NEW YORK – NHL Network™ announced today that it will broadcast the 2010 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game live on its U.S. Channel on Wednesday, January 20 starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. Rogers Sportsnet and RDS will broadcast the game in Canada.
The 20-man rosters for the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game were selected by NHL General Managers along with NHL Central Scouting and include 18 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 13 players from the Western Hockey League, and nine players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The game comes on the heels of the mid-season rankings release on January 11 by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau.
Windsor Spitfires (OHL) players LW Taylor Hall (ranked first) and D Cam Fowler (ranked third) will suit up for Team Cherry [Don] while second ranked C Tyler Seguin from the OHL's Plymouth Whalers will play for Team Orr [Bobby].
The 2009 event was held in Oshawa, ON, and featured all 16 CHL players that were selected in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft including the New York Islanders' first overall pick John Tavares. In addition to Tavares, seven other NHL stars have participated in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game before being selected first overall including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, and Steven Stamkos.
Full coverage of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game can be found on NHL.com.
Evening Programming Schedule on NHL Network U.S. for Wednesday, January 20
4:00 p.m. NHL Power Play
6:00 p.m. Top 10 Playoff Performances of All-Time
6:30 p.m. Frozen In Time: 2005-06 Rookies
7:00 p.m. 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game
9:30 p.m. NHL On The Fly