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Roster set for All-American Prospects Game

Goalie Jake Oettinger, defenseman Luke Martin among U.S.-born participants eligible for 2017 NHL Draft

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

Goaltender Jake Oettinger, defenseman Luke Martin, and forwards Casey Mittelstadt and Kailer Yamamoto were among the 42 United States-born players named to play in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 22.

All players selected are eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft and were picked by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.

"This event provides some of the best U.S. players eligible for next year's NHL draft the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations. "With input from NHL Central Scouting, this game will feature future stars of the NHL, and we're thrilled to be working with the Philadelphia Flyers to host this game as part of their 50th anniversary."

Oettinger, Martin, Mittelstadt and Yamamoto participated in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Mich., earlier this month. The camp serves as the first step in selecting the team that will play for the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Video: Jim Johannson on 2016 All-American Prospects Game

Oettinger (6-foot-4, 203 pounds) is a freshman at Boston University. In three games at the NJEC, he allowed four goals on 61 shots. Last season with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team, Oettinger went 25-8-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 37 games.

"There's a lot to like about his game," Central Scouting's Al Jensen said. "He's a big goalie. Covers a lot of the net. His positional play is very good. He's got a phenomenal butterfly, great rebound control. He's got that NHL net presence when you look at him."

Martin (6-2, 207) is a freshman at the University of Michigan. A defensive-minded defenseman, he had four shots on goal in two games at the NJEC. Last season with the NTDP U-18, he had four goals and 20 points in 63 games.

"He's a steady, safe all-around guy," an NHL scout said.

Mittelstadt (6-0, 194) will be a senior center at Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School this season. He had one assist in two games at the NJEC, and last season he had 22 goals and 59 points in 25 games.

"He's quick and fast with or without the puck," Central Scouting's Greg Rajanen said. "He's got very good puck skills and a high-end compete level."

Yamamoto (5-7, 147) had one goal and two assists in four games at the NJEC. Last season, the right wing led Spokane of the Western Hockey League with 71 points in 57 games and tied for the tournament lead with seven goals in seven games to help the U.S. win the bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

"He's a very skilled, lightning-quick player," an NHL scout said. "Good skater, quick hands."

Also selected for the game were three players from the Philadelphia region: Defenseman Josh Maniscalco of the NTDP U-18 from Perkiomenville, Pa.; forward Evan Barratt of the NTDP U-18 from Morrisville, Pa.; and goaltender Cayden Primeau of Lincoln of the United States Hockey League from Voorhees, N.J. Primeau is the son of former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau.

Former Flyers and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame members Mark Howe and John Leclair will be the coaches at the game.


GOALTENDERS: Jake Oettinger, Boston University, H-EAST; Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon, USHL; Cayden Primeau, Lincoln, USHL; Adam Scheel, USA U-18, USHL

DEFENSEMEN: Michael Anderson, Waterloo, USHL; Ronald Brickey, Muskegon, USHL; David Farrance, USA U-18, USHL; Max Gildon, USA U-18, USHL; Philip Kemp, USA U-18, USHL; Nate Knoepke, USA U-18, USHL; Tyler Inamoto, USA U-18, USHL; Josh Maniscalco, USA U-18, USHL; Luke Martin, Michigan, BIG10; Thomas Miller, USA U-18, USHL; Ben Mirageas, Bloomington, USHL; Clayton Phillips, Fargo, USHL; Jack Rathbone, Dexter School, HIGH-MA; Reilly Walsh, Chicago, USHL

FORWARDS: Evan Barratt, USA U-18, USHL; Alexander Chmelevski, Ottawa, OHL; Logan Cockerill, USA U-18, USHL; Cole Coskey, Saginaw, OHL; Sean Dhooghe, USA U-18, USHL; Logan Hutsko, USA U-18, USHL; Mark Kastelic, Calgary, WHL; Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State, BIG10; Ivan Lodnia, Erie, OHL; Kyle MacLean, Oshawa, OHL; Brannon McManus, Omaha, USHL; Mick Messner, Madison, USHL; Matt Miller, Victory Honda U18, USMAAAE; Grant Mismash, USA U-18, USHL; Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie, HIGH-MN; RJ Murphy, Dubuque, USHL; Joshua Norris, USA U-18, USHL; Michael Pastujov, USA U-18, USHL; Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State, NCHC; Austin Pratt, Red Deer, WHL; Scott Reedy, USA U-18, USHL; Jason Robertson, Kingston, OHL; Jacob Tortora, USA U-18, USHL; Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane, WHL

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