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McDavid, Beauvillier named captains for Top Prospects Game

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Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Shawinigan Cataractes left wing Anthony Beauvillier will serve as captains for their respective teams at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 22 at Meridian Centre in St. Catherines, Ontario.

McDavid, the projected No. 1 pick at the 2015 NHL Draft, will captain Team Bobby Orr along with alternate captains Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars) and Nicholas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens). Beauvillier, a B-rated prospect on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list for the 2015 NHL Draft, will lead Team Don Cherry along with alternates Dylan Strome (Erie Otters) and Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans).

Strome, Carlo, Harkins and Roy are all A-rated skaters on Central Scouting's players to watch list.

McDavid is fresh off a gold medal-winning performance for Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. He has 56 points in 21 games this season. Beauvillier, who is in his second season with the Cataractes, is ninth in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 57 points in 42 games.

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