Swift Current Broncos center Glenn Gawdin, Prince Albert Raiders defenseman Brendan Guhle and Owen Sound Attack goaltender Michael McNiven will serve as injury replacements in the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday at the Meridian Centre in St. Catherines, Ontario.
Gawdin (6-foot-1, 188 pounds), who will replace Sarnia Sting forward Pavel Zacha (upper-body injury) on Team Bobby Orr, had 36 points in 46 games for the Broncos this season. Guhle (6-1, 184), who will replace Oshawa Generals defenseman Mitchell Vande Sompel (upper body) on Team Don Cherry, has 15 points in 45 games in his second season with the Raiders.
McNiven (6-0, 205), who replaces Quebec Remparts goaltender Callum Booth (upper body) for Team Cherry, is 10-3-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in his first season with the Attack.
The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game features 40 of the Canadian Hockey League's top players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
CHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS
GOALTENDERS: ^Callum Booth, Quebec (QMJHL); Samuel Montembeault, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL); *Michael McNiven, Owen Sound (OHL)
DEFENSEMEN: *Rasmus Andersson, Barrie (OHL); Brandon Carlo, Tri-City (WHL); Vince Dunn, Niagara (OHL); Noah Juulsen, Everett (WHL); Matt Spencer, Peterborough (OHL); ^Mitchell Vande Sompel, Oshawa (OHL); ^Jakub Zboril, Saint John (QMJHL); *Brendan Guhle, Prince Albert (WHL)
FORWARDS: Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan (QMJHL); Filip Chlapik, Charlottetown (QMJHL); Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current (WHL); Graham Knott, Niagara (OHL); Mitchell Marner, London (OHL); Adam Musil, Red Deer (WHL); Daniel Sprong, Charlottetown (QMJHL); Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw (OHL); Dylan Strome, Erie (OHL); Evgeny Svechnikov, Cape Breton (QMJHL); Yakov Trenin, Gatineau (QMJHL); Dennis Yan, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
GOALTENDERS: Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie (OHL); Nick McBride, Prince Albert (WHL)
DEFENSMEN: Guillaume Brisebois, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL); Thomas Chabot, Saint John (QMJHL); Nicolas Meloche, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL); Ryan Pilon, Brandon (WHL); Ivan Provorov, Brandon (WHL); Jeremy Roy, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
FORWARDS: ^Mathew Barzal, Seattle (WHL); Paul Bittner, Portland (WHL); Lawson Crouse, Kingston (OHL); Ryan Gropp, Seattle (WHL); Jansen Harkins, Prince George (WHL); Travis Konecny, Ottawa (OHL); ^Nikita Korostelev, Sarnia (OHL); Connor McDavid, Erie (OHL); Timo Meier, Halifax (QMJHL); Nick Merkley, Kelowna (WHL); Nicolas Roy, Chicoutimi (QMJHL); ^Pavel Zacha, Sarnia (OHL); *Blake Speers, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); *Nathan Noel, Saint John (QMJHL); *Glenn Gawdin, Swift Current (WHL)
*- injury replacement
^- injured and unable to participate