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Top 2017 NHL Draft eligible defenseman Luke Martin, center Ryan Poehling highlight players

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Defenseman Luke Martin and center Ryan Poehling, two top prospects for the 2017 NHL Draft, will lead opposing teams at the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

The game, which will feature 42 of the top United States-born players, will be played Sept. 22 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Martin (6-foot-2, 207 pounds), a freshman at the University of Michigan, will play for Team Mark Howe. A defensive-minded defenseman, Martin had four goals and 20 points in 63 games with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team last season. 

Poehling (6-2, 183), a freshman at St. Cloud State University, will play for Team John Leclair. Poehling, who had 20 goals and 54 points in 25 games at Lakeville North High School in Minnesota last season, is considered a two-way forward with solid playmaking ability.

Among those joining Martin on Team Howe are forwards Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) and Kailer Yamamota of Spokane in the Western Hockey League.

Martin, Mittelstadt and Yamamoto were each invited to USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Michigan, in August. The camp served as the first step in selecting the team that will represent the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Mittelstadt (6-0, 194) will be a senior center at Eden Prairie this season. He had one assist in two games at the NJEC, and had 22 goals and 59 points in 25 games last season. 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 (19 goals, 52 assists) 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.

Joining Poehling for Team Leclair are goaltenders Jake Oettinger (6-4, 193) of Boston University and Cayden Primeau (6-3, 190) of Lincoln in the United States Hockey League.

Oettinger allowed four goals on 61 shots in three games at the NJEC. Last season with USA Hockey's NTDP U-18 team, Oettinger went 25-8-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 37 games. Primeau, the son of former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau, is committed to Northeastern University in 2017-18.

The game also features two players from Pennsylvania: Team Howe defenseman Josh Maniscalco of the NTDP U-18 from Perkiomenville, Pa., and Team Leclair forward Evan Barratt of the NTDP U-18 from Morrisville, Pa.

Howe will be assisted on the bench by NTDP U-18 coach John Wroblewski. Leclair will be assisted by NTDP U-18 assistant coach Nick Fohr.

All players for the game were selected by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.

CCM/USA HOCKEY ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS

TEAM HOWE

GOALTENDERS:  Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon, USHL; Adam Scheel, USA U-18, USHL

DEFENSEMEN: Josh Maniscalco, USA U-18, USHL; Luke Martin, Michigan, BIG10; Thomas Miller, USA U-18, USHL; Ben Mirageas, Bloomington, USHL; Clayton Phillips, Fargo, USHL; David Farrance, USA U-18, USHL; Max Gildon, USA U-18, USHL

FORWARDS: Logan Cockerill, USA U-18, USHL; Cole Coskey, Saginaw, OHL; Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State, BIG10; Mick Messner, Madison, USHL; Matt Miller, Victory Honda U18, USMAAAE; Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie, HIGH-MN; RJ Murphy, Dubuque, USHL; Joshua Norris, USA U-18, USHL; Michael Pastujov, USA U-18, USHL; Scott Reedy, USA U-18, USHL; Jason Robertson, Kingston, OHL; Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane, WHL

TEAM LECLAIR

GOALTENDERS: Jake Oettinger, Boston University, H-EAST; Cayden Primeau, Lincoln, USHL

DEFENSEMEN: Michael Anderson, Waterloo, USHL; Ronald Brickey, Muskegon, USHL; Philip Kemp, USA U-18, USHL; Nate Knoepke, USA U-18, USHL; Tyler Inamoto, USA U-18, USHL; Jack Rathbone, Dexter School, HIGH-MA; Reilly Walsh, Chicago, USHL

FORWARDS: Evan Barratt, USA U-18, USHL; Alexander Chmelevski, Ottawa, OHL; Sean Dhooghe, USA U-18, USHL; Logan Hutsko, USA U-18, USHL; Mark Kastelic, Calgary, WHL; Ivan Lodnia, Erie, OHL; Kyle MacLean, Oshawa, OHL; Brannon McManus, Omaha, USHL; Grant Mismash, USA U-18, USHL; Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State, NCHC; Austin Pratt, Red Deer, WHL; Jacob Tortora, USA U-18, USHL

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