Waterloo Black Hawks forward Tyler Sheehy will serve as an injury replacement in the United States Hockey League/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, Iowa, on Jan. 13.
Sheehy will fill the roster spot on Team East for Chicago Steel forward Robby Jackson, who was selected to compete but unable to participate because of an upper-body injury.
Sheehy, in his second USHL season, has 11 goals and 27 points in 25 games to rank second in scoring for the Black Hawks. He has scored seven power-play goals, fifth in the league.
The selection process for players competing in the game was completed in cooperation with USHL general managers, NHL scouts and team personnel, and NHL Central Scouting. All 40 players chosen are eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
"The USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game provides a unique opportunity for the management and scouts of the 30 NHL teams to view the top USHL talent available for the 2015 NHL Draft," Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr said. "The prospects are encouraged to showcase their skills and abilities amongst their peers in this competitive and entertaining environment that brings out their best."
The 40 players have been split into two 20-man teams, Team East and Team West.
2015 USHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS
GOALTENDERS: Chris Birdsall, Youngstown; Ben Blacker, Cedar Rapids
DEFENSEMEN: Tory Dello, Tri-City; Bryce Hatten, Cedar Rapids; Wyatt Kalynuk, Lincoln; Joe Masonius, USA U-18; Ethan Spaxman, Waterloo; Ryan Zuhlsdorf, Sioux City
FORWARDS: Brock Boeser, Waterloo; Robert Carpenter, Sioux City; Mikey Eyssimont, Fargo; Michael Floodstrand, USA U-18; Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Omaha; Matthew Freytag, Tri-City; Jake Henderson, Omaha; Cooper Marody, Sioux Falls; Thomas Novak, Waterloo; Nikita Pavlychev, Des Moines; Denis Smirnov, Fargo; Chris Wilkie, Tri-City
GOALTENDERS: Ryan Larkin, Cedar Rapids; Eric Schierhorn, Muskegon
DEFENSEMEN: Joe Cecconi, Muskegon; Dennis Gilbert, Chicago; Blake Hillman, Dubuque; Kris Myllari, Youngstown; Vili Saarijarvi, Green Bay; Christian Wolanin, Muskegon
FORWARDS: Mason Bergh, Chicago; Kyle Connor, Youngstown; Erik Foley, Cedar Rapids; Jiri Fronk, Cedar Rapids; Dylan Gambrell, Dubuque; Brent Gates, Jr., Green Bay; Adam Gaudette, Cedar Rapids; Tyler Sheehy, Waterloo; Tanner Laczynski, Chicago; Seamus Malone, Dubuque; Sam Miletic, Green Bay; Chase Pearson, Youngstown