NAHL announces 2023 Top Prospects rosters
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 6-7, 2023, at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
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For more information on the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: http://nahl.com/tpt/
The number of players each NAHL team is sending to the tournament, in which four teams from the four NAHL divisions: Central, East, Midwest and South, will each play in two game games, was based on each team’s winning percentage within their group as of January 8, 2023.
Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, except for those who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as prospects for the 2023 NHL Draft. Each team is comprised of 22 players (13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies) for a total of 88 players.
2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (all times eastern)
Monday, February 6th
1:00pm: South vs. Midwest
4:00pm: East vs. Central
Tuesday, February 7th
11:00am: Central vs. South
2:00pm: Midwest vs. East
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events in junior hockey. Last season, over 200 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which includes the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup Championship in May.
One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing and being showcased in the NAHL. To date, 170 players have already made NCAA commitments during the 2022-23 season. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament plays a big role in that success, with over half of the players who played in last year’s Top Prospects Tournament, earning an NCAA Division I opportunity following their participation in the event. The event continues to provide the hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance with a look at the best uncommitted players the NAHL has to offer, as well as some potential NHL Draft picks.