If the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is any indication, the state of California will be well represented at the 2014 NHL Draft. Four California-born players participated in the September 26th exhibition game, led by forward Chase De Leo and goaltender Thatcher Demko, both of whom head into the 2013-14 season with an 'A' ranking from NHL Central Scouting.
When Austin Poganski takes the ice for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team this weekend at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, much will have changed since the St. Cloud, MN native made his red, white and blue debut last year.
Below is the list of all players taken in the NHL Draft that have committed (verbally or otherwise) to NCAA teams as of June 30th. An Asterisk (*) indicates that the player has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) that has been verified. Please note that Ivy League schools (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale) do not accept NLI's. Unless otherwise indicated, all players will play in the NCAA this fall. This list does not include players that played in the NCAA in 2012-13.
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- Recalled/Assigned: 03/07/14 - Luke Adam and Nicolas Deslauriers Recalled from Amerks
- GM Game #7 by TP, AM, and IR
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- Confirmed with Link: [MTL/NYI] Thomas Vanek & cond'l 5th for Sebastian Collberg & cond'l 2nd PART 2