Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Seth Jones

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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game - Seth Jones

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman and top 2013 prospect Seth Jones puts his talents on display at the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 Players taking part in the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be under the scrutiny of scores of NHL scouts and GM's that will be in attendance.  But one player may draw the attention of these interested observers more so than others, that player being defenseman Seth Jones.

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Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Phil Housley

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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game - Phil Housley

Photo: USA Hockey head coach Phil Housley will be one of the coaches taking part in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 Former NHL defenseman Phil Housley returns to the city where he spent eight of his 21 NHL seasons, only this time he'll be behind the bench rather than competing on the ice.

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USA Hockey ready for Saturday’s prospect showcase

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All-American Prospects Game Press Conference

Photo: USA Hockey head coach Phil Housley, Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black, and USA Hockey's Assistant Executive Director of Hockey Operations Jim Johannson talk to the media on the eve of the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 What has been an idea in the making for some time will now become reality tomorrow night as USA Hockey presents their first of what is expected to be an annual event, the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

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Video: 2012 USA Hockey NJEC – Andy Welinski, USA

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Andy Welinski - USA

Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Andy Welinski survived the first cut in his bid to earn a berth on the 2013 USA WJC squad (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Sport)

 

Defenseman Andy Welinski returned to the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers for the 2011-12 season.  As it turned out, it was a season to remember for the Anaheim Ducks prospect.

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Video: 2012 USA Hockey NJEC – Sean Kuraly, USA

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Sean Kuraly, USA

Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Sean Kuraly turned in a strong showing at the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

The USHL is considered by most to be the top junior development league in the United States.  In recent years, the league has been producing what seems to be an ever growing crop of NHL draftees, some of whom have flown somewhat under the radar even after being drafted.

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