2018 NAHL Top Prospects rosters announced

By @MichaelCaples –

The NAHL announced its roster for the upcoming 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which will take place Feb. 27-28 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.

The annual event serves as a showcase both for players fighting for spots on college hockey rosters and for NHL Draft-eligible players.

The NAHL’s four divisions – Midwest, South, East and Central – are all represented with their own teams, while the top NHL Draft-eligible players make up the two NAHL Selects team rosters.

Here are the Michigan names who have made the rosters for the Top Prospects Tournament:


NAHL Selects (White)

Ryan Naumovski – Forward – New Jersey Titans – Shelby Township

Andy Nedeljkovic – Forward – Johnstown Tomahawks – Canton

Jaden Shields – Defenseman – Austin Bruins – Royal Oak

Jarrett Lee – Forward – Minnesota Magicians – Northern Michigan commit

Calvin Dybicz – Defenseman – Minnesota Magicians – Michigan State commit

Ben Schultheis – Defenseman – Minnesota Magicians – Honeybaked alum


NAHL Selects (Red)

John Russell – Forward – Lone Star Brahmas – Traverse City (Harvard commit)

Max Sasson – Forward – Brookings Blizzard – Birmingham (Maine commit)

Jack Clement – Defenseman – Shreveport Mudbugs – Bloomfield Hills (Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Jake Transit – Forward – Shreveport Mudbugs – Royal Oak (Ferris State commit)

Ryan Ullan – Goaltender – Bismarck Bobcats – Northern Michigan commit


South (Green)

Dominick Procopio – Defenseman – Shreveport Mudbugs – Grosse Pointe

Jared Domin – Forward – Amarillo Bulls – Novi

Michael Montambault – Forward – Lone Star Brahmas – Ann Arbor

Ryan Burnett – Forward – Shreveport Mudbugs – Brighton

Julian Biondo – Forward – Lone Star Brahmas – Shelby Township

Matt Acciaioli – Defenseman – Corpus Christi IceRays – Rochester Hills

Dallas Tulik – Forward – Topeka RoadRunners – Kalamazoo

Andrew Lane – Defenseman – Shreveport Mudbugs – Howell


Midwest (Blue)

Nick Bowman – Forward – Coulee Region Chill – Shelby Township

Brendan MacLearn – Forward – Janesville Jets – Sault Ste. Marie

Hunter Wendt – Forward – Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Troy

Caleb Hite – Forward – Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Grand Blanc


East (Orange)

Garrett Hallford – Forward – Corpus Christi IceRays – Little Caesars, Honeybaked alum


Central (Grey)

Evan Rochowiak – Forward – Aberdeen Wings – Livonia



NAHL  Top Prospects Tournament schedule:

Tuesday, February 27th

1:00pm: Midwest Division vs. NAHL Selects Red

4:00pm: South Division vs. East Division

7:00pm: Central Division vs. NAHL Selects White

Wednesday, February 28th

11:00am: NAHL Selects Red vs. South Division

2:00pm: Central Division vs. Midwest Division

5:00pm: NAHL Selects White vs. East Division




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