Eight Michigan names invited to USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game


By @MichaelCaples –

The USHL and NHL Central Scouting have announced the rosters for the upcoming 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and there are plenty of Michigan names invited.

Eight players with Michigan ties – including three natives – will take part in the prestigious event that serves as an annual showcase for top USHL players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft.

This season’s Top Prospects Game will take place in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 8, 2019.

The three homegrown invitees are Michael Feenstra, Hunter Skinner and Josh Nodler. Here’s a full breakdown of the Michigan names on the rosters:


Team East

Michael Feenstra – Defenseman – Dubuque Fighting Saints – Grand Haven native, Michigan State commit

Hunter Skinner – Defenseman – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Pinckney native, Western Michigan commit

Trevor Janicke – Forward – Central Illinois Flying Aces – NTDP alum

Egor Afanasyev – Forward – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Michigan State commit

Josh Nodler – Forward – Fargo Force – Oak Park native, Michigan State commit

Keegan Karki – Goaltender – Muskegon Lumberjacks

Logan Stein – Goaltender – Waterloo Black Hawks – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies alum, Ferris State commit


Team West

Austen Swankler – Forward – Sioux Falls Stampede – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies alum, Michigan commit

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