2017 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Preview

This year’s CHL/NHL Top Prospects game will be played at the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City. Once again the top prospects playing in the CHL from this year’s NHL Draft class have been split between Team Cherry and Team Orr. The top two prospects – Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier – will act as captains as both look to prove they are worth of the #1 selection in June.

We put together an in-depth scouting report for each prospect participating in the game. You can find them here:



OHL – Team Cherry

OHL – Team Orr


Team Cherry

Head Coach

Simon Gagne

Maxime Comtois – Victoriaville Tigres
MacKenzie Entwistle – Hamilton Bulldogs
Jake Leschyshyn – Regina Pats
Ivan Lodnia – Erie Otters
Antoine Morand – Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Nolan Patrick – Brandon Wheat Kings
Isaac Ratcliffe – Guelph Storm
Adam Ruzicka – Sarnia Sting
Nick Suzuki – Owen Sound Attack
Robert Thomas – London Knights
Owen Tippett – Mississauga Steelheads
Gabriel Vilardi – Windsor Spitfires

Cal Foote – Kelowna Rockets
Antoine Crête-Belzile – Blainville Boisbriand-Armada
Henri Jokiharju – Portland Winterhawks
Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Charlottetown Islanders
Artyom Minulin – Swift Current Broncos
Jarret Tyszka – Seattle Thunderbirds

Ian Scott – Prince Albert Raiders
Stuart Skinner – Lethbridge Hurricanes


Team Orr

Head Coach

Guy Chouinard

Sasha Chmelevski – Ottawa 67’s
Alex Formenton – London Knights
Morgan Frost – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Cody Glass – Portland Winterhawks
Nico Hischier – Halifax Mooseheads
Kole Lind – Kelowna Rockets
Stelio Mattheos – Brandon Wheat Kings
Nikita Popugaev – Moose Jaw Warriors
Michael Rasmussen – Tri-City Americans
Nate Schnarr – Guelph Storm
Matthew Strome – Hamilton Bulldogs
Kailer Yamamoto – Spokane Chiefs

Nic Hague – Mississauga Steelheads
Jacob Paquette – Kingston Frontenacs
Markus Phillips – Owen Sound Attack
Eemeli Rasanen – Kingston Frontenacs
Conor Timmins – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Juuso Valimaki – Tri-City Americans

Michael DiPietro – Windsor Spitfires
Alex D’Orio – Saint John Sea Dogs


Here is a look at how each player has fared offensively during their season:


(Thanks to 307x for the chart, give him a follow for great junior hockey analysis


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