NAHL announces 2022 Top Prospects rosters
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 7-8, 2022, at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
Scout passes for the event will go on sale on Thursday, January 27th. For more information on the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: http://nahl.com/tpt/
The number of players each NAHL team is sending to the tournament, in which teams from the four NAHL divisions: Central, East, Midwest and South, was based on each team’s winning percentage within their division as of January 10, 2022. Each team is comprised of 22 players (13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies).
Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, except for those who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft.
2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (all times eastern)
Monday, February 7th
4:00pm: East vs. South
6:30pm: Central vs. Midwest
Tuesday, February 8th
10:00am: South vs. Central
12:30pm: Midwest vs. East
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events in junior hockey. Hundreds of scouts attend the event annually, which features almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which includes the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.
One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing and being showcased in the NAHL. To date, 167 players have already made NCAA commitments during the 2021-22 season. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament plays a big role in that success, providing the hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance with a look at the best uncommitted players the NAHL has to offer, as well as, some potential NHL Draft picks.