2024 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Starts Today
The 2024 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament is ready to go!
The 2024 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be held from February 5-6, 2024 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, PA, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the practice home to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and was home to the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament last season.
The number of players each NAHL team is sending to the tournament, which includes four divisional teams from the Central, East, Midwest and South Divisions, along with an NAHL Selects Team and an NAHL At-Large team, was based on each team’s winning percentage within their division as of January 8, 2024. Each team will play two games during the event.
Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2024 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, except for those who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as prospects for the 2024 NHL Draft. Each team is composed of 20 players (12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies) for a total of 120 players.
To see all team rosters click here.
2024 NAHL Top Prospects Schedule (all times eastern)
Monday, February 5:
Midwest vs. East, 2:00pm
Selects Gold vs. Selects Silver, 4:45pm
Central vs. South, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 6:
Midwest vs. Selects Gold, 10:00am
South vs. Selects Silver, 12:45pm
East vs. Central, 3:30pm
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events of its kind, featuring almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to provide 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. It is an important part of the NAHL event model, which is inclusive of the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the primary practice and training facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as a comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. This first-of-its-kind facility in the Pittsburgh region is a true partnership between two world-class organizations, and features 185,000 square feet of total space dedicated to treating, training and inspiring athletes at every level. This multi-use facility is a destination for athletes of all ages and skill levels seeking sports medicine, performance, and rehabilitation expertise as well as hockey-specific skills and performance training. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex has hosted prominent events such as the NHL's Kraft Hockeyville Game, USHL's Fall Classic, NWHL regular-season games and All-Star weekend, as well as USA Hockey National Championships and tournaments.