COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – While the players for the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were previously announced, USA Hockey today revealed the division of players that will comprise Team Johnson and Team Mullen. Former Pittsburgh Penguins Mark Johnson and Joe Mullen will each coach a team in the event, which includes 40 top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The game is slated for Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the CONSOL Energy Center, home to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Twenty-eight players appear on NHL Central Scouting's "Futures List," which highlights players that have potential to be selected in the first three rounds of the draft.
The game will feature two players from Pennsylvania, Tony DeAngelo (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Ed Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.).
For more information on the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, or to purchase tickets, visit AllAmericanProspectsGame.com.
Notes: Pittsburgh Penguins alumni Mark Johnson and Joe Mullen will be the head coaches for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Danton Cole and John Gruden of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will serve as assistant coaches ... The CCM-designed jerseys for the event are available here ... The officials selected for the event can be found here ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG ... Players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... Thirteen states are represented on the roster. Minnesota leads the way with nine, while New York is second with five. California, Illinois and Michigan have four apiece. Other states include Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.