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Looking Back: 2013 All-American Prospects Game

By USAHockey.com, 09/12/17, 9:15AM EDT

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The Just of It: Team Johnson bested Team Mullen, 5-2, in the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 26, 2013.

Celebrity Coaches: Mark Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.), a gold-medalist from the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, and Joe Mullen (New York, N.Y.), who spent six seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, served as head coaches for the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

Game Details

Team Mullen

2013 AAPG Draft Class

Team Johnson


Most Valuable Player: Team Johnson’s Keegan Iverson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) notched a goal and an assist to earn MVP honors.


Iverson gives Team Johnson a two-goal advantage in the third period

“Michigan Man” Opens The Scoring:  Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) broke the scoreless tie 37 seconds into the second period. Larkin would go on to become the first American selected in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft with the 15th overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings.


Larkin converts in the opening minute of the second frame


NHL Ties

Five different players in the 2013 game have NHL ties within their family. They are Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.), son of Ted Donato; Ryan MacInnis (St. Louis, Mo.), son of Al MacInnis; Ryan Mantha (Clarkston, Mich.), son of Moe Mantha; Jack Ramsey (Minnetonka, Minn.), son of Mike Ramsey; and Nolan Stevens (Manhatten Beach, Calif.), son of John Stevens. Donato collected a pair of assists for Team Mullen. For more background on the family ties featured in the 2013 All-American Prospects game, click here.


Have Made NHL Debut:

Chase De Leo (Winnipeg Jets)

Anthony DeAngelo (New York Rangers)

Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)

Kevin Labanc (San Jose Sharks)

Sonny Milano (Columbus Blue Jackets)

Alex Nedeljkovic (Carolina Hurricanes)

Nick Schmaltz (Chicago Blackhawks)

Alex Tuch (Vegas Golden Knights)

(current team in parenthesis) 


Notable Honors Since The AAPG:

2016 NHL All-Star – Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.)

2016 Calder Cup Championship (Lake Erie Monsters)Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.)

2016 NCAA Hockey National Championship (North Dakota) Shane Gersich (Chaska, Minn.) and Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.)

2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (Bronze)Louie Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.), Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.), Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.), Ryan Hitchcock (Manhasset, N.Y.), Ryan MacInnis (St. Louis, Mo.), Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.), Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio), Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.)

2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship (Bronze)Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.)

2014 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship (Gold) - Louie Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.), Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.), Ryan Collins (Bloomington, Minn.), Jack Dougherty (Cottage Grove, Minn.), Jared Fiegl (Parker, Colo.), Shane Gersich (Chaska, Minn.), Jack Glover (Golden Valley, Minn.), Ryan Hitchcock (Manhasset, N.Y.), Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.), Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.), Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.), Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio), Dylan Pavelek (Marysville, Mich.), Nolan Stevens (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and Joe Wegwerth (Brewster, N.Y.)


Game Highlights


2013 AAPG Photos

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