All American Prospects Game Tickets
Organizer: USA Hockey
Partners: International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and National Hockey League (NHL)
Teams: USA Hockey National Team Developmental Program Under-18 vs. United States Hockey League
BioSteel All-American Hockey Game TicketsThe BioSteel All-American Hockey Game matches the top draft-eligible hockey players from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) Under-18 team against the top draft-eligible players from the United States Hockey League (USHL). All players competing were born in the United States and are eligible for the upcoming NHL draft. Some of the best players in the National Hockey League have competed in this celebrated event, including Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Charlie McAvoy of the Boston Bruins and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres. In fact, the National Hockey League has drafted 188 former All-American game players. Of those, 44 were selected in the first round of the draft. The first selection of the 2019 draft was Jack Hughes, selected by the New Jersey Devils after playing for Team Leopold in the 2018 All-American game. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the next generation of NHL stars skating on the same ice. Grab your BioSteel All-American Hockey Game tickets at StubHub today.
Is the Biosteel All-American Hockey Game similar to the All-American Prospects Game?The Biosteel All-American hockey game replaces the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and the USHL Top Prospects Game. The National Hockey League, USA Hockey and the United States Hockey League have joined together to develop and support this new competition.
When is the BioSteel All-American Hockey Game scheduled to be played?While previously played in September, the BioSteel All-American Game was moved to January beginning in 2020. On Jan. 20, 2020, Team Knuble beat Team Gomez 6-1 in the eighth annual competition, which took place in Plymouth, Mich., at the USA Hockey Arena.
What is the National Team Development Program (NTDP), and where do NTDP players come from?The National Team Development Program is part of USA Hockey's amateur player development program. Players are scouted for two years all over the United States before being invited to the annual NTDP Evaluation Camp. Twenty-two members are selected for the NTDP Under-17 team from the evaluation camp. Those players will advance to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) Under-18 team the following season. The NTDP believes that players develop more quickly and to a higher level by competing against opponents who are older and more experienced, creating a rigorous and extremely competitive environment.
What is the United States Hockey League (USHL)?The United States Hockey League is the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States. USHL is headquartered in Chicago. An annual USHL Combine is held to evaluate interested players who are invited to showcase their talents during live competition. Classroom presentations, off-ice physicals, cognitive testing and evaluations from USHL coaches and scouts will all be considered to make final decisions about who will wear the USHL team jersey.
Who is USA Hockey, the organizer of the tournament?USA Hockey, previously known as the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States, was founded in 1937. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Hockey promotes a life-long love for the sport, provides certification for coaches and officials, emphasizes player safety and develops hockey programs at all age and ability levels.
Who are the notable coaches for the BioSteel All-American Game?Former NHL players Jamie Langenbrunner (1994-2013), Jordan Leopold (2002-2015), Chris Chelios (1983-2010), Brian Leetch (1987-2006) and Mark Howe (1979-1995) have coached teams participating in the All-American game since 2016.
Which cities have hosted the All-American hockey game?Buffalo, NY, has hosted the event four times (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017). Pittsburgh, hosted in 2013, Philadelphia, in 2016, and Saint Paul, Minn., in 2018.
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