CHL Press Release
The Canadian Hockey League, in association with the three regional leagues, the host Calgary Hitmen of the WHL and BMO Financial Group, today announced the 40 CHL players that will compete in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, Alberta, on Jan. 15, 2014.
The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting and include 20 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 13 players from the Western Hockey League, and seven players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
One of the 40 players chosen was Plymouth Whalers' goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, who played for the Metro Jets last season, and is looked at as a possible first-round pick next June in Philadelphia.
Nedeljkovic, a 17-year-old native of Parma, Ohio, went 5-3-0 with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in nine games with the Jets.
“The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is one of the highlights of the hockey calendar and we are excited to showcase 40 of the league’s top prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft to the passionate hockey fans in Calgary and to CHL fans across Canada watching live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports,” said CHL president David Branch. “Since 1996 the CHL’s top prospects have had the opportunity to showcase their skills in this event before hundreds of NHL scouts and general managers in attendance. Congratulations to all 40 players selected this season representing the next wave of talent to the NHL.”