January 10, 2024

Draft eligibles announced for 2024 All-American Game

Cole Eiserman and Cole Hutson of the US National Team Development Program, top prospects for the 2024 NHL Draft, are among the 45 participants set to play in the 2024 All-American Game.

The 2024 All-American Game is set for Monday, January 15 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI.

Eiserman, an ‘A’ skater in FCHockey’s Preliminary ranking for the 2024 draft published in October, is one of the top offensive-minded forwards for the 2024 draft. He has 50 points (29 goals, 21 assists) in 28 games for the NTDP, and 16 points (11 goals, five assists) in 10 games of action in the United States Hockey League.

Hutson, also an ‘A’ rated skater, is projected as one of the top defensemen in the 2024 class. Hutson has 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 32 NTDP games, and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 USHL games.

Trevor Connelly of the Tri-City Storm and Will Felicio of the Madison Capitols, fellow ‘A’ rated players, were also named as participants in the showcase. James Hagens, a potential top pick for the 2025 NHL Draft, will also play in the exhibition.

The All-American Game has featured 292 NHL Draft picks, including 63 first-round selections, since its inception. Will SmithRyan LeonardOliver MooreCharlie Stramel, and Gabriel Perreault, all first-round picks in the 2023 NHL Draft, played in the All-American Game last year.

Here are the teams for the 2024 All-American Game:


GOALTENDERS: Thatcher Bernstein, Dubuque (USHL); Nicholas Kempf, USA U18 (NTDP).

DEFENSEMEN: EJ Emery, USA U18 (NTDP); Will Felicio, Waterloo (USHL); Elliott Groenewold, Cedar Rapids (USHL); Logan Hensler, USA U18 (NTDP); Adam Kleber, Lincoln (USHL); Sam Laurila, USA U18 (NTDP); Tory Pitner, Youngstown (USHL); Dakoda Rheaume-Mullen, USA U18 (NTDP).

FORWARDS: Austin Baker, USA U18 (NTDP); Joseph Connor, Muskegon (USHL); Kristian Epperson, USA U18 (NTDP); Jake Fisher, Fargo (USHL); Matvei Gridin, Muskegon (USHL); Michael Hage, Chicago (USHL); James Hagens, USA U18 (NTDP); Christian Humphreys, USA U18 (NTDP); John Mustard, Waterloo (USHL); Kaden Shahan, Sioux City (USHL); Teddy Stiga, USA U18 (NTDP); Brodie Ziemer, USA U18 (NTDP).


GOALTENDERS: Caleb Heil, Sioux Falls (USHL); John Parsons, USA U18 (NTDP).

DEFENSEMEN: Philippe Blais-Savoie, Tri-City (USHL); Tanner Henricks, Lincoln (USHL); Cole Hutson, USA U18 (NTDP); Noah Lapointe, USA U18 (NTDP); Finn McLaughlin, Youngstown (USHL); Luke Osburn, Youngstown (USHL); Will Skahan, USA U18 (NTDP); John Whipple, USA U18 (NTDP).

FORWARDS: Kamil Bednarik, USA U18 (NTDP); Sacha Boisvert, Muskegon (USHL); Austin Burnevik, Madison (USHL), Trevor Connelly, Tri-City (USHL); Cole Eiserman, USA U18 (NTDP); Ethan Gardula, Sioux City (USHL); Brendan McMorrow, USA U18 (NTDP); Charlie Pardue, USA U18 (NTDP); Max Plante, USA U18 (NTDP); James Reeder, Dubuque (USHL); Mac Swanson, Fargo (USHL); Lucas Van Vliet, USA U18 (NTDP); Shane Vansaghi, USA U18 (NTDP).

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