Yesterday the Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the Prospects game rosters for the upcoming event in Cornwall, ON on January 25th.
Each player named to the roster was selected through the efforts of NHL central scouting and are currently among the top 40 CJHL prospects heading into the 2017 NHL draft.
Terriers’ forward James McIsaac was the lone MJHL player named to Team West’s roster.
McIsaac joined the Terriers earlier this season in a trade with the Winnipeg Blues. The 17 year old currently sits 10th overall in points in the MJHL with 17 goals and 19 assists averaging just over a point per game, the youngest player in the top 10.
Terriers Coach and GM Blake Spiller – “James plays important minutes for us and has a very good combination of skill and grit.”
McIsaac says he feels honored and humbled to be recognized. ”For sure it was a goal of mine heading into this season and a big accomplishment for me. While it’s flattering being the only MJHL player picked, it’s humbling knowing all the talent in this league.”
“I’m looking forward to the game and catching up with a few familiar names I’ve played with or against in the past. I’m excited to get there and just play my game and represent the MJHL well.”
Through the CJHL website, CJHL President Brent Ladds. “We congratulate each of the players on their selection to compete in the 2017 CJHL Prospects Game in Cornwall and commend NHL Central Scouting for their contributions in helping formalize the Team East and Team West rosters.”
“We are confident this group of young men will provide all those in attendance, including the multitude of scouts and Junior A hockey fans alike, a tremendous showcase of CJHL talent from right across the country,” added Ladds.
“The CJHL Prospects Game is a tremendous opportunity for these players to showcase their ability and represent their teams, leagues and communities on a national stage,” said Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting.