Every year, the top 40 American-born hockey players come together for the All-American Prospects Game, which showcases the prospects that are eligible for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
This season’s game takes place at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, Minn., for the first time ever. And the event this year features a Tomahawks flavor.
The game, which takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m., features two former NHL players as coaches in Jamie Langenbrunner and former Penguins defenseman Jordan Leopold.
Johnstown equipment manager, Dave Dunkleberger, has been selected to serve on the equipment staff for the game.
“There is no secret what Dunk means to our hockey team,” Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia said. “He is a tireless worker who goes above and beyond for our players and is also a huge asset to our hockey staff. He has been recognized numerous times by the NAHL at various league events, but to now be chosen by USA Hockey for such a prestigious event is a great honor. He is truly deserving, and I couldn’t be happier for him.”
Among the top players suiting up for the game is Jack Hughes, who is currently projected to be a top selection in the 2019 Draft.
The Tomahawks are no stranger to the game as former goaltender and Florida Panther prospect Ryan Bednard competed in the game in 2014.