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Four Mooseheads named to CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Zadina, Groulx, McIsaac and Gravel will all be heading to Guelph for next month's game

When the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game takes to the ice next month, four Halifax Mooseheads will be on the team rosters.

Forwards Filip Zadina and Benoit-Olivier Groulx, along with defenceman Jared McIsaac and goalie Alex Gravel will be heading to Guelph, Ontario for the game, which showcases the top 40 NHL draft eligible players.

Zadina is currently second in scoring in the QMJHL, and many believe he'll be a top 10 pick in June's NHL entry draft. 

McIsaac and Groulx are also listed as 'A' prospects by the NHL Central Scouting, meaning they're likely to go in the first round.

Gravel has a 'B' ranking, and is a potential second or third round candidate.

"It’s a truly special experience for the players assembled from across the CHL who have the opportunity to showcase their skills before hundreds of NHL scouts and general managers," said CHL President David Branch in a news release.

The Halifax Mooseheads say this is the largest contingent they've ever sent to the event.

Three Mooseheads made the roster in 2003, and again in 2013 when Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Zach Fucale played in the game.

All 14 CHL players chosen in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft competed in last year’s game, including first overall pick Nico Hischier of the Halifax Mooseheads.

Coaching staff, captains and alternates will be announced at a later date.

The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet on January 25th.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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