The Sabres and USA Hockey have called a news conference for Monday afternoon, and they are expected to announce Buffalo will host the inaugural all-American prospects game this fall.
During a meeting with members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in January, USA Hockey announced it was creating an event to showcase draft-eligible American players. Executives in the organization told The News that Buffalo was on the list of possible hosts for the prospects game.
The event is expected to bring at least 40 of the best 17- and 18-year-olds in the United States to town to show their skills to NHL scouts. USA Hockey hopes the game will bring more attention to the nation’s players, which in turn would help their draft status.