The Selects program has had a long track record of success advancing players into the highest leagues in the world. From the NHL to Major Junior, Selects alumni are among the leaders in various leagues across North America. This week, we take a look across the hockey landscape to take a closer look at some of those standout performances.
The NHL trade deadline is at the end of this month, and there’s lots of speculation on what teams will be buying or selling and which players could be on the move.
One of the top targets is ‘91 East Coast Selects and current Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene, as the 28-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season. If he is unable to reach an extension before the deadline, Craig Button believes the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights and Boston Bruins could all be interested in acquiring Duchene who has 21 goals and 48 points in 48 games this season.
His teammate and former ‘92 East Coast Selects forward Mark Stone could also be on the move, as the Sens are in last place in the NHL with 43 points. If extensions can’t be reached with one or both players, Ottawa could be busy fielding offers as the trade deadline nears.
👀 @rileydamiani behind the D
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) January 31, 2019
After tallying nine points in three games last week, former East Coast Selects-O forward Riley Damiani was named the OHL’s Player of the Week. The 18-year-old Kitchener Ranger posted back-to-back four-point games and is second on the team in scoring with 57 points in 39 games.
Robert Mastrosimone garnered some national attention in the USHL with this beauty of a Sportscenter Top Ten Play…
— Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) February 3, 2019
The former ‘01 East Coast Selects-O forward and Boston University commit has 17 goals and 32 points in 31 games this season with the Chicago Steel.
Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CONTACT us for more information on how you can join the Selects family.