Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Valentin Nussbaumer of the Shawinigan Cataractes will compete in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to be played on Wednesday January 23 in Red Deer, Alberta.
The 18-year-old Switzerland native represented his country with a fourth place finish at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship scoring twice with one assist for three points in seven games. So far this season in the QMJHL the fourth overall pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft has seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 30 games. The centreman was assigned a ‘B’ rating by NHL Central Scouting in their ‘Players to Watch’ list for December indicating his projection as a second or third round candidate for 2019 NHL Draft selection.
Nussbaumer replaces Dillon Hamaliuk of the Seattle Thunderbirds who is unable to compete due to injury.
He joins the list of 40 players selected to compete in the 24th annual showcase of the CHL’s top NHL Draft eligible prospects. Players will be assigned to Team Orr and Team Cherry rosters which will be announced later this week.
The 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Sherwin-Williams, and CHL associate sponsors CIBC, Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada. The game will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports, and in the United States on NHL Network.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased via reddeerrebels.com or ticketsalberta.com. For further ticket details please contact the Rebels office at 403-341-6000.
For more event information please visit http://sherwin-williamstopprospects.ca.
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