Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede are proud to announce that forward Jaxon Nelson has been named to the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on September 21st at 6:30 PM inside the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The game will feature 42 of the best American-born players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Of the 42 players on the roster, 40 have ties to the USHL with 38 players slated to skate in the league this year.
Nelson is entering his second season with the Stampede. The Magnolia, Minnesota native recorded 18 points (7g, 11a) in 54 games last season. He became the first ever player to sign a USHL tender with the Stampede in May of 2016 after posting 113 points (70g, 43a) in just 25 games with Luverne High School during the 2015-16 season. The 17-year-old centerman/winger has already committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota after his USHL career is complete.
The game, now in its sixth year, will be played inside the home of the Buffalo Sabres and coached by Hockey Hall of Famers Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch. Last year, 24 players that skated in the game were selected during the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago. USHL players Jake Eichel (2014), Luke McInnis (2015) and Casey Mittelstadt (2016) won the All-American Prospects Game MVP award in each of the past three seasons. More information on the game and ticket information can be found on at AllAmericanProspectsGame.com.
Nelson and the Stampede report to Sioux Falls just after Labor Day and will hit the ice for the first time the weekend of September 8th
. The Stampede’s regular season home opener is set for Saturday, October 7th
at 7:05 PM against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Season, partial, suite and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Stampede office at 336-6060. Single game tickets will go on sale at 10 AM on August 30th
through the KELOLAND Box Office at the PREMIER Center or any Ticketmaster outlet.
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