USA Hockey and CCM announced today that the All-American Prospects game will be once again returning to Buffalo on September 21.
The exhibition game, which features American-born, draft-eligible prospects, is coming back to Buffalo for the fourth time, after the city debuted the game in 2012, and also hosted in 2014 and 2015. Previous participants in the game include Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin, Seth Jones, and Dylan Larkin, among many others.
The @BuffaloSabres & @KeyBankCtr will host the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game: https://t.co/p6Xk2d0oDU pic.twitter.com/KUi0JnbcZ0— USA Hockey (@usahockey) June 14, 2017
The return of the All-American Prospects game is another event in a long line of events that have made Buffalo one of the premiere cities in the NHL for hosting big events. In recent years, the city has hosted the NHL Draft, multiple Combines, sled hockey tournaments, and will of course be hosting the IIHF World Junior Championships next year, featuring an outdoor game between the USA And Canada.
USA Hockey also revealed the jersey that Team USA will wear in that outdoor game, and it’s...the Buffalo Bills jersey? Okay?
Here's the jersey Team USA will wear against Canada at New Era Field. Look familiar Bills fans? pic.twitter.com/cRwv7wiUQB— Jourdon LaBarber (@JourdonLaBarber) June 14, 2017
Tickets for the All-American Prospects game will go on sale August 18, while tickets for the outdoor game will be included in packages of 8 or 12 games, available June 23.