2024 NHL Development Camps Feature More Than 50 Players with USPHL Ties

BOSTON, MA - July 9, 2024 - The United States Premier Hockey League has had another fantastic summer, both in terms of success at the NHL Entry Draft and the traditional NHL Development Camps that are held in late June and early July each season. This year, with 56 alumni of the USPHL itself and alumni of its member organizations skating at NHL Development Camps, the league surpassed its total of 47 league and organizational alumni last year. 

The United States Premier Hockey League’s profile among NHL and professional scouts continues to grow. There have been no less than 20 USPHL alumni that have made the NHL since the USPHL’s 2013-14 inaugural season, plus more than 58 NHL Draft selections of league and organizational alumni. This year, alone, there were eight players with USPHL ties selected in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. The league’s top junior level, the National Collegiate Development Conference, has seen 18 NHL Draft selections since its 2017-18 inaugural season.

Points Of Interest About USPHL Alumni In 2024 NHL Development Camps

  • Four teams featured four players with USPHL ties at each of their camps - the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Florida Panthers (currently in progress), the Nashville Predators, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the San Jose Sharks. 
  • A total of 25 NHL teams featured USPHL and its organizations’ alumni on their 2024 Development Camp rosters. 
  • Twenty-two of the 56 players named to Development Camp rosters were NHL Draft selections, including six of the eight players with USPHL ties selected this year. 
  • Twenty-one players listed at the 2024 NHL Development Camps were also selected for 2023 NHL Development Camps. 
  • Collin Graf hit the ice for the San Jose Sharks at Development Camp, following a seven-game string of NHL games with the Sharks to close the 2023-24 season. The former National Champion, All-American and ECAC Hockey Player Of The Year signed as a free agent with San Jose and made his NHL debut on April 6 and registered two assists in his first seven games in the world’s best hockey league. Watch for a special NCDC feature on Collin Graf on Wednesday, July 10!

USPHL At 2024 NHL Development Camps

Players With USPHL Ties At 2024 NHL Development Camps
NHL TeamPlayer NameUSPHL OrganizationLevel(s)Draft Pick
Boston BruinsGleb VeremyevRockets Hockey Club16U-
Buffalo SabresSean KeohaneSouth Shore Kings* -2023/6/173
Buffalo SabresSimon-Pier BrunetLV T-BirdsPremier2024/4/123
Calgary FlamesConnor MurphyJersey Hitmen/Springfield PicsNCDC/Premier-
Colorado AvalancheChris RomaineSouth Shore Kings*-2022/6/193
Colorado AvalancheMick FrechetteNorthern Cyclones*--
Colorado AvalancheReilly ConnorsConnecticut Jr. RangersNCDC, 16U-
Columbus Blue JacketsJames FisherBoston Junior Bruins16U2022/7/203
Detroit Red WingsCy LeClercIslanders Hockey Club/Seacoast Spartans*NCDC -
Detroit Red WingsKristoffer EberlyNorthern Cyclones/MJDPNCDC, Premier-
Edmonton Oilers Shane LaChanceBoston Junior Bruins/Islanders HC*NCDC 2021/6/186
Florida PanthersBen SteevesNew Hampshire Jr. Monarchs16U-
Florida PanthersC.J. FoleySouth Shore Kings*--
Florida PanthersLiam McLinskeyJersey HitmenNCDC, 18U-
Florida PanthersTyler MuszelikRockets Hockey Club16U2022/6/189
Los Angeles KingsBraden DoyleBoston Junior BruinsNCDC2019/6/157
Los Angeles KingsParker MurrayProvo RiverbladesPremier-
Minnesota WildNate BenoitNorthern CyclonesNCDC, 16U, 16UF2021/6/182
Minnesota WildRyan HealeyBoston AdvantageNCDC, 16U2022/4/121
Montreal CanadiensBen MerrillBoston Advantage/South Shore Kings*16U2024/6/166
Montreal CanadiensSimon MotewChicago CougarsPremier-
Nashville PredatorsCaeden HerringtonCP DynamoUSPHL Youth-
Nashville PredatorsEaston ArmstrongUtah OutliersPremier-
Nashville PredatorsT.J. SemptimphelterBoston Junior BruinsNCDC-
Nashville PredatorsTeddy StigaIslanders Hockey Club*-2024/2/55
New York RangersBrett BerardSouth Shore Kings*-2020/5/134
Ottawa SenatorsBlake MontgomeryRockets Hockey ClubNCDC2024/4/117
Ottawa SenatorsNicholas Van TassellRockets Hockey Club16U2023/7/215
Philadelphia FlyersHunter McDonaldRochester MonarchsNCDC2022/6/165
Philadelphia FlyersJack PageRockets Hockey ClubNCDC-
Philadelphia FlyersRyan RemickJersey Hitmen/Rockets Hockey ClubNCDC/18U-
Pittsburgh PenguinsChace HaleRockets Hockey Club/South Shore KingsNCDC-
Pittsburgh PenguinsPhip WaughP.A.L. Jr. IslandersNCDC-
San Jose SharksCameron LundBoston Junior Bruins/South Shore Kings*NCDC2022/2/34
San Jose SharksCollin GrafBoston Junior BruinsNCDC/18U/16U-
San Jose SharksGregory JapchenP.A.L. Jr. Islanders18U/NCDC-
San Jose SharksLucas VanroboysSouth Kent Selects Academy18U/16U-
Seattle KrakenDavid GoyetteP.A.L. Jr. IslandersNCDC-
Tampa Bay LightningCooper FlintonNorthern Cyclones*-2021/7/211
Tampa Bay LightningTristan AllardNorthwood School18U-
Tampa Bay LightningJoe ConnorNorthern Cyclones*-2024/7/195
Tampa Bay LightningWarren ClarkSouth Shore KingsNCDC2023/6/179
Toronto Maple LeafsBrendan FitzgeraldIslanders Hockey Club15U, 16U-
Toronto Maple LeafsCade WebberBoston Junior BruinsNCDC-
Toronto Maple LeafsSimon TassyNewbridge Academy18U-
Utah Hockey ClubOwen AllardNorthwood School18U2024/4/135
Utah Hockey ClubSam LipkinRockets Hockey ClubNCDC2021/7/223
Utah Hockey ClubWill GavinNorthern Cyclones/South Shore Kings/Utica Jr. CometsNCDC-
Vancouver CanucksChristian FeltonSkipjacks Hockey Club/Boston Junior Bruins*18U/16U-
Vancouver CanucksJackson DorringtonBoston Junior BruinsNCDC2022/6/176
Vegas Golden KnightsCade AlamiJersey Hitmen/Connecticut Jr. RangersNCDC/16U-
Vegas Golden KnightsCameron WhiteheadUtica Jr. CometsNCDC2022/4/128
Vegas Golden KnightsJoe FlemingNorthern CyclonesNCDC-
Washington CapitalsAyodele AdeniyeFlorida EelsUSP3HL-
Winnipeg JetsFrank DjurasevicSouth Kent Selects Academy16U-
Winnipeg JetsKyle PenneyBoston Junior Bruins*--
* = Organizational Alumni