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USPHL Spring Pre-Draft Set To Run May 6-8 In Foxboro, Mass.

By USPHL Staff, 04/28/22, 8:45AM EDT

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Over the weekend of May 6-8, 2022, the USPHL will be hosting the 22nd Annual Spring Pre-Draft. 

This showcase provides players the opportunity to garner exposure to college coaches, many of whom are looking to fill final spots for this coming season, and looking for players to come onto their radar for the 2023-24 season as well. 

Moreover, players garner the attention of over 90 junior teams in the USPHL. Indeed, all of the USPHL NCDC coaches will be present scouting these games. The 2022 NCDC Draft will be held just days after the conclusion of the event - on May 11 - so NCDC teams will be fielding multiple teams in some cases to further evaluate players ahead of that date. Additional USPHL Midget, Premier and Elite teams will also be utilizing the event to evaluate prospects for the 2022-23 season. 

Players can inquire about openings on USPHL organizations’ Spring Showcase teams by utilizing the team contact information available on the USPHL.com/tryouts page. 

The showcase also captures the attention of the top leagues in North America, including the U.S. National Team Development Program, and the top Tier-1 leagues in the U.S. and Canada. 

The USPHL is the largest junior league in the United States, having advanced more than 2,600 players to college hockey since 2013. More than 1,200 former USPHL players are in college hockey at all levels each year. 

The league has had three Hobey Baker recipients, including Matt Gilroy, Jack Eichel and Jimmy Vesey. The USPHL also boasts several NHL Draft picks, including the likes of the St. Louis Blues’ Zach Sanford, Pittsburgh’s Brian Dumoulin and Vesey among them. The NCDC had its best year at the NHL Draft in 2021, when three players were selected directly out of the league - Sam Lipkin (Phoenix), Shane Lachance (Edmonton) and Chase Clark (Washington). 

The USPHL has more than 20 alumni currently playing in the NHL. No doubt it is the Premier league in the USA.

The Showcase also provides phenomenal experience for its players. They get to play with and against some of the top players from the U.S., Canada and Europe. 

All games will be played at the Foxboro Sports Center at 10 East Belcher Road in Foxboro, Mass. This is a first-class, three-sheet facility with a full-service pro shop and restaurant on site and several hotel options in the immediate vicinity.