Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Laurent Dauphin of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens will compete for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game which takes place on Wednesday January 16 at the Halifax Metro Centre.
A 17-year-old from Repentigny, Quebec, Dauphin has 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points in 39 games and ranks third among QMJHL rookies in scoring.
Dauphin replaces Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers who is unable to compete due to illness.
Furthermore, in Shinkaruk’s absence, Shea Theodore of the Seattle Thunderbirds will serve as an Alternate Captain for Team Orr. The 17-year-old defenseman from Aldergrove, BC, has 29 points in 44 games this season.
Last season’s game in Kelowna, BC, featured 10 players that were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft including Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips who was selected second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Home Hardware for the 14th straight year, along with associate sponsors Bank of Montreal, Subway, Old Dutch, and Post. The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 8:00 pm Atlantic.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased through Ticket Atlantic or by calling 902-451-1221.
For more information about the event please visit www.homehardwaretopprospects.ca.
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