The Canadian Hockey League announced the 40 CHL players that will compete in the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Halifax Metro Centre on Jan. 16.
Players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs then divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting. There are 14 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 14 players from the Western Hockey League, and 12 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Last season’s game in Kelowna, B.C., featured 10 players that were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft. 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.