Amherst, N.Y. — The first day of the 2018 USA Hockey Select 17 Player Development Camp is in the books.
Many of the country’s top 2001-born players showcased their skills in front of a myriad of NHL and junior scouts, college coaches, and NHLPA agents.
They're building up to an All-Star Game on Monday morning, from which the roster for the U.S. entry into the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup is selected. That event, held in early August, is one of the premier tournaments for NHL draft-eligible players, in this case the 2019 one in Vancouver.
While many of the usual suspects stood out on Day 1, some uncommitted players came to the forefront Wednesday at the Northtown Center. They're listed below, as well as two most-improved and first-time standout players.
Ahead of the Selects 17s kicking off, we had a full rundown of all players with New England ties who'd perform throughout the week.
Coming tomorrow: a recap of Day 2's events at the Select 17 Player Development Camp.