Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting announce that forward Luke Evangelista of the London Knights has been added to the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Evangelista and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Ryan Francis slot into the lineup in place of forwards Hendrix Lapierre of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Oliver Suni of the Oshawa Generals who will be unable to compete due to injury.
Evangelista is a 17-year-old from Oakville, Ontario, playing in his second season with the Knights after being chosen in the first round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. He ranks fourth in team scoring with 33 points in 35 games including 14 goals and 19 assists. He was identified as ‘C’ rated prospect in NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch list released in November.
The 25th annual showcase of top CHL players eligible for the NHL Draft takes place on Thursday January 16, 2020, and is hosted by the Hamilton Bulldogs with 40 talents from across the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by new title partner Kubota Canada, and CHL associate partners CIBC, Kia Canada, and Cooper Tires. The game will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports, and in the United States on NHL Network.
Tickets are on sale for the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at ticketmaster.ca or call 855-985-4357. For group and promotional inquiries, please contact the Hamilton Bulldogs at 905-529-8500.
For more information please visit http://kubotatopprospects.ca.
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