Friday, January 15, 2010

Major Junior All Star Game Rosters and Info

With the Major Junior All Star Game coming up next week from the WFCU Center in Windsor, Ontario. This game will feature 40 of the top players at the major junior level who will be looking to impress NHL Scouting Staffs as a majority of players will be eligible for the 2010 NHL All Star Game with a few others who may be looking to make an early impression for the 2011 NHL Draft Class.

The teams will be divided into Red and White Teams to repsertente the colors of the Canadian Flag. For Team Red, it will be headed by legenday Hockey Night in Canada Analyst Don Cherry while Team White will be headed by Hockey Legend Bobby Orr.

Among the 40 players include the projected #1 Draft pick coming up as Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires) will skate for Team Red. While for Team White, they will have the services of the Swiss Hero from the WJC Nino Niederreiter of the Portland Winterhawks. One of this year's top Americans playing in the game is Emerson Etem of the Medicine Hat Tigers who's looking to be one of the top Americans taken in this summers NHL Draft for Team White.

In all, the Ontario Hockey League will have the most players in this year's game with 18 players. For the WHL, they will send 13 players while the QMJHL will send 9 players to this year's game at the home of the OHL & Memorial Cup Champions Windsor Spitfires.

I will have player locations and profiles later on, for now, here's the rosters.

Team Red (Don Cherry)


Louis-Marc Aubry: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, 6'4" 194 Montreal De Junior (QMJHL)

Jakub Culek: Czech Republic, 6'4" 195, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Emerson Etem: Long Beach, California, 6'0" 194, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

Stanislav Galiev: Russia, 6'1" 177, St. John Seadogs (QMJHL)

Taylor Hall: Kingston, Ontario, 6'1" 185, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Curtis Hamilton: Kelowna, B.C., 6'2" 211, Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

Ryan Johansen: Port Moody, B.C., 6'3" 188, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

Ryan Spooner: Ottawa, Ontario, 5'10" 175, Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Ivan Telegin: Novokuznetsk, Russia, 6'3" 185, Saginaw Spirit (OHL)

Austin Watson: Ann Arbor, Michigan, 6'3" 187 Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Jordan Weal: Vancouver, B.C., 5'9" 165, Regina Pats (WHL)

Andrew Yogan: Boca Raton, Florida, 6'3" 200 Erie Otters (OHL)


Brandon Archibald: Port Huron, Michigan, 6'3" 200, Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Brock Beukeboom: Uxbridge, Ontario, 6'1" 196, Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Cam Fowler: Farmington Hill, Michigan, 6'2" 190, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Erik Gudbranson: Orleans, Ontario, 6'3" 199 Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Alexander Petrovic: Edmonton, Alberta, 6'4" 193, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

Troy Rutkowski: Edmonton, Alberta, 6'1" 205, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)


Maxime Clermont: Montreal, Quebec, 6'0" 201, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

Calvin Pickard: Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6'0" 202, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Named but Injured

Kirill Kabanov, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Head Coach: Don Cheery

Assistant Coach: Brian Kilrea (Ottawa 67s, OHL)

Assistant Coach: Bret O'Brien (Ottawa 67s, OHL)

Team White (Bobby Orr)


Alexander Burmistrov: Kazan, Russia, 6'0" 170, Barrie Colts (OHL)

Michael Bournival: Shawinigan, Quebec, 5'11" 178, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Joey Hishon: Stradford, Ontario, 5'10" 190 Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Quinton Howden: Oak Bank, Manitoba, 6'3" 183, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Ryan Martindale: Brooklin, Ontario, 6'3" 190, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

John Mcfarland: Richmond Hill, Ontario, 6'1" 195 Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Nino Niederreiter: Chur, Switzerland, 6'2" 203 Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

Tyler Seguin: Brampton, Ontario, 6'1" 186, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Steven Shipley: IIderton, Ontario, 6'2" 204, Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Jeff Skinner: Markham, Ontario, 5'10" 197, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Petr Straka: Czech Republic, 6'1" 186, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Tyler Toffoli: Scarborough, Ontario, 6'0" 181, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

Named But Injured

Brett Connolly, Prince George Cougars (WHL)


Jerome Gauthier-Leduc: Quebec City, Quebec, 6'1" 181, Rouyn-Nornda Huskies (QMJHL)

Brandon Gormley: Murray River, P.E.I., 6'2" 190, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Matt Mckenzie: New Westminster, B.C., 6'2" 198, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Dylan Mcllrath: Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6'5" 215, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Mark Pysyk: Sherwood Park, Alberta, 6'2" 178, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

Stephen Silas: Georgetown, Ontario, 6'0" 190, Belleville Bulls (OHL)


Louis Domingue: Mont St.Hilaire, Quebec, 6'3" 183, Quebec City Ramparts (QMJHL)

Mark Visentin: Waterdown, Ontario, 6'1" 186, Niagara Icedogs (OHL)

Head Coach: Bobby Orr

Assistant Coach: Bob Boughner (Windsor Spitfires)

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