You can catch a dozen first-round NHL draft picks in the 2014 Young Stars Classic starting next Friday in Penticton.
Prospects of the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets will participate this year, starting with the Flames-Jets (4 p.m.) and the Canucks-Oilers (7:30 p.m.).
Over the past three Young Star Classics, more than 65 players have gone on to play NHL games.
Vancouver’s roster will include five players selected in round one of the NHL Entry Draft since 2011: Jared McCann (24th overall in 2014), Bo Horvat (9th overall in 2013), Hunter Shinkaruk (24th overall in 2013), Brendan Gaunce (26th overall in 2012), and Nicklas Jensen (29th overall in 2011).
Dane Fox, who led the Ontario Hockey League in goals (64) and ranked second in points (107) in 2013.14, will also attend alongside two players, Frank Corrado and Mike Zalewski, who spent time on the Canucks roster last season.
The Canucks play Winnipeg in a matinee Sunday, Sept. 14 and finish the tourney versus Calgary on Monday, Sept. 15 at 5:30. Single-game tickets are $15.