PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Three from the Atlantic Affiliate will be playing in the 2023 BioSteel All-American Game this afternoon in Michigan. Nicholas Vantassell, Aram Minnetian and Salvatore Guzzo all hail from New Jersey and are looking to make their presence known by NHL scouts.
Vantassell played for the New Jersey Rockets before advancing to play with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. He is currently committed to play at University of Massachusetts starting later this year.
Minnetian has been part of U.S. National teams since 2021 and has been playing with the USNTDP Juniors in the USHL. He is currently committed to play at Boston College. Guzzo and Minnetian are teammates on the USNTDP Juniors, and Guzzo is slated to take the ice with Harvard University later this year.
The 2023 BioSteel All-American Game features the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft and will be held at 4 p.m. on January 16, 2023 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The annual event, which began in 2012, has seen 265 players go on to be drafted, including 58 first round picks.