Red Deer Rebels defenceman Christoffer Sedoff was named to the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game that will take place on Jan. 16 in Hamilton, Ont. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels Christoffer Sedoff named to CHL/NHLTop Prospects Game

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Christoffer Sedoff will get a chance to play among the Canadian Hockey League’s 40 best players in January.

Monday, Sedoff was named to the 25th annual CHL/ NHL Top Prospects Game, which will take place in Hamilton, Ont. on Jan. 16, 2020.

The six-foot-one, 189-pound Helsinki, Finland product is among 13 WHL players that will participate in the game next month. The 40 players selected were picked by NHL clubs and feature players from across the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.

Sedoff was a “B” Prospect on the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch list in October, which typically indicates a second to third round candidate. In January, ahead of the game, the 40 players will be divided into teams and announced alongside the coaching staff.

The blueliner, who was the Rebels top pick in the 2019 CHL Import Draft, has played in all 32 games so far with the Rebels, recording two goals and 10 assists. He has two power play goals on the year.

Last year, the game was held in Red Deer and the Rebels own Oleg Zaytsev represented the club. Zaytsev wasn’t selected in the 2019 NHL Draft and returned to Russia, where he has played most of this season with Dynamo Tver, of the Russian second league. Defenceman Alex Alexeyev was invited to the 2018 version of the event but didn’t play.

In 24 years, a total of 329 CHL players from the event have been picked by NHL clubs in the first round of the NHL Draft representing close to 45 per cent of all players selected. Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 14 players selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft.



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