Toporowski Invited to World Junior Summer Showcase with Team USA
USA Hockey announced their preliminary 44-man roster for the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase on Thursday, which included Spokane Chiefs forward and NHL Draft prospect Luke Toporowski.
The Summer Showcase will be held from July 26 through August 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. It will feature an 11-game slate for the U.S. including match-ups with Canada, Finland and Sweden. Toporowski will look to follow in the footsteps of former Chief and current Edmonton Oilers prospect Kailer Yamamoto, who was a member of Team USA's bronze medal-winning 2018 World Juniors roster.
The Bettendorf, Iowa native posted career highs across the board during the 2018-19 season, totaling 49 points on 21 goals and 28 assists in 67 games. He added another 10 points (6G-4A) in 14 postseason games.
Toporowski hopes to hear his name called in this weekend's NHL Entry Draft. He came in at 100th among North American skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings.
Ticket packages for the 2019-20 season are on sale now and start as low as $80! Learn more at spokanechiefs.com or at the Chiefs' Ticket Office at Spokane Arena during regular business office hours, in-person or over the phone at 509-535-PUCK.
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