Congratulations and good luck to the 35 Illinois men currently rostered on NAHL teams this season!
NOTES: Celebrating its 46th season in 2020-21, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 27 teams in 17 states from across North America.
The NAHL offers junior hockey players the opportunity to develop, learn, train, grow and succeed, while playing for free. The NAHL is unique in the fact that a vast majority of players begin their NAHL careers without an NCAA opportunity, but earn one through the course of their development in the league.
The NAHL’s dedication to player development is demonstrated by the league’s high-profile annual exposure events like the NAHL Showcase in September, the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, and the NAHL Robertson Cup Championship, which have all evolved into hockey’s most prominent and popular of its kind and are a must-see for NCAA programs and NHL teams alike.
During the 2019-20 season, the NAHL set a new single-season record with 356 NCAA commitments, with over 70% of those (249) being NCAA Division I commitments, also a new single-season record. Over the course of the last five seasons, 1,500+ NAHL players have made NCAA commitments and 30 have been drafted into the NHL.
Information from NAHL.com.