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USA Hockey names Plante, Roenick as coaches for prospect game in Buffalo

Derek Plante and Jeremy Roenick will be the coaches for this month’s All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.

Plante is part of Sabres lore after scoring in overtime in Game Seven to eliminate Ottawa during the 1997 playoffs. He spent eight seasons in the NHL, including his first six in Buffalo. The 44-year-old is a development coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Roenick spent two decades in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He recorded 513 goals and 1,216 points in 1,363 games with Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Jose. He serves as a studio analyst for NBC Sports.

The Prospects Game, which will feature 42 Americans eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft, will be held Sept. 24 in First Niagara Center.

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