The North American Future Prospects (NAFP) Tournaments and Combines are driven by the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and operated by the NAHL professional staff in order to serve the most valuable asset to hockey… the players.
The intent and goal is to provide the aspiring hockey player an opportunity while participating in the NAFP to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to maximize exposure at grand-scale events and combines that provide a true look and feel of the genuine "NAHL EXPERIENCE."
The "NAHL Experience" means that all NAFP events (tournaments and combines) are carefully designed to provide exposure, education and an experience for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
EXPOSURE means that players compete in front of junior and college scouts, as well as gain additional exposure through NAHL Central Scouting.
EDUCATION ensures the players are provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility, recruiting processes, the correct / legitimate path to college hockey, as well as an in-depth look at the three different tiers of junior hockey.
EXPERIENCE equals a top notch, professional, memorable experience for players from all over North America and Europe.
Open to 16U and 18U teams
Teams will play an invitational-style tournament. Each FPT will offer a four-game guarantee to all teams. The events are coordinated and operated by the experienced and professional staff of the NAHL. Each FPT will feature a guaranteed scouting presence from NAHL Central Scouting, real-time game updates and statistics provided by LeagueStat and live online video broadcasts of every game by HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL.
Future Prospect Tournaments are designed to maximize exposure for all participants. NAHL Central Scouting staff will scout each FPT. Reports on top players from each FPT will be entered into the RinkNet database and made available to all NHL, NAHL and NCAA teams. At the inaugural NAHL FPT in October of 2015, there were scouts from the NAHL and virtually every other junior hockey league in North America.
A limited number of spots are available for each Future Prospect Tournament. To register, please follow the registration links on the website. Tournament entry fee is $2,000 per team, per tournament. A full refund will be issued to teams not accepted.
Participants agree to stay at partner hotels.