EASTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET
WESTERN CONFERENCE BRACKET
NCAA March Madness is a couple weeks away but here at USA Hockey Magazine we want to let you, our fans and readers, participate in the hockey madness.
Starting Tuesday March 5, we will kick off USA Hockey Magazine’s American Fan Favorite Tournament featuring 36 of the top active American players in the NHL.
USA Hockey Magazine wants you to help us determine who the most popular American player in the NHL is by voting on our Facebook Page or through our Twitter Account (@usahmagazine) using the hashtag #hockeymarchmadness.
Unfortunately, just like the NCAA Tournament there will certainly be players who did not make it to our 36-player field that may have been worthy. There are simply too many good players to choose from.
We decided to break our tourney into two, 16-player brackets, with two play-in games, representing the NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference with every team receiving one automatic bid. The seedings were determined by the USA Hockey Magazine editorial staff and factored in a player’s current performance this season as well as their career statistics.
Support your favorite players, share with us your opinions and recruit your friends to help us determine who the top American in the NHL is.
How Fans Can Vote
· Results will be posted on the USA Hockey Magazine social media channels and on usahockeymagazine.com as soon as they become available.
· Each NHL team receives one automatic bid.
· Player must be either born in the United States or have represented the U.S. in international competition. Any players that were born in the U.S. but have represented other countries are not eligible.
· Some teams have more than one player due to their skill level/popularity. Therefore, we have created two play-in games to get more of your favorite players in the tournament.
Eastern Conference 16 seed Play-In
Western Conference 16 seed Play-In
Eastern Conference 15 seed Play-In
Western Conference 15 seed Play-In
Conference Finals are March 29 and 30.
Championship Game April 1.