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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 11:29 PM

By Justin Bailey -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Justin Bailey prospect blog

Bailey hopes to see teammates again in Buffalo

Justin Bailey was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (No. 52) of the 2013 NHL Draft. In his first season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League last season, Bailey had 17 goals, 36 points and a plus-22 rating. Bailey has offered to maintain a blog and offer some added insight for NHL.com this week during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

Hi everyone. Well, we lost to the Detroit Red Wings, 4-2, in the Traverse City tournament final.

It was pretty a pretty even game, back and forth, chance for chance. We had a couple of good opportunities and their goalie made some good stops. They executed on the chances they got and I don't think we executed every single time, but I do believe it was a pretty even game.


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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 11:12 PM

By Ryan Murray -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Ryan Murray prospect blog

Murray: Loss in finale was a bit ugly

Defenseman Ryan Murray was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. He missed most of last season after sustaining a shoulder injury last November playing for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Murray had two goals and 17 points in 23 games for the Silvertips prior to his injury that sidelined him nine months. Murray (6-foot, 201 pounds) has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this week in Michigan.

Well, it was bit of an ugly one here in our tournament finale against the Dallas Stars [a 7-1 loss in the third-place game].

We couldn't really put it together and we got off to a rough start and just kind of fell off the wagon a bit. There are a lot of guys, including myself, who will look back on that game and say they could have done a lot better. We didn't come together as a team and I definitely didn't play my best game.

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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 11:02 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Red Wings win first Traverse City title

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The Detroit Red Wings have won six Presidents' Trophies and 11 Stanley Cup titles in their storied history, but never before has the organization fielded the best team of prospects at its traditional Traverse City Tournament here at Center ICE Arena.

That missing piece was realized Monday before a capacity crowd when left wing Anthony Mantha, a 2013 first-round pick (No. 20), connected for two goals and one assist, and goalie Jared Coreau, a free-agent signee from Northern Michigan University, made 23 saves to lead the Red Wings' prospects to a 4-2 victory against the defending champion Buffalo Sabres in the 15th annual Traverse City championship game.

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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 9:53 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Campbell leads Stars to third-place finish

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Dallas Stars prospect Jack Campbell, a 2010 first-round pick (No. 11), made 24 saves and forward Alex Chiasson, a 2009 second-round choice (No. 38), scored two goals to lead their team to a 7-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third-place game of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament on Monday at Center ICE Arena.

Campbell, who struggled at this tournament in his previous two appearances, proved to be solid this year. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound goalie won both starts and sported a 1.50 goals-against average and .938 save percentage for the Stars.

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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 6:54 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Tesink's hat trick lifts Blues in fifth-place game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Ryan Tesink connected for the hat trick and Sebastian Wannstrom scored twice as the St. Louis Blues earned an 8-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday in the fifth-place game of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament at Center ICE Arena.

The Hurricanes opened up a 3-0 lead on goals by Brent Pedersen (2013, No. 126), Brody Sutter (2011, No. 193) and Sergey Tolchinsky (free agent signee) in the second period before the Blues erupted for eight straight.

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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 6:20 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Rangers beat Wild in seventh-place game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Jesper Fast and Andrew Yogan each scored a pair of goals and Danny Kristo had a goal and an assist when the New York Rangers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 in the seventh-place game of the Traverse City Tournament on Monday at Center Ice Arena.

Forwards Carter Sandlak and Miles Koules, both of whom are at camp on tryouts, scored first-period goals in the opening 5:25 to give Minnesota a 2-0 lead before the Rangers scored five unanswered goals. Fast, a 2010 sixth-round pick (No. 157), converted back-to-back feeds from Oscar Lindberg (2010, No. 57) in a span of 14 seconds to pull the Rangers into a 2-2 tie, before Kristo (2008, No. 56) gave the Blueshirts their first lead at 16:36 of the second.

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Posted On Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 11:24 PM

By Ryan Murray -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Ryan Murray prospect blog

Murray recaps physical matchup with Rangers

Defenseman Ryan Murray was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets second overall at the 2012 NHL Draft. He missed most of last season after sustaining a shoulder injury last November playing for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Murray had two goals and 17 points in 23 games for the Silvertips prior to his injury that sidelined him nine months. The 6-foot, 201-pound left-hander has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this week in Michigan.

Hello again hockey fans!

Our game against the New York Rangers just ended and I'm happy to report that we came out on top [with a 4-2 victory].

On our off-day on Saturday, I didn't do too much. We relaxed a bit and did some mini-putting. I was playing in a foursome with Boone Jenner, Jake Hansen and Jeremy Langlois. Hansen won out of our group; I wasn't very good.

But back to the game, it was a pretty physical affair out there tonight. They are all really intense games and there were a lot of fights against the Rangers. There's a lot of emotion on the ice, so I'm not surprised that there are that many fights when there's a lot of physical play out there over the course of a game.

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Posted On Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 11:00 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Red Wings advance to Traverse City championship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Zach Nastasiuk, a 2013 second-round pick (No. 48), had a goal and one assist and goalie Jake Paterson, a 2012 third-round choice (No. 80), made 22 saves to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on the final day of round-robin action on Sunday in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

The Red Wings (3-0-0) will now face the defending tournament champion Buffalo Sabres (3-0-0) in the tournament final on Monday here at Center ICE Arena (7:30 p.m. ET). The host Red Wings have never celebrated a tournament title.

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Posted On Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 9:17 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Bjorkstrand, Dansk lead Blue Jackets past Rangers

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, a 2013 third-round pick (No. 89), had a goal and an assist and goalie Oscar Dansk turned aside 21 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 victory against the New York Rangers during round-robin action Sunday at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

Dansk, a 2012 second-round pick (No. 31), earned his first victory of the tournament for the Blue Jackets (2-1-0). Defenseman Ryan Murray (2012, No. 2) scored his second goal of the tournament and center Boone Jenner (2011, No. 37) chipped in with two assists. The Kerby Rychel (2013, No. 19)-Jenner-Bjorkstrand line combined for one goal and three assists.

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Posted On Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 7:11 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Traverse City Prospects blog

Chiasson, Lagace lead Stars past Wild in shootout

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Dallas Stars prospect Alex Chiasson, a 2009 second-round pick (No. 38), scored the only goal in a shootout to lead his team to a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild on the third day of round-robin action at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament on Sunday at Center ICE Arena.

Dallas goalie Maxime Lagace (free agent signee), who made 27 saves in regulation/overtime, denied Oliver Archambault (2011, No. 108), Mathew Dumba (2012, No. 7) and Zack Phillips (2011, No. 28) in the tie-breaker to secure the victory. After playing four skaters aside for five minutes, the teams then played an exciting three skaters aside for five minutes to the delight of the fans in attendance.

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