TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Prospects Zack Phillips of the Minnesota Wild, Tomas Jurco of the Detroit Red Wings and Ryan Tesink of the St. Louis Blues may play for different teams, but will always share a common bond.
All three forwards were key members of the 2011 Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. It was a team that throttled opponents in the regular season and accomplished a feat that no other Saint John team had done when it became champions of the Canadian Hockey League.
"It was special team; a great group of people and staff in Saint John," Jurco told NHL.com. "It's always great to see those guys at any time. I played against Zack in the American Hockey League last year and we were hanging out before and after games."