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PROSPECTS: Traverse City Tournament Primer

All the info you need ahead of the 2019 Traverse City Prospect Tournament

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The 2019 Traverse City Prospect Tournament is just days away, so get caught up with all the info you need as the Blackhawks top prospects get set to compete for the 2019 Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. will bring you full coverage from Michigan throughout the tournament leading up to the start of full Training Camp and the annual Training Camp Festival on Sept. 15


The Blackhawks prospects will compete in the Gordie Howe Division of the tournament against Detroit, Toronto and St. Louis, while Columbus, Dallas, Minnesota and the New York Rangers compete in the Ted Lindsay Division. After three games of divisional play, the teams will square off against their respective finisher from the opposing division for their fourth and final game (2nd vs. 2nd, 3rd vs. 3rd, etc.).

The first-place teams from each division will play for the 2019 Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. CT. Chicago took the tournament title in 2017 led by then-rookie Alex DeBrincat, who led the tournament with five goals. 

Each game of the tournament will be streamed live. Check back for more details on each gameday. 

2019 Prospect Tournament Schedule
Fri., Sept. 6 6 p.m. vs. DET
Sat., Sept. 7 2 p.m. vs. TOR
Mon., Sept. 9 4:30 p.m. vs. STL
Tues., Sept. 10 TBD TBD
Date Time (CT) Opponent


A total of 24 players were included in this year's Traverse City roster, including Chicago's last three first-round picks, Kirby Dach, Adam Boqvist and Nicolas Beaudin. In addition to 11 signed and three unsigned prospects, the roster includes three AHL-contracted players, one ECHL-contracted player and five free-agent invites.

Learn more about the 24 players invited to Traverse City here.

Note: Sean Joslin, Nick Kossoff and Cole Purboo have been added to the Traverse City roster, while Luke Bignell, Nico Daws and Sean Element will no longer be attending. 

2019 Prospect Tournament Roster
54 F Coughlin, Liam*
77 F Dach, Kirby
58 F Entwistle, Mackenzie
38 F Hagel, Brandon
59 F Hakkarainen, Mikael
52 F Johnson, Reese
23 F Josling, Sean***
71 F Kurashev, Philipp
42 F McKay, Riley***
45 F McLaughlin, Dylan*
25 F Nurse, Isaac***
55 F Purboo, Cole***
76 F Soderlund, Tim
53 F Teply, Michal
74 D Beaudin, Nicolas
27 D Boqvist, Adam
39 D Gilbert, Dennis
43 D Krys, Chad
62 D Moberg, Cole
85 D Ramsey, Jack*
75 D Ryczek, Jake
33 G Gravel, Alexis
49 G Kossoff, Nick***
80 G Marchand, Chase*
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