BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, August 31, the team's roster and schedule for the 2017 Prospects Challenge, which will be held September 8-11 at HarborCenter in Buffalo (100 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203). This marks the third consecutive year the Bruins have participated in the challenge. The Bruins defeated New Jersey (4-3) and Buffalo (4-3) in last year's Prospects Challenge. Bruins prospects who participated in last year's tournament and also played in at least one regular season game with Boston in 2016-17 include forwards Anton Blidh, Peter Cehlarik, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, defensemen Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Rob O'Gara and goaltender Zane McIntyre.
The Bruins' rookies will compete against the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils' rookies in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play three games during the course of the event, which is being held entirely at HarborCenter. Media availability for the Bruins prospects and staff will take place after the respective practice or game.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Sabres Box Office at the KeyBank Center, online at Sabres.com, or by calling 1-(888)-223-6000. Credential requests can be directed to Sabres PR.
Please note roster, practice times and morning skates are subject to change.
BOSTON BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP/PROSPECTS CHALLENGE ROSTER
Forwards: Anders Bjork, Shawn Boudrias*, Jake DeBrusk, Ryan Fitzgerald, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jesse Gabrielle, Alex Gacek*, James Hamblin*, Danton Heinen, Justin Hickman, Joona Koppanen, Sean Kuraly, Cedric Pare, Zach Senyshyn, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka
Defensemen: Victor Berglund, Connor Clifton*, Matt Grzelcyk, Owen Headrick*, Emil Johansson, Jeremy Lauzon, Charlie McAvoy, Rob O'Gara, Ethan Sakowich*, Jakub Zboril
Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser*, Luke Richardson*
*Denotes player attending rookie camp on an invite basis
BOSTON BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP/PROSPECTS CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 7
-Boston Bruins 2017 Rookie Camp presented by AT&T opens (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Players will be available to the media at approximately 10:30 a.m.
-Travel to Buffalo
-Player media availability at HarborCenter, TBD
Friday, September 8 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 9 a.m.
-Boston vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 10:30 a.m.
-New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Boston vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston practice, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, September 11 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 10 a.m.
-Boston vs. New Jersey, 12 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.