BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, August 8, that the team will again participate in the Prospects Challenge from September 7-10 at HarborCenter in Buffalo (100 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203). This marks the fourth consecutive year the Bruins have participated in the challenge. The Bruins defeated Pittsburgh (3-2) and New Jersey (9-3) and fell to Buffalo (7-4) 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 2017-18 include forwards Anders Bjork, Jake Debrusk, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, and defensemen Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy.
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. Boston media planning on covering the Prospects Challenge should contact Travis Basciotta (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
BOSTON BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP/PROSPECTS CHALLENGE ROSTER
*Roster is subject to change
Forwards: Anders Bjork, Ryan Donato, Ryan Fitzgerald, Carson Focht*, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Trent Frederic, Cameron Hughes, Joona Koppanen, Karson Kuhlman, Jakub Lauko, John Ludvig*, Cedric Pare, Zach Senyshyn, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka
Defense: Axel Andersson, Justin Bergeron*, Daniel Bukac, Connor Clifton, Olivier Galipeau, Emil Johansson, Jeremy Lauzon, Wiley Sherman, Urho Vaakanainen, Jakub Zboril
Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Daniel Vladar, Dawson Weatherill*
*Denotes player attending camp on invite basis
BOSTON BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP/PROSPECTS CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Friday, September 7 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Pittsburgh vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 9 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Bruins practice, TBD
Monday, September 10 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston vs. New Jersey, 9:30 a.m.
-Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m.