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Devils Announce 2017 Prospects Challenge Roster

Challenge games to take place from Sept. 8-11 at HarborCenter in Buffalo

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Today, the New Jersey Devils announced the team's roster for the 2017 Prospects Challenge that will take place Friday, September 8 through Monday, September 11 at HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY. The Devils will join the Sabres, Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins in a round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team.

The roster consists of 27 players (three goaltenders, nine defensemen and 15 forwards).

Included on the roster are three of the club's last four first-round picks (John Quenneville, Michael McLeod and this year's #1 overall selection, Nico Hischier) and recent college free agent signing, defenseman Will Butcher.

Five of the players skated with New Jersey last season: defensemen Michael Kapla and Steven Santini, and forwards Nick Lappin, John Quenneville and Blake Speers.

New Jersey's schedule of games is as follows:
 
-Friday, Sept. 8, Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
-Saturday, Sept. 9, New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Monday, Sept. 11, Boston vs. New Jersey, 12 p.m.

Devils 2017 Prospects Challenge Roster
Number Player Position
55 Ken Appleby Goalie
60 Evan Cormier Goalie
70 Mackenzie Blackwood Goalie
8 Will Butcher Defenseman
13 Nico Hischier Forward
32 Michael Kapla Defenseman
34 Steven Santini Defenseman
36 Nick Lappin Forward
41 Michael McLeod Forward
42 Nathan Bastian Forward
45 Joshua Jacobs Defenseman
46 Blake Speers Forward
47 John Quenneville Forward
48 Yaroslav Dyblenko Defenseman
51 Brandon Gignac Forward
52 Brandon Baddock Forward
53 Jacob MacDonald Defenseman
54 Ryan Kujawinski Forward
57 Jan Mandat Forward
61 Austin Cangelosi Forward
62 Nikita Popugaev Forward
63 Jesper Bratt Forward
67 Marian Studenic Forward
68 Colton White Defenseman
71 Colby Sissons Defenseman
73 Jocktan Chainey Defenseman
78 Nicolas Guay Defenseman
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