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RELEASE: Devils Announce 2019 Prospects Challenge Roster

The Prospects Challenge will take place from September 6 through 9 in Buffalo

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / NewJerseyDevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today announced the roster for the Prospects Challenge from Sept. 6 to 9 at Harborcenter in Buffalo. New Jersey will join the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins in a round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team.

The Devils roster includes 15 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. It features three of the Devils last four first-round picks- 2019 NHL Draft #1 overall, Jack Hughes, 2018 #17 overall Ty Smith, and 2016 #12 overall Michael McLeod. It also includes five players with NHL experience and 2017 second (Jesper Boqvist) and third (Fabian Zetterlund) round picks and 2016 second (Nathan Bastian) and third (Joey Anderson) round selections.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS 2018 PROSPECTS CHALLENGE ROSTER

 

  #   FORWARD (15)   POS   HT   WT   S   BIRTHPLACE   BIRTHDATE   
   14   Anderson, Joey   F   6'0"   195   R   Roseville, Minnesota   June 19, 1998  
   42   Bastian, Nathan   F   6'4"   205   R   Kitchener, Ontario   Dec. 6, 1997  
   90   Boqvist, Jesper   F   6'0"   180   L   Falun, Sweden   Oct. 30, 1998  
   92   Clarke, Graeme   F   6'0"   175   R   Ottawa, Ontario   Apr. 24, 2001  
   51   Gignac, Brandon   F   5'11"   180   L   Repentigny, Quebec   Nov. 7, 1997 
   57   Hoelscher, Mitchell   F   5'11"   165   L   Waterloo, Ontario   Jan. 27, 2000 
   86   Hughes, Jack   F   5'10"   170   L   Orlando, Florida   May 14, 2001 
   74   Larson, Ludvig   F   6'0"   190   L   Malmo, Sweden   Oct. 2, 1995 
   73   Maltsev, Mikhail   F   6'3"   200   L   St. Petersburg, Russia   Mar. 12, 1998
   41   McLeod, Michael   F   6'2"   195   R   Mississauga, Ontario   Feb. 3, 1998 
   70   Popugaev, Nikita   F   6'6"   200   R   Moskva, Russia   Nov. 20, 1998 
   53   Sharangovich, Yegor   F   6'2"   195   L   Minsk, Belarus   June 6, 1998  
   46   Speers, Blake   F   5'11"   185   R   Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario   Jan 2. 1997 
   67   Studenic, Marian   F   6'0"   165   L   Holic, Slovakia   Oct. 28, 1998  
   59   Zetterlund, Fabian   F   5'11"   195   R   Karlstad, Sweden   Aug. 25, 1999 

  #   DEFENSE (9)   POS   HT   WT   S   BIRTHPLACE   BIRTHDATE  
   62   Bernard, Xavier   D   6'3"   210   L   Mercier, Quebec   Jan. 6, 2000 
   83   Canade, Nicholas   D   5'9"   160   L   Mississauga, Ontario   Mar. 7, 2000 
   75   Groleau, Jeremy   D   6'3"   195   L   St. Nicolas, Quebec   Oct. 25, 1999  
   78   King, Noah   D   6'4"   220   L   Winnipeg, Manitoba   Jul. 2, 1999  
   82   Okhotyuk, Nikita   D   6'1"   195   L   Chelyabinsk, Russia   Dec. 4, 2000  
   71   Sissons, Colby   D   6'2"   190   L   Edmonton, Alberta   Jan. 15, 1998  
   24   Smith, Ty   D   5'10"   175   L   Lloydminster, Alberta   March 24, 2000  
   81   Vukojevic, Michael   D   6'3"   210   L   Oakville, Ontario   June 8, 2001  
   2   White, Colton   D   6'1"   195   L   London, Ontario   May 3, 1997 

  #   GOALTENDER (3)    POS   HT   WT   C   BIRTHPLACE   BIRTHDATE 
   50   Cormier, Evan    G   6'3"   205   L   Bowmanville, Ontario   Nov. 6, 1997  
   33   Schmid, Akira    G   6'4"   165   L   Nesslau, Switzerland   May 12, 2000 
   31   Senn, Gilles    G   6'1"   205   L   Visp, Switzerland Mar. 1, 1996  


Tickets for the games are $10 Fans can purchase tickets in person at the KeyBank Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at Sabres.com (click here)

If you can't make it in person, all Devils games will be streamed live right here at NewJerseyDevils.com. 

A full game schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:
  
Friday, Sept. 6
• Pittsburgh vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.
• Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7
• New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
• Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 9
• Boston vs. New Jersey, 9:30 a.m.
• Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m.

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