New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, will be one of many young players participating in prospect tournament games through Tuesday.
His first game, against the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. Friday as part of the Prospects Challenge at HarborCenter in Buffalo, and all prospect tournament games will be available to stream on NHL.com (see schedule below).
The Prospects Challenge features the Devils, Sabres, Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins and runs through Monday.
The 2017 Rookie Tournament, at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, runs through Sunday and includes the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
The Vancouver Canucks host the 2017 Young Stars Classic at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, British Columbia. That event also includes the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets and goes through Monday.
The Traverse City Prospects Tournament features the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. They will play at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan, through the championship game Tuesday.
The San Jose Sharks will host the 2017 Prospect Showcase at Solar4America Ice in San Jose starting Saturday. The event includes the Arizona Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks and Avalanche and runs through Tuesday.
Below is the schedule of games by tournament:
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The Prospects Challenge
Penguins vs. Bruins, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m. ET
Sabres vs. Devils, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. ET
Devils vs. Penguins, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m. ET
Sabres vs. Bruins, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. ET
Bruins vs. Devils, Sept. 11, 12 p.m. ET
Sabres vs. Penguins, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. ET
Traverse City Prospects Tournament
Blue Jackets vs. Stars, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m. ET
Blues vs. Wild, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. ET
Red Wings vs. Hurricanes, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. ET
Hurricanes vs. Rangers, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m. ET
Blackhawks vs. Red Wings, Sept. 9, 4 p.m. ET
Stars vs. Blues, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. ET
Wild vs. Blue Jackets, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. ET
Blues vs. Blue Jackets, Sept. 11, 3 p.m. ET
Stars vs. Wild, Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. ET
Hurricanes vs. Blackhawks, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. ET
Rangers vs. Red Wings, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. ET
7th Place game, Sept. 12, 3 p.m. ET
5th Place game, Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. ET
3rd Place game, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. ET
Championship game, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. ET
2017 Young Stars Classic
Oilers vs. Flames, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. ET
Canucks vs. Jets, Sept. 8, 10:30 p.m. ET
Jets vs. Oilers, Sept. 9, 10:30 p.m. ET
Flames vs. Canucks, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. ET
Jets vs. Flames, Sept. 11, 1:30 p.m. ET
Canucks vs. Oilers, Sept. 11, 5 p.m. ET
2017 Rookie Tournament
Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. ET
Maple Leafs vs. Senators, Sept. 10, 4 p.m. ET
2017 Prospect Showcase
Sharks vs. Avalanche, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. ET
Ducks vs. Coyotes, Sept. 9, 10 p.m. ET
Sharks vs. Ducks, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. ET
Coyotes vs. Avalanche, Sept. 11, 10 p.m. ET
Avalanche vs. Ducks, Sept. 12, 3 p.m. ET
Sharks vs. Coyotes, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. ET