TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.
-- One of the premier prospect tournaments is set to begin on Saturday here at Center ICE Arena.
The Traverse City tournament
runs Sept. 10 through Sept. 14 and includes top prospects from the Dallas Stars
, Buffalo Sabres
, Carolina Hurricanes
, Columbus Blue Jackets
, Detroit Red Wings
, Minnesota Wild
, New York Rangers
, and St. Louis Blues
. Practice sessions and tournament games will be held at David's Rink and Huntington Rink.
For a tournament preview, click here
. NHL Network will be televising portions
of the tournament.
Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo and defending champion Minnesota will compete in the Howe Division. The Gretzky Division will feature prospects from the Hurricanes, Blues, Stars and Rangers.
Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen
and Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak
will be maintaining daily blogs for NHL.com throughout the tournament.
Traverse City Tournament schedule:
Saturday, September 10
3:30 PM Minnesota vs. Buffalo (Davids)
4:00 PM Dallas vs. Carolina (Huntington)
7:00 PM NY Rangers vs. St. Louis (Davids)
7:30 PM Detroit vs Columbus (Huntington)
Sunday, September 11
2:30 PM Columbus vs. Buffalo (Davids)
3:00 PM St. Louis vs Carolina (Huntington)
6:00 PM NY Rangers vs. Dallas (Davids)
6:30 PM Detroit vs. Minnesota (Huntington)
Tuesday, September 13
3:00 PM Dallas vs. St. Louis (Davids)
3:30 PM NY Rangers vs. Carolina (Huntington)
6:30 PM Columbus vs. Minnesota (Davids)
7:00 PM Detroit vs. Buffalo (Huntington)
Wednesday, September 14
3:00 PM 7th Place Game 4th Howe vs. 4th Gretzky (Davids)
3:30 PM 5th Place Game 3rd Howe vs. 3rd Gretzky (Huntington)
6:30 PM 3rd Place Game 2nd Howe vs. 2nd Gretzky (Davids)
7:00 PM Championship Game 1st Howe vs. 1st Gretzky (Huntington)