Minnesota Wild 2015 NHL Prospect Tournament

Minnesota_Wild_logo-smallThe Minnesota Wild have announced their 2015 roster for the NHL prospect tournament at Centre ICE arena in Traverse City, MI. The team features high scoring defenseman Dylan Labbe who netted 15 goals and at 51 points in 63 QMJHL games. Also on the roster is Mike Reilly who opted not to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets and pursued by multiple teams before landing in Minnesota. Alex Gudbranson, who attended the Red Wings 2013 Development camp as a tryout, signed last year with the Wild and is featured on this year’s team. This … Continue Reading

New York Rangers 2015 NHL Prospect Tournament Roster

NEW_YORK_RANGERS_LOGOThe New York Rangers have announced their 2015 roster for the NHL prospect tournament at Centre ICE arena in Traverse City, MI. The team features Hayden Hodgson who tried out for the Red Wings last season. Also on this years team are offensive minded forwards Adam Tambellini, Ryan Gropp and Adam Brooks.  Traverse City native and 2014 second round draft pick, Brandon Halverson, will be one of two goalies backstopping the Rangers.

This year’s Tournament is scheduled from September 11 – 15 and will feature teams from Dallas, Detroit, Columbus, Buffalo, Carolina, Minnesota, New York, and St. Louis. For details … Continue Reading

Red Wings Invite 12 to the NHL Prospect Tournament

StantonThe Detroit Red Wings have invited 12 free agents to the 2015 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City beginning September 12th. Among those auditioning are several players who have skated previously with the Red Wings including: Nick BetzJalen ChatfieldKurt EtchegaryConor McGlynnJarett MeyerEvan PoleiTy Stanton, and Jerome Verrier

Following is a review of the invitees (listed alphabetically).

  • Nick Betz – The 6-foot-4, 220 winger spent last season playing on first overall selection, Connor McDavid’s wing and saw his production jump from 5 goals and 18 points in 2014 to 22 … Continue Reading

Detroit Red Wings 2015 NHL Prospect Tournament Roster

Detroit Red WingsThe Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2015 roster for the NHL prospect tournament at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI. The team features top prospects Andreas AthanasiouAnthony Mantha Dylan Larkin and Evgeny Svechnikov. Also on the roster are Joe Hicketts, Zach Nastasiuk,  Dominic Turgeon, Ville Saarijarvi and season ending free agent signing Robbie Russo . To round out their roster the Wings have invited 12 free agent tryouts.

This year’s Tournament is scheduled from September 11 – 15 and will feature teams from Dallas, Detroit, Columbus, Chicago, Carolina, MinnesotaNew … Continue Reading

Red Wings Announce 2015 Training Camp Schedule

Centre ICE1The Red Wings have announced their complete schedule for the 2015 training camp at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI. The camp opens with the annual charity golf outing and reception on September 17th. The first public on-ice activity will take place on at 9:30 am on September 18th. Morning skates and scrimmages will continue until September 21st. An alumni and celebrity hockey game slated for 7:00 pm will cap the activities on the 19th. The annual Red and White game takes place at 12:00 pm on the September 21st. … Continue Reading

2015 NHL Prospect Tournament Schedule Announced

Prospects tournament cup1The Detroit Red Wings will host the 17th annual NHL Prospect Tournament at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, MI next month. This year’s tournament is scheduled from September 11 – 15 and will feature teams from Carolina, Columbus, Chicago, Minnesota, Dallas, St. Louis, New York and Detroit. This season will feature the return of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champions the Chicago Black Hawks after previously participating from 1998 – 2000.

Over the tournament’s history, 479 players have gone on to skate in at least one NHL game, including 22 … Continue Reading

Red Wings Announce 2015 Development Camp Schedule

DHThe Detroit Red Wings today released the schedule for their 2015 Development Camp, which will be held at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., from July 3-7. The camp kicks off on Friday, July 3 and features on-ice and off-ice workouts each day, including scrimmages on Saturday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 7.

The camp roster will be released following the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, held on Friday, June 26 and Saturday,  June 27 in Sunrise, Fla.

The camp will be split into two teams, Red and White, and will feature daily … Continue Reading

Ticket Sale for 2015 Red Wings Training Camp Announced

Centre ICE1Red Wings Training Camp organizers have announced a tentative ticket sale date for the 2015 TC NHL® Prospect Tournament and Detroit Red Wings training camp.  This is an in-person ticket sale only and will be held at Centre Ice Arena from 12 noon until 4 pm on July 5th, downstairs in the main lobby.  Tickets remaining after the in-person ticket sale will be available for purchase by FAX, which will begin at Noon on Tuesday, July 7 and continue until all tickets … Continue Reading

NHL Prospect Tournament Trophy to Honor Matthew Wuest

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The Detroit Red Wings and training camp event organizers in Traverse City announced today that the trophy awarded to the champion of the NHL Prospect Tournament has been renamed the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup.

Matthew Wuest was best known for developing the website CapGeek.com, which tracked salary cap data for all 30 NHL teams in real time. The site was widely-used by scouts, general managers, media and fans before it ceased operations in January 2015.

Along with his work on CapGeek, Wuest also developed and maintained RedWingsCentral.com (RWC) … Continue Reading

In Memory of Matt Wuest

Matt WI never met Matthew Wuest in person, but he meant a lot to me. It wasn’t until he landed his first full time reporter job with the Metro Halifax that I even knew what he looked like.

A Virtual Partnership

We met on a hockey message board talking about Red Wings prospects while he was running the Detroit section for a website called hockeysfuture.com. The year was 1998 and after I posted that I was about to attend my first Red Wings training camp in Traverse City, MI he asked me to … Continue Reading

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