Red Wings Announce 2017 Traverse City Events

The Detroit Red Wings will host a full slate of events in Traverse City this off season including the 2017 Development Camp, the NHL Prospect Tournament and the annual training camp. All events will be held at Centre ICE Arena located in Traverse City, MI.

First up is the NHL Development camp scheduled for July 7-11 and will include players selected in the 2017 NHL Entry draft set to get underway June 23 and 24 in Chicago, IL. Other players from past drafts and free agent tryouts will also participate. A full schedule and roster will be posted when it is available. Admission for this camp is $5 per day.

The NHL Prospect Tournament returns to Traverse City for its 18th year and will run  Sept. 8 – 12. The eight team field consists prospect teams from Detroit, Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Minnesota, New York and St. Louis. The tournament will be divided into two four-team divisions, and teams will play each team in their division in a round-robin format before a crossover on the final day of the tournament. The first-place finishers in each division will play for the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The NHL prospect tournament has a long history of developing young talent and has 552 NHL alumni who have played at least one NHL game. The tournaments alumni account for more than 103,670 games and more than 13,500 goals at the NHL level. A total of 30 new alumni joined the ranks last season with many playing key roles for their teams.

The 2017 NHL training camp kicks off with the Training Camp Golf Classic scheduled for September 14th at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa starting at 1:00 p.m.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit Involved Citizens Enterprises (I.C.E.), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing affordable skating programs to Northern Michigan.

Training camp practices start on September 15th and will continue daily through the 18th. The Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Game will also return for a fifth consecutive season, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 16th at 7:00 p.m. The annual Red and White game will close out the Traverse City portion of training camp at 12 p.m. on September 18th. A full camp roster and the complete training camp schedule will be announced at a later date.

Ticket Info

Advance tickets for all September Red Wings events are available exclusively online this season at, starting on Monday, July 10, and will also be sold first-come, first-served at the arena entrance on the day of each event. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • NHL Prospect Tournament (Sept. 8-12): $10 per day (general admission)
  • Training Camp Practice (Friday, Sept. 15): $10 standing-room, $15 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Training Camp Practice (Saturday, Sept. 16): $10 standing-room, $20 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Training Camp Practice (Sunday, Sept. 17): $10 standing-room, $20 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Alumni and Celebrity Game (Saturday, Sept. 16): $20 standing-room, $30 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Red and White Game (Monday, Sept. 18): $20 standing-room, $30 reserved seating or mezzanine

Select 2017 training camp merchandise will also be available for purchase in the arena store on the upper level behind the concession stand. For additional information, please call(231) 933-7465 or visit

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