Mantha: Ascending the NHL Learning Curve

ManthaAnthony Mantha is getting a crash course on professional hockey during his first few months in the Red Wings system. The 18 year-old is playing in his first NHL Prospects Tournament and has helped the Red Wings take a commanding lead of the Howe Division. Mantha, who has been held to just a single assist through two games, has had plenty of offensive opportunities playing along side Martin Frk and Calle Jarnkrok.

“It’s just fun playing with those two guys because they are so good with the puck,” he said. “We’ve had … Continue Reading

Offensive Minded Pulkkinen Ready for the North American Challenge

Pulkk1Teemu Pulkkinen knows he has a lot to learn on and off the ice in his first season in North America. The Vantaa, Finland native is entering his first full season with the Red Wings after spending his entire playing career in Finland.

“It’s fun to be here,” he said. “I am just getting used to the time difference and I know I need to work on my language. Of course I also have many thing in the rink that need work too.”

The 5-foot-11, 183 pound left wing is blessed with a … Continue Reading

September 6, 2013 Prospect Tournament Gallery

Impact Zone: Riley Sheahan hopes to Increase his Physical play

SheahanRiley Sheahan looked like a man among boys playing in the Red Wings opening game of the 2013 NHL prospects tournament against the Minnesota Wild. The 6-foot-2, 212 pound center scored a key goal for the Wings to put the game out of reach Thursday night in Traverse City, MI.

“Both Sheahan and Tomas Jurco are coming here after spending a year in Grand Rapids where they were very good players and pieces of the puzzle,” Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill said. “they didn’t have to be the key players on a … Continue Reading

September 5, 2013 Prospect Tournament Gallery


2013 New York Rangers Prospect Tournament Roster

NEW_YORK_RANGERS_LOGOThe New York Rangers have announced their 2013 roster for the NHL prospect tournament at Centre I.C.E. arena in Traverse City, MI. The team features high scoring forwards Josh Nicholls and Michael St. Croix. Also included are a pair of skilled Swedes in Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg. Making a return to Traverse City is Kyle Jean, who used to play for the Traverse City North Stars of the NAHL, but signed as a free agent with the Rangers after two seasons with Lake Superior State.

This year’s Tournament is scheduled from September 5 – 9 and … Continue Reading

Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Jersey Auction Details Announced

Chelios1The Alumni and Celebrity game, slated for September 14th at 7:00 pm, will give fans a chance to bid on custom game worn jerseys by the alumni and celebrity squad. The game, which is comprised of two twenty minute periods, will feature game worn jerseys from Chris OsgoodDallas DrakeKen HollandMike BabcockChris CheliosKris DraperJiri FischerKirk Maltby, and Mickey Redmond among others. Fans in attendance will be able to bid on the autographed jerseys during a silent auction that will be held before the game … Continue Reading

Four Invited to Red Wings Training Camp


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The Detroit Red Wings have invited four free agents to their training camp and prospect tournament in Traverse City beginning September 5th. The Red Wings, who are close to the 50 contract limit, will take a long look at the free agents but would likely need to free space or defer contracts  in order to sign players. Following is a review of the invitees (listed alphabetically).

  • Barclay Goodrow - The 6-foot-2, 214 pound forward played four seasons with Brampton of the OHL. The Toronto Ontario native was eligible for the last three … Continue Reading

2013 Detroit Red Wings Prospect Tournament Roster

Detroit Red WingsThe Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2013 roster for the NHL prospect tournament at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI. The team features  four of the Red Wings eight 2013 draft selections including Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha, Marc McNulty, and  Zach Nastasiuk. Top prospect Calle Jarnkrok will make his Traverse City debut in his bid to earn an NHL job. Also on the roster are Tomas Jurco, Teemu Pulkkinen, Riley Sheahan,  Martin FrkRyan Sproul, and Xavier Ouellet. To round out their roster the Wings … Continue Reading

September 8, 2013 Designated as Bryan Rufenach Day

Ruffie2Organizers of the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament and Detroit Red Wings training camp in conjunction with the Toledo Walleye Boosters Club have designated September 8, 2013 as the second annual ‘Bryan Rufenach day’.  A portion of the proceeds of all ticket sales will benefit the Bryan Rufenach Just Skills Camp. The annual camp, based out of Lindsay Ontario and run by the Rufenach family, just completed its second year with over 70 participants between the ages of 7 and 12. Donations will help fund ice time and other costs … Continue Reading

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