Blackhawks Prospects Headed To Traverse City

The Blackhawks top prospects will be competing in a rookie tournament closer to home this fall.

The Red Wings will host their 17th annual eight-team NHL Prospect Tournament from Sept. 11-15, 2015, at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Mich. The Chicago Blackhawks will join the Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Red Wings.

The round-robin tournament is divided into two four-team divisions. First-place finishers in each division will face off for the championship on Sept. 15. A complete tournament schedule and rosters for each team will be released at a later date.

The Buffalo Sabres had been part of the field at this tournament in the past.

7 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospects Headed To Traverse City

  1. Using this as a prospect thread so to speak. It will interesting to see if the Hawks sign any unsigned college free agents, though Leblanc and Carey have not set the ahl on fire.
    TVR appears to be a good signing.

    I wonder if the Hawks bring eithe Swedish defenseman, Dahlstrom or Norell over.

    At the College level, obviously the hawks will try to sign Paliotta, who I watched against Boston College. He is a whole lot of nasty. He uses a long stick, plays tons of minutes and pounds guys in the crease with cross checks, slashes etc.

    Nick Mattson is having an absolutely fabulous run with North Dakota. He has a hard low lefty shot from the point which is leading to lots of points. He is very good positionally and has a Man’s body. He is going to be a good pro. The question is he just a decent ahl player who kicks around on one year deals or can he be a bottom pairing NHL defenseman ?

  2. Thanks for that Craig negrelli…good descipitve analysis for players we rarely get to see…sounds like these guys hold some real promise…keep us updated when you can.

  3. Thanks also Craig, tried to watch Norell as much as I could during junior tourney, I liked what I saw, might compare to a young #4, hope so. He was not on the power play but on 1st line PK, will hit people, solid game. Wish I had known we would get the other D from Sweden, was not focused on him but did notice somebody doing really well for them, then got to see a highlight package of him after the trade and it was very impressive. Does anybody know if Paliota’s season is over yet, hope signing him does not drag.

  4. Paliotta’s team plays tomorrow in the Hockey East tournament. Vermont defeated Boston College last week, two games to one.

    The NCAA Selection Show is Sunday at 11 AM.
    Right now Vermont is on the cusp of making the tourney, how they fare this weekend will determine if they are in.

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