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Information On The Wings’ Prospect Tournament And Training Camp

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that the team will return to Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., to host their annual NHL Prospect Tournament and Training Camp, as well as the 21st Annual Training Camp Golf Classic at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Mich.


The NHL Prospect Tournament returns to Traverse City for its 21st season, running from Friday, Sept. 6 through Tuesday, Sept. 10. The eight-team field consists of prospects from the Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, the defending tournament-champion Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs, who will participate in the tournament for the first time, replacing the Carolina Hurricanes.

Over the tournament’s history, over 600 players have moved on to play in at least one NHL game, including 23 of the 38 players who played for the Red Wings in 2018-19: Justin Abdelkader, Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi, Jake Chelios, Dennis Cholowski, Christoffer Ehn, Jonathan Ericsson, Martin Frk, Kaden Fulcher, Darren Helm, Joe Hicketts, Jimmy Howard, Filip Hronek, Niklas Kronwall, Dylan Larkin, Brian Lashoff, Anthony Mantha, Dylan McIlrath, Gustav Nyquist, Michael Rasmussen, Libor Sulak, Dominic Turgeon and Filip Zadina.

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 meet for the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The tournament’s championship trophy was renamed in 2015 to honor Wuest, known for his work on the salary cap-tracking website CapGeek.com as well as his exclusive coverage and statistical archiving of the NHL Prospect Tournament on RedWingsCentral.com, spanning back to the inaugural tournament in 1998. Wuest passed away in March 2015 after succumbing to a two-year battle with colon cancer.


The Red Wings will open their annual NHL Training Camp with the 21st Training Camp Golf Classic, presented by Eitel Dahm Motor Group, on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. 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.

Golf participants will enjoy a pre-round lunch before teaming up with a member of the Red Wings roster, coaching staff or management team for a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start on one of the resort’s pristine golf courses. Following the round, attendees will have dinner at the resort at a table with their Red Wings teammate and have the opportunity to bid on unique auction packages, including the opportunity to travel with the Red Wings on Red Bird III to a select road game during the 2019-20 preseason. The silent and live auctions will also include sports memorabilia, vacation packages and much more.



The 2019-20 Red Wings hit the ice for the first time the morning of Friday, Sept. 13, and continue daily through Monday, Sept. 16. Red Wings players, prospects and tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice and scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red and White Game on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. The team will hold one more practice on Monday, Sept. 16 prior to breaking camp to begin their preseason schedule at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 17 vs. Chicago. A full camp roster and the complete training camp schedule will be announced at a later date.


The Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Game will also return for a seventh-consecutive season on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., in which two teams comprised of Red Wings alumni and players from Guns N’ Hoses, a team of local Traverse City police and fire departments, will face off. Guns N’ Hoses is a non-profit organization created to assist individuals and families in need in the Grand Traverse community.

One lucky fan can win the opportunity to skate alongside former Red Wings greats, as Centre Ice Arena is auctioning off a roster spot for the 2019 Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Game. Past Red Wings alumni participants have included members of “The Grind Line” in Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby and Darren McCarty; Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe; Red Wings player development staff Shawn Horcoff and Dan Cleary; 2008 Stanley Cup champion and Traverse City resident Dallas Drake; and Red Wings television analyst Mickey Redmond. A full roster will be announced at a later date. Fans can visit www.centreice.org for information on the roster spot auction.



Advance tickets for all September Red Wings events are available exclusively online this season at www.centreice.org/drwtickets, starting on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m., 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. 6-10): $10 per day (general admission)
  • Training Camp Practice (Friday, Sept. 13): $10 standing-room, $20 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Training Camp Practice (Saturday, Sept. 14): $15 standing-room, $25 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Alumni and Celebrity Game (Saturday, Sept. 14): $25 standing-room, $35 reserved seating
  • Red and White Game (Sunday, Sept. 15): $20 standing-room, $35 reserved seating or mezzanine
  • Training Camp Practice (Monday, Sept. 16): $10 general admission

Select 2019 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 www.centreice.org.


                     GORDIE HOWE DIVISION                    TED LINDSAY DIVISION
                          Chicago                                                   Columbus
                          Detroit                                                      Dallas
                          St. Louis                                                   Minnesota
                          Toronto                                                     NY Rangers

Friday, September 6th                 DAVID’S RINK                        WEST RINK
8:30-9:15 a.m.                             Dallas                                      Minnesota
9:30-10:15 a.m.                           NY Rangers                            Columbus
10:30-11:15 a.m.                         St. Louis                                  Toronto
11:30-12:15 p.m.                         Chicago                                   Detroit

                                                   HOME                                       VISITOR            RINK
3:00 p.m.                                    Dallas                vs.                   Minnesota          David’s
3:30 p.m.                                    NY Rangers       vs.                  Columbus           West
6:30 p.m.                                    St. Louis            vs.                   Toronto               David’s
7:00 p.m.                                    Chicago             vs.                   Detroit                West

Saturday, September 7th           DAVID’S RINK                         WEST RINK
8:30-9:15 a.m.                            Toronto                                     Chicago
9:30-10:15 a.m.                          St. Louis                                   Detroit
10:30-11:15 a.m.                        Minnesota                                 Columbus
11:30-12:15 p.m.                        NY Rangers                              Dallas

                                                   HOME                                       VISITOR            RINK
3:00 p.m.                                    Toronto              vs.                   Chicago             David’s
3:30 p.m.                                    Detroit                vs.                   St. Louis            West
6:30 p.m.                                    Columbus          vs.                   Minnesota          David’s
7:00 p.m.                                    NY Rangers       vs.                   Dallas                West

Sunday, September 8th              DAVID’S RINK                         WEST RINK
9:30-10:30 a.m.                          Chicago                                     St. Louis
10:45-11:45 a.m.                        Toronto                                      Detroit
12:00 -1:00 p.m.                         Dallas                                        Columbus
1:15-2:15 p.m.                            NY Rangers                               Minnesota

Monday, September 9th            DAVID’S RINK                          WEST RINK
8:30-9:00 a.m.                           Dallas                                        Columbus
9:15-9:45 a.m.                           Minnesota                                 NY Rangers
10:00-10:30 a.m.                       St. Louis                                    Chicago
10:45-11:15 p.m.                       Toronto                                      Detroit

                                                    HOME                                       VISITOR            RINK
2:00 p.m.                                     Dallas                vs.                  Columbus          David’s
2:30 p.m.                                     Minnesota          vs.                 NY Rangers       West
5:30 p.m.                                     St. Louis            vs.                  Chicago             David’s
6:00 p.m.                                     Toronto              vs.                  Detroit                West

Tuesday, September 10th          DAVID’S RINK                   WEST RINK
9:00-9:45 a.m.                             2nd Lindsay                        2nd Howe
10:00-10:45 a.m.                         1st Howe                            1st Lindsay

                                                      HOME                               VISITOR            RINK
12:00 p.m.    7th place game         4th Lindsay         vs.           4th Howe          David’s
12:30 p.m.    5th place game         3rd Howe            vs.           3rd Lindsay       West
3:30 p.m.    3rd place game           2nd Lindsay        vs.           2nd Howe         David’s
5:00 p.m.    Championship Game 1st Howe             vs.           1st Lindsay       West

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Paul's avatar

Let’s go a bit back, thanks to a KK member for the pointer.

The Hockey Writers did a look at Tomas Holmstrom and how he helped the Wings.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/10/19 at 02:36 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

There’s also the alumni and celebrity game, scheduled for Sept. 14 at Centre Ice Arena – former general manager Ken Holland, a former goaltender, used to play. Might the new guy, Steve Yzerman, take a shift? A full roster will be announced at a later date, according to the Wings.

more on the camp but if you read the post, you already know what she is writing.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/10/19 at 04:12 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Very good article on holmstrom thanks for posting and thanks to whoever sent it to you.
I said it many times on here that the wings miss him as much as they miss Lidstrom

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/10/19 at 05:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Thanks dd and hopefully the long time member will weigh in.

Would have made a separate post on it but truthfully I don’t know much about the stable of writers at the site.

I know they post a lot, even during the summer so maybe I will reconsider them.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/10/19 at 05:42 PM ET


Haha, I was just looking for those dates this morning & couldn’t find them

Posted by EthrDemon on 07/10/19 at 08:27 PM ET

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