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From the Red Wings' PR department:

RED WINGS RELEASE 2013 NHL PROSPECTS CAMP ROSTER… Eight NHL Teams Face off Next Week at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. …

Detroit, MI... Hundreds of potential future NHL players will hit the ice next week, as the Detroit Red Wings will host their annual NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. from Sept. 5-9. This year’s roster includes the Red Wings’ top pick from each of the last four NHL Entry Drafts in Riley Sheahan (21st overall in 2010), Tomas Jurco (35th overall in 2011), Martin Frk (49th overall in 2012) and Anthony Mantha (20th overall in 2013). Mantha also headlines a group of four players from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft who will be in attendance. Prospects from the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues will also be competing in this year’s tournament.

2013 Detroit Red Wings Prospect Camp Roster

#      Name                               Pos.                            2012-13 Team                        Notes
15    Riley Sheahan                 C                                 Grand Rapids (AHL)               2010 1st round (21st overall)
26    Tomas Jurco                   LW                               Grand Rapids (AHL)               2011 2nd round (35th overall)
31    Jared Coreau                  G                                 Northern Michigan (CCHA)    Signed as a free agent, 2013
36    Jake Paterson                 G                                 Saginaw (OHL)                       2012 3rd round (80th overall)
39    Anthony Mantha              RW                              Val d’Or (QMJHL)                  2013 1st round (20th overall)
42    Martin Frk                        RW                              Halifax (QMJHL)                    2012 2nd round (49th overall)
47    Alexey Marchenko          D                                 CSKA Moscow (KHL)            2011 7th round (205th overall)
48    Ryan Sproul                    D                                 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)           2011 2nd round (55th overall)
56    Teemu Pulkkinen            RW                              Jokerit (FIN)                            2010 4th round (111th overall)
58    Max Nicastro                   D                                 Grand Rapids (AHL)               2008 3rd round (91st overall)
59    Tyler Bertuzzi                  LW                               Guelph (OHL)                         2013 2nd round (58th overall)
60    Marek Tvrdon                  LW                               Vancouver (WHL)                   2011 4th round (115th overall)
61    Xavier Ouellet                  D                                 Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)    2011 2nd round (48th overall)
62    Zach Nastasiuk               RW                              Owen Sound (OHL)                2013 2nd round (48th overall)
63    Philippe Hudon                RW                              Victoriaville (QMJHL)             2011 5th round (145th overall)
64    Jordan Maletta                RW                              Niagara (OHL)                        Amateur Tryout
67    Rasmus Bodin                 C                                 HV 71 Jr. (SWE)                     2012 7th round (200th overall)
68    Cam Lanigan                   G                                 Medicine Hat (WHL)               Amateur Tryout
70    Calle Jarnkrok                 C                                 Brynas (SWE)                         2010 2nd round (51st overall)
72    Andreas Athanasiou        LW                               Barrie (OHL)                           2012 4th round (110th overall)
74    Marc McNulty                 D                                 Prince George (WHL)             2013 6th round (169th overall)
75    Michal Plutnar                 D                                 Tri-City (WHL)                        Amateur Tryout
77    Richard Nedomlel           D                                 Swift Current (WHL)               2011 6th round (175th overall)
84    Barclay Goodrow            RW                              Brampton (OHL)                     Amateur Tryout

Tickets are available for $10 per day at http://www.CenterIce.org or at the arena doors prior to each day’s first game. Morning practice sessions are open to the public and free of charge. The tournament consists of four games per day next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wrapping up with the championship round on Monday, Sept. 9.

                           GORDIE HOWE DIVISION                                    TED LINDSAY DIVISION
                           Dallas                                                                       Buffalo
                           Detroit                                                                      Carolina
                           Minnesota                                                                Columbus
                           St. Louis                                                                   NY Rangers

Wednesday, Sept. 4
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                                                           Detroit

Thursday, Sept. 5
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.                     Buffalo                                                Columbus
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.                   Carolina                                              NY Rangers
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                 St. Louis                                             Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Minnesota                                           Detroit

GAME TIMES                        HOME                                                 VISITOR                     RINK
3:30 p.m.                               Buffalo                        vs.                   Columbus                   David’s
4:00 p.m.                               NY Rangers                vs.                   Carolina                      West
7:00 p.m.                               St. Louis                     vs.                   Dallas                          David’s
7:30 p.m.                               Detroit                         vs.                   Minnesota                   West

Friday, Sept. 6
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.                     Columbus                                          Carolina
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.                   Minnesota                                          St. Louis
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                 NY Rangers                                       Buffalo
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Dallas                                                Detroit

GAME TIMES                        HOME                                                 VISITOR                     RINK
3:30 p.m.                               Carolina                       vs.                  Columbus                   David’s
4:00 p.m.                               St. Louis                      vs.                  Minnesota                   West
7:00 p.m.                               Buffalo                         vs.                  NY Rangers                David’s
7:30 p.m.                               Detroit                          vs.                  Dallas                         West

Saturday, Sept. 7
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                   Carolina                                             Columbus
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.                 St. Louis                                            Minnesota
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                   Dallas                                                Detroit
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.                     Buffalo                                               NY Rangers  

Sunday, Sept. 8
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.                     Dallas                                                Minnesota
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.                   Columbus                                          NY Rangers
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                 Carolina                                             Buffalo
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         St. Louis                                            Detroit

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

Monday, Sept. 9
PRACTICE TIMES                 DAVID’S RINK                                   WEST RINK

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.                 2nd Lindsay                                       2nd Howe
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                 1st Lindsay                                        1st Howe


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


Jeebus monkey...SIX days before the tourney, the Wings announce ANOTHER day's worth of practices for the team. I CANNOT AFFORD to go up on Tuesday. Period.



Update: the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau penned profiles of the Wings' four try-outs:

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 drafts but went unselected. Despite that, the big forward has drawn plenty of interest from pro teams attending three development camps the last two years (Carolina / 2011, Los Angelos / 2012, New York Rangers / 2012). Goodrow, who plays a power forward style, has decent numbers – posting 52 points in the last two season with Brampton - but scouts have knocked his skating and lack of foot speed. The former captain of the Battalion signed an amateur try-out contract with the Connecticut Whale last season but did not see any action. Goodrow participated in the Wings July development camp and he will also take part in the 2013 prospect tournament for the Red Wings.


  • Cam Lanigan – The 6-foot-3, 202 pound goalie spent the bulk of last season with the Medicine Hat tigers of the WHL where he posted a 3.00 goals against and .910 save percentage in 46 appearances. Lanigan has also spent time with Edmonton, Kamloops, and Portland over the past five WHL seasons. The well traveled goalie had a good chance of being drafted in 2010 after his final central scouting ranking jumped from 23rd best goalie to 9th, but he went undrafted. The 21 year-old netminder covers a lot of net with his big frame, but has battled with consistency in his career and never posted below a 3.00 goals against.


  • Jordan Maletta – The 6-foot-3, 215 pound right wing is a physical forward who was passed over in the June draft. Maletta played just 26 games last season for Niagara of the OHL scoring 3 goals and 8 points. The 18 year-old, whose season was cut short by a knee injury, plays an all around game and has good mobility for his large frame. Maletta has plenty of potential as a power forward but hasn’t been consistent enough to convince NHL scouts of his potential.


  • Michal Plutnar – The 6-foot-2, 175 pound defensemen spent the last two seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. In 69 games last season, he scored 7 goals and 28 points in 69 games. Despite being rated the 182nd skater by central scouting in 2012, Plutnar was not selected in either of the past two drafts. The 19 year-old is an average skater who has some offensive upside, but is a long-term project. The Chotebor, Czech Republic native is a good passer and has a solid defensive game but lacks the strength to play a consistent physical game.


Update #1.5: Here's more on Maletta from the St. Catherines Standard's Bill Potrecz:

“The draft didn’t go well but that just motivated me that much more this summer,” Maletta said before hitting the ice for Day 2 of training camp. “I’ve never worked as hard as I did this summer. It was an absolute grind but hopefully it pays off and if everything happens the way it should, it will pay off. I was always on the ice and always working out. I had a great summer.”

The hard work has not gone unnoticed by Niagara coach/general manager Marty Williamson.

“He’s stronger and faster,” Williamson said. “He’s a whole different kid now. His confidence level is high and he’s enjoying playing hockey.”

Maletta’s hard work also paid off with an invite to camp by the Detroit Red Wings. He will leave Sept. 2 for the Traverse City Prospects Tournament before heading to the Red Wings main camp.

“My agent called me a couple of weeks ago and said there is a good chance you will be going but had to finalize everything,” Maletta said. “They called me last night (Tuesday) in the middle of dinner. I was ecstatic. I’m just so excited.”

The IceDogs plan to start the season with a No. 1 line of Carter Verhaeghe centrering Brendan Perlini and Anthony DiFruscia. Niagara would love to see Maletta take charge and earn a spot on the second line.

"That secondary scoring is going to be so important to us just to take the heat off the top line,” Williamson said. “We’re going to need to have a guy like Maletta step up for us and have a good year.”

Williamson is confident Maletta can do just that.

“It (scoring) isn’t anything he can’t do,” Williamson added. “We got to see a little bit of him last year and I think now he’s feeling pretty comfortable he can come in and impact.”

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