Detroit Red Wings announce annual prospect tournament roster

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The Detroit Red Wings are approaching the 2021-22 training camp, and they have recently announced the prospect tournament and its details! It’s no shock to have the Red Wings participating in something that usually was an annual thing, the pandemic put a damper on that, but it has returned for the 2021-22 season.

The 2021 NHL Prospect Tournament has returned, and the Detroit Red Wings will be playing in three separate games as a tune-up for some of these youngsters. They will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, and St. Louis Blues over the course of their three games up in Traverse City.

All three games span from September 16th-19th and will be streamed on the team’s website. The team also announced their roster for the Prospect Tournament in a tweet. Here it is in a tweet from the organization.

The Red Wings roster consists of 13 forwards, seven defensemen, and three netminders. Looking at the roster, some of the names that stand out are players like first-rounders Sebastian Cossa, Lucas Raymond, and Joe Veleno. There are also players like Jonatan Berggren who will benefit a lot from this experience.

The Detroit Red Wings announced their 2021 NHL Prospect Tournament roster.

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For fans, it’s going to give them the opportunity to see some of the Red Wings of tomorrow at work.

It also will allow them to see the Red Wings take the ice again for the first time in months since the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.

Looking at the roster, it will be their first crack at hockey in North America for some of these players like Berggren.

It’s a new domain for some of these guys, and while it is not the NHL exactly, it’s going to give these youngsters a taste of what the future holds.

These prospects will be able to give their all, and there will likely be some standout performances from the Red Wings roster. It will be a great experience for these younger players to get their feet wet and also don the winged wheel for the first time.

The Red Wings are still a few weeks away from actual training camp, but fans should be excited to get a chance to watch some of these prospects play. Given that the games are being streamed, it will be a good chance to see how some of these prospects fare after coming from overseas leagues.

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Fans, be ready for Red Wings hockey to start making its return for the 2021-22 season, which is fast approaching.