Buffalo Sabres Insider App Twitter Facebook

Lexus

TRAVERSE CITY BOUND

Sabres sending six first-round picks to Michigan rookie tourney

Tuesday, 08.20.2013 / 6:00 PM / News
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com
X
Share with your Friends


TRAVERSE CITY BOUND
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team will again be participating in the 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Thursday, Sept. 5 to Monday, Sept. 9, at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. The Sabres return to Michigan\u2019s Upper Peninsula as defending champions, after defeating the New York Rangers 5-2 in the championship game of the 2011 tournament.

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will be participating in the 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Thursday, Sept. 5 to Monday, Sept. 9, at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. The Sabres return to this picturesque Northern Michigan city as defending champions, after defeating the New York Rangers 5-2 in the championship game of the 2011 tournament.

Buffalo’s 24-man roster will be highlighted by the presence of six first-round draft picks: Mark Pysyk (2010, 23rd overall), Joel Armia (2011, 16th overall), Mikhail Grigorenko (2012, 12th overall), Zemgus Girgensons (2012, 14th overall), Rasmus Ristolainen (2013, 8th overall) and Nikita Zadorov (2013, 16th overall).

Click for the complete roster of Sabres prospects participating in the tournament.

The eight-team tournament features the top prospects from the Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.

The 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament format divides the eight-team field into two separate four-team divisions. The Gordie Howe Division will feature Detroit, Dallas, Minnesota and St. Louis. The Ted Lindsay Division will be comprised of Buffalo, Carolina, Columbus and New York. Teams will play a round-robin format by facing-off against each team within their division before a crossover on the final day of the tournament that concludes with the Howe and Lindsay division winners battling in the championship game on Monday, September 9.

round robin schedule
DATE HOME VISITOR TIME
tHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 SABRES BLUE JACKETS 4 P.M.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 SABRES RANGERS 4 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 HURRICANES SABRES 4 P.M.
championship round
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 4TH HOWE 4TH LINDSAY 3:30 P.M.
3RD HOWE 3RD LINDSAY 4 P.M.
2ND HOWE 2ND LINDSAY 7 P.M.
1ST HOWE 1ST LINDSAY 7:30 P.M.





Tickets for the tournament are $10 per day (four games each day) and are currently on sale exclusively at Centre ICE Arena. For more information on tickets, visit www.centreice.org.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82