With training camp just around the corner, the New Jersey Devils have named their roster for the Prospect Challenge tournament that will take place next weekend. Besides the red and black, the other two teams that will be featured are the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins. The roster includes the Devils 2015 first-round pick Pavel Zacha, and last years first-rounder as well, John Quenneville.
The Devils, Sabres, and Bruins are all receiving a unique opportunity. It is rare that several teams get the chance to have their prospects play against others in this setting. This tournament will only help New Jersey grow and develop their prospects as soon as possible.
The only players that are eligible to play in the tournament are the prospects that are still on their entry-level contracts. Therefore, players like Stefan Matteau, Damon Severson, Jon Merrill, and Sergey Kalinin are ineligible to partake in the prospects challenge tournament. To qualify as a rookie, a player cannot have played more than 25 NHL games in any amount of seasons.
This tournament is a tremendous opportunity for New Jersey to evaluate their prospects and give them a chance to play together. Here is the roster that will be attending the prospects challenge tournament.Read more... Join the Conversation...