The Devils’ PR team released the team’s roster for the 2021 Prospects Challenge. The Challenge will take place this Friday through Sunday at the LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo.
The participating teams will be the host Sabres, the Devils and the Boston Bruins. The Devils will face Buffalo on Friday at 7 PM and Boston on Sunday at 1 PM. The “games will be streamed on newjerseydevils.com in promotional partnership with MSG Networks.”
The Devils will bring 23 players up to Western New York (13 forwards, seven defensemen and three goalies). The press release notes that three players who have NHL experience will suit up for the Devils: Nolan Foote, Kevin Bahl and Tyce Thompson as well as four first-round picks from the Draft (Alexander Holtz, Chase Stillman, Dawson Mercer and Foote – who was chosen by the Tampa Bay Lightning).
The press release notes that Bahl, Jeremy Groleau and Fabian Zetterlund will be the alternate captains for the Devils.
The forwards are Holtz, Thompson, Mercer, Foote, Graeme Clarke, Patrick Grasso, Tyler Irvine, Jordan Kaplan, Nate Schnarr, Luke Stevens, Stillman, Aarne Talvitie and Zetterlund. The blueliners include Reilly Walsh, Bahl, Groleau, Zach Biggar, Joe Masonius, Nikita Okhotiuk and Michael Vukojevic. The goaltenders are Nico Daws, Mareks Mitens and Akira Schmid.
We will try to get you coverage of the tournament right here this weekend.