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"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY for September 21, 2014

2014 draftee Robbie Fabbri and second-year pro Ty Rattie took care of the offense, but the Baby Blues' defense in Traverse City was nothing to write home about. Swedish import netminder Niklas Lundström outplayed the more highly-regarded Jordan Binnington, and picked up the Blues' only win at the 2014 Traverse City Prospect Tournament.

Chicago Wolves' head coach John Anderson led the Blues in Traverse City for the second straight year. Photo by
Chicago Wolves' head coach John Anderson led the Blues in Traverse City for the second straight year. Photo by
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The Blues' prospects did not fare particularly well in Traverse City this year.

After dropping their first two games in overtime to Detroit and Minnesota, respectively, and then getting humiliated by the Columbus Blue Jackets Jarmo Kekalainen and John Davidson, the Baby Blues salvaged some pride by topping Buffalo 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon to capture seventh place in the eight-team tournament.

Following are the links to the box scores (such as they are) on the Blues' website:

Blues 5, Detroit 6 (OT), Sept. 12, 2014

Blues 3, Minnesota 4 (OT), Sept. 13, 2014

Blues 2, Columbus 7, Sept. 15, 2014

Blues 2, Buffalo 1, Sept. 16, 2014

As you can see, the box scores aren't very complete; no listing of all the players who skated, no plus-minus, no individual shot totals, no team shot totals (for or against) for any game other than the contest vs. Detroit (making it impossible to calculate Niklas Lundström's and Jordan Binnington's save percentages), and no minutes played for the goalies, making their goals-against average calculations a complete guess, based on the assumption that they were in the net the entire game (not pulled for an extra attacker at any point).

Despite these restrictions, here's the best accumulation of Blues' prospect stats from Traverse City that you're going to find anywhere. Your GTPD is already making plans to attend next year's tournament, so the 2015 stats package should be quite a bit more complete.

PLAYER GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW ..
ROBBIE FABBRI 3 4 1 5 ... 4 3 0 1 CAN flag
TY RATTIE 4 1 4 5 ... 4 1 0 0 CAN flag
YANNICK VEILLEUX 3 2 1 3 ... 0 1 0 0 CAN flag
JAEDON DESCHENEAU 2 1 1 2 ... 4 0 0 0 CAN flag
TOMMY VANNELLI 3 1 1 2 ... 4 1 0 0 USA flag
IVAN BARBASHEV 2 0 2 2 ... 0 0 0 0 RUS flag
JAKE CHELIOS 1 1 0 1 ... 0 1 0 0 USA flag
JAKE DOTY 1 1 0 1 ... 0 0 0 0 USA flag
C.J. YAKIMOWICZ 1 1 0 1 ... 0 0 0 0 USA flag
DMITRII SERGEEV 1 0 1 1 ... 0 0 0 0 RUS flag
CHRIS CAISSY 2 0 1 1 ... 2 0 0 0 CAN flag
SANTERI SAARI 2 0 1 1 ... 2 0 0 0 FIN flag
JUSTICE DUNDAS 1 0 0 0 ... 16 0 0 0 CAN flag
JUSTIN GUTIERREZ 1 0 0 0 ... 5 0 0 0 USA flag
JANI HAKANPÄÄ 1 0 0 0 ... 2 0 0 0 FIN flag
ADAM HELEWKA 1 0 0 0 ... 2 0 0 0 CAN flag
LUKE MERCER 1 0 0 0 ... 2 0 0 0 CAN flag
ZACH POCHIRO 2 0 0 0 ... 4 0 0 0 USA flag
RYAN TESINK 3 0 0 0 ... 8 0 0 0 CAN flag
PLAYER GP MN GA SA AV WN-LS-OT S% SO ..
JORDAN BINNINGTON 2 123 13 ... 6.34 0- 1- 1 ... 0 CAN flag
NIKLAS LUNDSTRÖM 2 121 5 ... 2.48 1- 0- 1 ... 0 SWE flag

BLUE NOTES: Of the six players who scored multiple points in Traverse City this year, three were drafted less than 90 days ago (Fabbri, Jaedon Descheneau, Ivan Barbashev) ... The only unaffiliated player from the Blues' Traverse City roster to receive an invitation to the Blues' training camp is Russian defenseman Dmitri Sergeev (#68 in the photo above). The 6' 2, 200-pound native of Chelyabinsk skated for Kitchener of the OHL last season, and will be eligible for the 2015 Entry Draft if the Blues do not offer him a contract.