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Blues’ Last Three First-Round Picks Head Traverse City Roster

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Klim Kostin, Robert Thomas, and Tage Thompson among 24 prospects and free agents to wear the ‘Note at the 2017 prospect tournament.

2017 first-round selections Robert Thomas (20th) and Klim Kostin (31st) participate in drills at the Blues’ Development Camp in July.
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The Blues will make their annual Labor Day trek to northern Michigan for the five-day Traverse City Prospect Tournament beginning Sept. 8, when they will face Central Division rival Minnesota. The Blues’ full Traverse City schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 8 at Minnesota Wild - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 vs. Dallas Stars - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 11 at Columbus Blue Jackets - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 vs. TBD

From the Blues’ press release:

“The tournament will feature a round-robin format and includes two divisions: the Howe Division (Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers) and the Lindsay Division (Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues).”

11 of the 13 forwards on the roster, six of the nine defensemen, and one of the two goaltenders, are prospects drafted by the Blues in recent years (or, as in the case of defenseman Dmitrii Sergeev, signed as a free agent out of junior hockey).

Following is the Blues tournament roster (free agents in italics):

Forwards: Connor Bleackley (67), Filip Helt (86), Tanner Kaspick (83), Klim Kostin (37), Nikolaj Krag-Christensen (58), Jordan Kyrou (72), Mackenzie MacEachern (62), Hayden McCool (89), Greg Meireles (76), Adam Musil (54), Robert Thomas (36), Tage Thompson (33), Alexey Toropchencko (65)

Defense: Sean Allen (81), Trenton Bourque (63), Charles-Edouard D'Astous (74), Michael McKee (84), Niko Mikkola (77), David Noel (60), Dmitrii Sergeev (68), Thomas Vannelli (47), Jake Walman (46)

Goalies: Evan Fitzpatrick (85), Stephen Dhillon (90)

Also from the Blues’ press release:

“Fans can watch each game on the FOX Sports GO app, which is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, Xbox One and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.”

https://www.nhl.com/blues/news/blues-announce-traverse-city-schedule-roster/c-290796630