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The Blues’ prospects may be the team to beat at Traverse City

The annual prospect tournament starts September 7th.

2017 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Blues had a solid showing last year at the Traverse City tournament, going 3-1 in the annual pre-pre-season show. According to the Post-Dispatch, about half of last-year’s team will be back again this year, with 12 guys making the return (sorry, Tage Thompson). Four of the team’s 2018 draft picks will also be on the roster.

The round-robin tournament will run September 7th-11th, with the usual suspects in attendance - the Blues will be squaring off against the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers. The Gordie Howe Division will be made up of the Blues, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, and Blue Jackets. Division winners will go on to participate in the championship game.

With players like Jordan Kyrou, Rob Thomas, and Klim Kostin, may be the team to beat.

From the Blues, here is the complete roster:

Forwards: Peter Abbandonato (84), Dominik Bokk (18), Erik Foley (52), Daylon Groulx (87), Tanner Kaspick (83), Klim Kostin (37), Jordan Kyrou (33), Mathias LaFerriere (59), Bobby MacIntyre (73), Adam Musil (54), Austin Poganski (53), Nolan Stevens (51), Jared Thomas (74), Robert Thomas (36), and Alexei Toropchenko (65).

Defense: Sean Allen (61), Trenton Bourque (63), Joel Lakusta (72), Niko Mikkola (77), David Noel (60), Mitch Reinke (39), Tyler Tucker (75) and Jake Walman (46).

Goalies: Evan Fitzpatrick (85), Joel Hofer (1)

All tournament games will be streamed live on the FoxSports Go app (log-in required, of course - you guys know how this thing works).