Detroit The Detroit Red Wings today released the 2022 NHL Prospect tournament roster and complete tournament schedule for the event, which will take place Thursday, September 15 through Monday, September 19 at the Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. The team is made up of 24 final draft picks, free agent signings, and trials that will battle against potential teams from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Red Wings roster is marked with a pair of first-round picks from the 2021 NHL Entry Draft: defenseman Simon Edvinson (6th place) and goalkeeper Sebastian Kosa (15th place). Edvinsson scored 19 points (2-17-19) in 44 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League and led the league’s junior team with an average 19:46 time on the ice en route to the finalists for the SHL’s Rookie of the Year Award. . The 19-year-old Blueliner also helped Sweden’s team to a bronze medal at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships, averaging 22:27 times on the ice and scoring two points (1-1-2) in six games for Sweden. Koussa reached the Goaltender of the Western Hockey League final last season with a record 33-9-3, 2.28 goals-to-average and 0.913 save percentage for the Edmonton Oil Kings. In all, Cossa has a record 71-16-7 with a 2.12 goal-to-average and 0.921 savings percentage across three seasons for the oil kings. The 19-year-old also appeared in one match to help Team Canada take the gold at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Another notable figure in the list is the left wing Elmer Soderblum (159th overall, 2019), who was 6-foot-8, 249 pounds captained SHL’s Frolonda with 21 goals in his first full season with the club and scored 33 points (21-12-33) to lead all under-21 skaters SHL; center Cross Hanas (55th place, 2020), who averaged more than one point per game to the WHL’s Portland Winterhawk’s 86 points (26-60-86) in 63 games; defenseman Donovan Sebrango (63rd place, 2020), who already skated in 96 games with Grand Rapids when he was 20 and helped Team Canada win gold as a substitute captain at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships; and blueliner Albert Johansson (60th overall, 2019), who scored a career high of 25 points (5-20-25) in 52 regular season games and slumped in eight (2-6-8) in 19 post-season appearances to help Vargstad win The 2022 SHL Championship.
Fourteen of the 24 players on the list are from previous Red Wings picks, with first-round picks plus second-round picks, three third-round picks, two fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks, two sixth-round picks and a seventh-round pick . The drafted prospects range in ages from two 18-year-olds (Andrew Oak and Nias Mathurin) to 25-year-old Drew and Ward.
Over the course of the tournament’s history, 728 players have gone on to play in at least one NHL game, including 19 players who played for the Red Wings in 2021-22: Tyler BertozziKyle Criscolo Ruby Fabri (St. Louis), Taro Hirose, Philip HornkAnd the Dylan LarkinAnd the Gustav LindstromAnd the Alex Ndeljkovic (Carolina), Chase Pearson, Michael RasmussenAnd the Lucas RaymondDaniel Renov Moritz CiderJamil Smith (Dallas), jeffany smithMark Stahl (New York Rangers), Joe Filino, Jake Wollman (St. Louis) and Philip Zadina.
2022 Detroit Red Wings NHL Prospect Tournament Roster
|3||Simon Edvinson||Dr||Frolunda (SHL)||2021 Round 1 (6th overall)|
|20||Albert Johansson||Dr||Farjstad (SHL)||2019 Round Two (60 total)|
|31||Andrew Oak||J||Saginaw (OHL)||Free agent invited|
|33||Sebastian Cosa||J||Edmonton (WHL)||2021 First round (15th overall)|
|44||Donovan Sebrango||Dr||Grand Rapids (AHL)||2020 Round Three (63 total)|
|49||Seth Barton||Dr||Grand Rapids (AHL)||2018 third round (81 total)|
|51||Emile Ferro||Dr||TPS (SM-Liiga)||2020 Round Three (70 total)|
|56||Pasquale Zito||c||Windsor Airport (OHL)||2021 Sixth round (166 total)|
|58||Riley Percy||LW||Flint (OHL)||Free agent invited|
|60||Jean Bednar||J||Acadian Bathurst (QMJHL)||2020 Fourth Round (107 total)|
|61||Jake Operte||c||Mississauga Airport (OHL)||Free agent invited|
|62||Drew and Ward||c||Western Michigan (NCHC)||Signed by Griffins on 3/30/22|
|72||Trenton Place||LW||Michigan Tech (CCHA)||Signed by Griffins on 3/30/22|
|74||Hanas crossing||RW||Portland Airport (WHL)||2020 Round Two (55 total)|
|77||Oscar Blandowski||Dr||Charlottetown (QMJHL)||2021 Round 5 (155 total)|
|78||Amadeus Lombardi||c||Flint (OHL)||2022 Round 4 (113 overall)|
|79||Kirill Tyutayev||LW||Grand Rapids (AHL)||2019 seventh round (190 total)|
|83||Marcus Limbar Lantz||c||Orebro (Soi-Junior)||Free agent call|
|84||Julian Antill||LW||Sherbrooke (QMJHL)||Free agent invited|
|85||Elmer Soderblum||LW||Frolunda (SHL)||2019 Round Six (ranked 159)|
|86||Evan Evan||c||Cape Breton Airport (QMJHL)||Free agent invited|
|87||Jacob Mathew||c||Rimouski (QMJHL)||Free agent invited|
|94||Mitchell Martin||LW||Kitchener (OHL)||Free agent invited|
|95||Tanias Mathurin||Dr||North Bay (OHL)||2022 Fifth round (137 total)|
The participating teams will play either three or four matches, with the Red Wings facing the Blue Jackets on Friday, September 16 at 3:00 pm, The Stars on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00 pm and Maple Leafs on Monday, September 19, at 11: 00 a.m. Due to the unbalanced schedule of 2022, the Matthew West Memorial Cup will not be awarded this season. The Championship Trophy was renamed in 2015 in honor of Wuest, known for his work on CapGeek.com as well as for his exclusive coverage and statistical archiving of the NHL Prospect Championship on RedWingsCentral.com, going back to the inaugural tournament in 1998 before undergoing a two-year battle with cancer in 2015.
2022 NHL PROSPECT schedule
|Thursday 15 September||Homepage||visitor||RINK|
|3 o’clock||Columbus||against.||Saint Louis||colorful|
|Friday, September 16||Homepage||visitor||RINK|
|6:30 pm||Toronto||against.||Saint Louis||colorful|
|Saturday 17th September||Homepage||visitor||RINK|
|Sunday 18 September||Homepage||visitor||RINK|
|11:00 am||Saint Louis||against.||Dallas||colorful|
|Monday 19 September||Homepage||visitor||RINK|
* Please note that the schedule and participating teams are subject to change.
Tickets: Tickets for all NHL Prospect Championship games are now available online at www.centreice.com/drwtickets They will also be sold out on a first-come-first-served basis at the entrance to the arena on the day of each event. Please visit https://www.centreice.org For the latest details, or to purchase tickets for the Red Wings main training camp (September 22-26).
Broadcasting: All Red Wings matches for NHL Prospect 2022 will be broadcast live Detroiterwings.com And on social media platforms Red Wings (Facebook, Youtube). Each Red Wings game will feature game coverage commentary provided by Ken Kal, Art Regner, Daniella Bruce and Carley Johnston.
Each Red Wings game will feature game coverage commentary provided by Ken Kal, Art Regner, Daniella Bruce and Carley Johnston.