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The New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday the roster they will be sending to the 2017 Prospects Challenge taking place at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York from September 8 through September 11.

During the Prospects Challenge, key prospects from the Devils, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres will battle each other, in a round-robin tournament. The Devils will be sending 27 young stars, three goalies, nine defenders and 15 forwards, as the coaches and management follow their development.

Highlighting the roster for New Jersey will be 2017 number one overall draft pick, center Nico Hischier, 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner, defenseman Will Butcher, as well as their 2016 first round pick Michael McLeod and 2014 first rounder, John Quenneville.

Five of the players shuffling off to Buffalo for the tournament, saw some time in Newark, New Jersey this past season. Those players include; forwards Quenneville, Blake Speers and Nick Lappin, and blueliners, Steven Santini and Michael Kapla.

The Devils will play their contests on Friday, September 8 at 7:30 PM against the young stars from the Sabres, then on Saturday September 9 they will faceoff against the Penguins prospects at 3:30 in the afternoon with their final contest against the Bruins on Monday September 11 at noon.

Here is the full roster for the 27 prospects representing the Devils in Western New York this coming weekend.

Devils 2017 Prospects Challenge Roster

Number Player Position
55 Ken Appleby Goalie
60 Evan Cormier Goalie
70 Mackenzie Blackwood Goalie
8 Will Butcher Defenseman
13 Nico Hischier Forward
32 Michael Kapla Defenseman
34 Steven Santini Defenseman
36 Nick Lappin Forward
41 Michael McLeod Forward
42 Nathan Bastian Forward
45 Joshua Jacobs Defenseman
46 Blake Speers Forward
47 John Quenneville Forward
48 Yaroslav Dyblenko Defenseman
51 Brandon Gignac Forward
52 Brandon Baddock Forward
53 Jacob MacDonald Defenseman
54 Ryan Kujawinski Forward
57 Jan Mandat Forward
61 Austin Cangelosi Forward
62 Nikita Popugaev Forward
63 Jesper Bratt Forward
67 Marian Studenic Forward
68 Colton White Defenseman
71 Colby Sissons Defenseman
73 Jocktan Chainey Defenseman
78 Nicolas Guay Defenseman

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