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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

55Ken ApplebyGoalie
60Evan CormierGoalie
70Mackenzie BlackwoodGoalie
8Will ButcherDefenseman
13Nico HischierForward
32Michael KaplaDefenseman
34Steven SantiniDefenseman
36Nick LappinForward
41Michael McLeodForward
42Nathan BastianForward
45Joshua JacobsDefenseman
46Blake SpeersForward
47John QuennevilleForward
48Yaroslav DyblenkoDefenseman
51Brandon GignacForward
52Brandon BaddockForward
53Jacob MacDonaldDefenseman
54Ryan KujawinskiForward
57Jan MandatForward
61Austin CangelosiForward
62Nikita PopugaevForward
63Jesper BrattForward
67Marian StudenicForward
68Colton WhiteDefenseman
71Colby SissonsDefenseman
73Jocktan ChaineyDefenseman
78Nicolas GuayDefenseman

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