Traverse City Tournament Update: Columbus Blue Jackets Roster

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About two weeks ago, in mid August, I wrote about the annual Traverse City Tournament and the Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects Competing. Since the tournament is beginning on the 5th of September, the Blue Jackets have assembled a roster and will make the trip North to Traverse City on September 4th. The roster was released yesterday for the team via BlueJackets.NHL.com.

As mentioned in my previous post about the tournament, the Blue Jackets will open up play next Thursday, September 5th, against the Buffalo Sabres, the most recent champions (2011). The Carolina Hurricanes are the opponent for the 6th, a break in the schedule with only a practice in the early morning on the 7th, and then on the last day of divisional play, Sunday the 8th, the New York Rangers prospects. Then the Blue Jackets will play a team from the other division on the 9th to end the tournament.

Here is a reminder of the breakdown of the divisions and how play is set up for the tournament…

The 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament format divides the eight-team field into two separate four-team divisions. The Gordie Howe Division will feature Detroit, Dallas, Minnesota and St. Louis. The Ted Lindsay Division will be comprised of Buffalo, Carolina, Columbus and New York. Teams will play a round-robin format by facing-off against each team within their division before a crossover on the final day of the tournament that concludes with the Howe and Lindsay division winners battling in the championship game on Monday, September 9

[RedWings.NHL.com]

Here is a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets roster for the tournament, broken down into forwards, defensemen, and goalies/coaches…

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