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Michigan names to watch in the 2018 NHL Prospect Tournament

By @StefanKubus –

The 2018 NHL Prospect Tournament begins Friday afternoon at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, kicking off with a tilt between the St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes.

The Detroit Red Wings’ roster can be found here. Filip Zadina, Michael Rasmussen, Joe Veleno and Dennis Cholowski are four of Detroit’s most recent first-round picks on the roster. Additionally, West Bloomfield native and 2018 third-round pick Alec Regula is set for his first tournament.

Here’s a list of the Michigan names to keep an eye on throughout the weekend from the other seven competing teams:


Carolina Hurricanes

Andrei Svechnikov (Muskegon Lumberjacks alum)

Theo Calvas (Bloomfield Hills)

Mitch Eliot (Grosse Pointe)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Garret Cockerill (Brighton)

Chicago Blackhawks


Dallas Stars

Tony Calederone (Trenton; University of Michigan alum)

Joel L’Esperance (Brighton; Michigan Tech alum)

Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)

Jason Robertson (Northville)

Ben Gleason (Ortonville)

Minnesota Wild

Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)

Louie Belpedio (USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program alum)

Ivan Lodnia (Novi)

Jordan Greenway (U.S. NTDP alum)

New York Rangers

Sean Day (Rochester)

St. Louis Blues

Mitch Reinke (Michigan Tech alum)


If you can’t make it up to Traverse City for the action in person, FOX Sports Detroit will be streaming the games online.

MiHockey Staff

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