It’s finally upon us, the unofficial start to the 2023-24 season. The annual Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament kicks off today in Traverse City, Michigan, traditionally a week before training camp opens. Every year, a group of Blue Jackets prospects travel north to take on prospects of other NHL teams – this years participants also include the Stars, Maple Leafs, and the hosting Red Wings. The Jackets have won the tournament five times and will certainly be the favorites this year. Why? Because the Columbus prospect team is loaded.
The roster is highlighted by several high end prospects and possible NHL players Fantilli, Voronkov, Dumais, Jiricek, Mateychuk, and Svozil.