Dallas Stars Prospects Prep for Traverse Tourney This Weekend

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Many Dallas Stars prospects will head to Traverse City, Michigan, this weekend to compete in the annual Traverse City Tournament, put on by the Detroit Red Wings. The small city in the tip of Michigan's lower peninsula has been a mainstay of the Dallas end of summer huiberaination activities for years. Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal and Idhao Steelheads coach Neil Graham will be among the coaching staff there. A gaggle of current and future Texas Stars are set to dot the roster, which will play one game a day round-robin starting tomorrow and culminating in a final game pitting the divisions against each other on Tuesday.

The NHL squads participating include Dallas, St Louis, Columbus, Minnesota, Chicago, the NY Rangers, Carolina, and the hosts, Detroit. The Stars kick things off tomorrow with a 3:30pm ET match against the Columbus prospect squad. The full schedule is here.

And here is the full roster for Dallas.

Texas Stars from 16-17 dot the roster, including Nick Caamano, Denis Gurianov, Gavin Bayreuther, Chris Martenet, Ondrej Vala and Landon Bow. Niklas Hansson even played a few games for Texas two years ago at the end of the season and will be with Texas this season. He's a top defensive prospect.

Upcoming AHL-only contracted Texas Stars on the roster include Sheldon Dries, Shane Hanna, Eric Sweetman, Max French, and Sam Laberge. Many of the Dallas Stars draft picks on the roster should be expected in Texas in the coming years, including Jason Robertson and John Nyberg. Roope Hintz is another name to watch. The Finnish winger hasn't been on the radar as much since he's played in the SHL for the past few years, but he will make his North American debut with the AHL Stars this season.