Dallas Stars Announce Traverse City Tournament Roster

The Dallas Stars today announced their roster for the annual Traverse City Prospect tournament that takes place just prior to the start of NHL training camps around the league. Highlighting this years roster is newly drafted defensive giant Jamieson Oleksiak, netminder Jack Campbell and forward Scott Glennie, who will be attending his last prospect tournament.

Forwards: Matt Carter, Oliver D'Aoust, Matt Fraser, Scott Glennie, Cole Grbavac, Tristan King, Nick Layton, Scott Oke, Brett Ritchie, Ondrej Roman, Stephen Schultz, Matej Stransky, and Matt Tassone

Defense: Jace Coyle, Curtis Crombeen, Brenden Dillon, Hubert Labrie, Jamie Oleksiak, Alex Theriau, Troy Vance

Goaltenders: Jack Campbell & Tyler Beskorowany

The name recognition this year is probably more on the defensive side. Between Brenden Dillon, Troy Vance and Jamie Oleksiak you have the makings of what many Stars fans hope will be a big, strong NHL blue line a few years down the road.

Scott Glennie is among the few marquee names on the forward list along with Ondrej Roman and 2011 draft pick Brett Ritchie, who we hope will apply his power forward game effectively and have a good showing. Matt Fraser is also one to keep an eye on along with Matt Tassone.

Before you ask, no, this tournament is not usually televised or broadcast on the web anywhere.

Games will begin on Saturday, September 10th, after you attend the Dallas Stars ice breaker event at the Galleria earlier that morning. It's the date we have circled on our calendars as the first real return to hockey activities.

Just 44 days.

Full release after the jump...

DALLAS STARS TO PARTICIPATE IN NHL PROSPECTS TOURNAMENT
Twenty-Two of Club's Top Rookies and Prospects to Skate in Traverse City, Michigan from Sept. 10-14

Frisco, Tex. - The Dallas Stars will be one of eight NHL clubs to participate in the annual NHL Prospects Tournament and rookie camp at the Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan, from Sept. 10-14.

The tournament runs from Saturday, Sept. 10 through Wednesday, Sept. 14. In addition to the Stars, the tournament features rookie squads from the Buffalo Sabres , Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets , Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues. Practice sessions and tournament games will be held on the Center Ice Arena's two sheets of ice - David's Rink and Huntington Rink.

Dallas' squad for this tournament features 22 players, including 10 who were selected by the club via NHL Entry Draft. The Stars roster is highlighted by Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas' first-round selection (14th overall) at this year's Draft; goaltender Jack Campbell, who won the best goalkeeper award at this year's World Junior Championships, posting a 4-1-1 record with a 1.70 goals against average (GAA) and a .941 save percentage (SV%); forward Scott Glennie, Dallas' 2009 first-round pick (eighth overall); and former Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Brenden Dillon. The Stars won the tournament in 2008, which featured a strong performance by Jamie Benn (five goals).

The Stars rookies will be coached in Traverse City by Jeff Pyle, recently named head coach of the AHL Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate. Jeff Truitt, Texas Stars assistant coach, will also be on Dallas' rookie camp coaching staff. Dallas General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk will be in attendance for the tournament along with Director of Scouting & Player Development Les Jackson and the club's scouting staff.

Dallas' schedule for the Traverse City tournament is as follows (all times Central):
Date Event Time (Rink)
Saturday, Sept. 10 Practice 9:30 a.m. (Huntington Rink)
vs. Carolina Hurricanes 4:00 p.m. (Huntington Rink)
Sunday, Sept. 11 Practice 10:00 a.m. (David's Rink)
vs. NY Rangers 6:00 p.m. (David's Rink)
Monday, Sept. 12 Practice 1:45 p.m. (Huntington Rink)
Tuesday, Sept. 13 Practice 8:30 a.m. (David's Rink)
vs. St. Louis Blues 3:00 p.m. (David's Rink)
Wednesday, Sept. 14 Seventh-Place Game 3:00 p.m. (David's Rink)
Fifth-Place Game 3:30 p.m. (Huntington Rink)
Third-Place Game 6:30 p.m. (David's Rink)
Championship Game 7:00 p.m. (Huntington Rink)

Here's the roster:

DALLAS STARS - 2011 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT ROSTER (22)
FORWARDS (13)
NO. PLAYER HT WT D.O.B BIRTHPLACE SH 2010-11 TEAM GP G-A-P PGP G-A-P
12 Matt Carter 6-1 224 8/20/87 Missisauga, ON L P.E.I. (AUS) 28 20-24-44 2 0-0-0
47 Oliver D'Aoust 6-2 202 11/24/92 Lorraine, PQ - Moncton (QMJHL) 49 5-7-12 - -
25 Matt Fraser 6-2 207 5/20/90 Red Deer, AB L Kootenay (WHL) 66 36-38-74 19 17-10-27
15 Scott Glennie 6-1 188 2/22/91 Winnipeg, MB R Brandon (WHL) 70 35-56-91 6 3-7-10
Texas (AHL) 4 0-0-0 6 1-0-1
57 Cole Grbavac 6-2 190 7/20/91 Calgary, AB R Medicine Hat (WHL) 67 13-15-28 13 10-7-14
60 Tristan King 6-0 190 11/9/90 Elk River, MN R Idaho (ECHL) 24 3-10-13 6 2-1-3
Texas (AHL) 11 2-2-4 - -
NA Nick Layton 6-2 190 12/9/88 Wheaton Settlement, NB R Bossier (CHL) 20 7-10-17 20 7-10-17
50 Scott Oke 6-3 190 3/16/93 St. Lamebert, PQ L St. John (QMJHL) 54 5-5-10 18 1-5-6
46 Brett Ritchie 6-3 190 7/1/93 Orangeville, ON R Sarnia (OHL) 49 21-20-41 - -
45 Ondrej Roman 5-11 185 2/8/89 Ostrava-Poruba, CZE L Texas (AHL) 72 8-14-22 2 0-1-1
64 Stephen Schultz 5-11 183 12/7/87 Westbury, NY R Texas(AHL) 5 0-0-0 - -
Col. College (NCAA) 43 17-28-45 - -
68 Matej Stransky 6-2 190 7/11/93 Vitkovice, CZE R Saskatoon (WHL) 71 14-12-26 10 3-6-9
70 Matt Tassone 6-2 200 9/28/89 St. Alberta, ALT L Idaho (ECHL) 32 7-3-10 - -

DEFENSEMEN (7)
NO. PLAYER HT WT D.O.B BIRTHPLACE SH 2010-11 TEAM GP G-A-P PGP G-A-P
24 Jace Coyle 5-11 180 5/24/90 Cranbrook , B.C. R Medicine Hat (WHL) 49 6-22-28 15 3-12-15
61 Curtis Crombeen 5-10 162 2/12/93 Sarnia, ON R Owen (OHL) 7 0-0-0 - -
Plymouth (OHL) 13 0-3-3 11 0-0-0
4 Brenden Dillon 6-2 200 11/13/90 Surrey, B.C. L Seattle (WHL) 72 8-51-59 - -
Texas (AHL) 10 0-0-0 6 0-2-2
54 Hubert Labrie 5-11 190 7/12/91 Victoriaville, QC L Gatineau (QMJHL) 9 3-4-7 24 4-8-12
43 Jamie Oleksiak 6-7 240 12/21/92 Toronto, ON L Northeastern (NCAA) 38 4-9-13 - -
49 Alex Theriau 6-2 189 2/14/92 Duncan, B.C. R Everret (WHL) 37 0-7-7 - -
Medicine Hat (WHL) 15 1-8-9 14 1-5-6
42 Troy Vance 6-5 203 8/2/93 Goshen, NY R Victoriaville (QMJHL) 23 1-3-4 9 1-3-4

GOALTENDERS (2)
NO. PLAYER HT WT D.O.B BIRTHPLACE CA 2010-11 TEAM GP SV% GAA SO
34 Tyler Beskorowany 6-4 208 4/25/90 Sudbury, ON L Texas (AHL) 18 .921 2.58 1
Idaho (ECHL) 20 .928 2.35 1
1 Jack Campbell 6-3 175 1/9/92 Port Huron, MI L Windsor (OHL) 45 .884 3.80 0

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