How To Watch 2023 NHL Prospect Tournaments: Schedules, Players To Watch

How To Watch 2023 NHL Prospect Tournaments: Schedules, Players To Watch

Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson and many more will be in action this week at NHL rookie tournaments. FloHockey tells you where to find them.

Sep 14, 2023 by Chris Peters

One of the most fun weeks in the NHL preseason is actually the first one, at least if you're interested in getting a glimpse of the future of the league. The NHL rookie tournaments are about to get underway across the United States and Canada, with dozens of the league's teams participating in competitive games that offer a prelude to their main training camps.

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This year's crop of top prospects includes the highly-anticipated debut of No. 1 pick Connor Bedard for the Chicago Blackhawks, while we'll also be getting our first glimpses of Leo Carlsson and Adam Fantilli in Anaheim Ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets uniforms, respectively. On top of the high-profile recent draftees, many NHL teams will be putting a number of older prospects through their paces to see how close they might be to making the jump to the NHL roster.

Rookie tournaments rarely end up as a credible referendum on where a player stands, but it's an introduction to the 2023-24 season and a fun one at that. The games are competitive, often physical and there's a real effort on behalf of the players to stand out and make their cases to NHL brass. Every team will have their GMs and executives as well as large swaths of their scouting and coaching staffs on hand to make their early evaluations.

If you want to follow along, many teams will be providing free streams for their games either via their team website or YouTube channels. FloHockey put together a handy watch guide including schedules for each showcase, as well as which notable prospects are expected to be on hand for the events. 

Note: Some specific team streaming information was not yet available at the time of publishing. Updates will be provided here as soon as that information becomes available. 

Prospects Tournament - Traverse City, Mich.


Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

Schedule (All Times ET)

Sept. 14: Columbus vs. Toronto, 3:30 p.m.; Detroit vs. Dallas, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15: Dallas vs. Toronto, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16: Detroit vs. Columbus, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Columbus vs. Dallas, 11 a.m.; Toronto vs. Detroit, 2 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 Traverse City Prospects Tournament

Red Wings YouTube | Columbus Blue Jackets | Maple Leafs YouTube | Dallas Stars N/A

Notable Prospects

Adam Fantilli (CBJ), David Jiricek (CBJ), Logan Stankoven (DAL), Sebastian Cossa (DET), Matthew Knies (TOR), Easton Cowan (TOR), Marco Kasper (DET), Nate Danielson (DET), Lian Bichsel (DAL), Denton Mateychuk (CBJ), Corson Ceulemans (CBJ)

Prospects Challenge - Buffalo, N.Y.


Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins


Sept. 15: Ottawa vs. New Jersey, noon; Pittsburgh vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.;
Buffalo vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh, noon; Boston vs. Montreal, 3:30 p.m.;
Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Sept. 18: New Jersey vs. Boston, 10 a.m.; Montreal vs. Ottawa, 1:30 p.m.;
Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 Buffalo Prospects Challenge

Buffalo Sabres YouTube | Ottawa Senators Stream | New Jersey Devils Stream | Boston Bruins Stream | Pittsburgh Penguins Stream | Montreal Canadiens YouTube

Notable Prospects

Simon Nemec (NJD),  David Reinbacher (MTL), Zach Benson (BUF), Fabian Lysell (BOS), John Beecher (BOS), Owen Beck (MTL), Sean Farrell (MTL), Ryan Johnson (BUF), Jiri Kulich (BUF), Matt Savoie (BUF).

Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase - St. Paul, Minn.


Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues

Schedule (All Times CT)

Sept. 15: Minnesota vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: Chicago vs. St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Sept. 17: Minnesota vs. Chicago, 3 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase

Minnesota Wild YouTube Channel  | Chicago Blackhawks YouTube

Notable Prospects

Connor Bedard (CHI), Kevin Korchinski (CHI), Jesper Wallstedt (MIN), Carson Lambos (MIN), Zach Dean (STL), Zachary Bolduc (STL)

NHL Rookie Faceoff - Las Vegas, Nev.


Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights

Schedule (All Times PT)

Sept. 15: San Jose vs. Los Angeles, 1 p.m.; Arizona vs. Colorado, 3:30 p.m. ET; Anaheim vs. Vegas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: Los Angeles vs. Arizona, 3:30 p.m.; Vegas vs. San Jose, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17: Colorado vs. Anaheim, 1 p.m.

Sept. 18: Arizona vs. San Jose, 10 a.m.; Anaheim vs. Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m.; Colorado vs. Vegas, 3 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 NHL Rookie Faceoff

Los Angeles Kings Stream | Anaheim Ducks Stream | Vegas Golden Knights | Arizona Coyotes | Colorado Avalanche | San Jose Sharks

Notable Prospects

Leo Carlsson (ANA), Logan Cooley (ARI), Pavel Mintyukov (ANA), Olen Zellweger (ANA), Dylan Guenther (ARI), Brendan Brisson (VGK), Erik Portillo (LAK), Francesco Pinelli (LAK), William Eklund (SJS), Shakir Mukhamadullin (SJS), Thomas Bordeleau (SJS), Oskar Olausson (COL)

Young Stars Classic - Penticton, B.C.

Teams: Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets

Schedule (All Times PT)

Sept. 15: Winnipeg vs. Edmonton, 4 p.m.; Calgary vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16: Calgary vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Vancouver vs. Winnipeg, 2 p.m.

Sept. 18: Winnipeg vs. Calgary, 11 a.m.; Vancouver vs. Edmonton, 2:30 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 Penticton Young Stars Classic

CalgaryFlames.com | Oilers Plus | Canucks YouTube | Jets YouTube Channel

Notable Prospects

Matt Coronato (CGY), Samuel Honzek (CGY), Aatu Raty (VAN), Xavier Bourgault (EDM), Brad Lambert (WPG), Chaz Lucius (WPG)

Southeast Rookie Showcase - Estero, Fla.


Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning

Schedule (All Times ET)

Sept. 15: Tampa Bay vs. Nashville, 4 p.m.; Carolina vs. Florida, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: Carolina vs. Tampa Bay, 3 p.m.; Nashville vs. Florida, 6 p.m. 

Sept. 18: Nashville vs. Carolina, 10 a.m.; Tampa Bay vs. Florida, 1 p.m.

How To Watch The 2023 Southeast Rookie Showcase

Tampa Bay Lightning Stream | Florida Panthers | Hurricanes TBA | Predators TBA

Notable Prospects

Yaroslav Askarov (NSH), Joakim Kemell (NSH), Fedor Svechkov (NSH), Mackie Samoskevich (FLA), Hugo Alnefelt (TBL), Yaniv Perets (CAR), Ryan Suzuki (CAR)

Rangers vs. Flyers Rookie Games - Allentown, Pa.


New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers

Schedule (All Times ET)

Sept. 15: New York vs. Philadelphia (Allentown, Pa.), 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: New York vs. Philadelphia (Allentown, Pa.), 5 p.m.

How To Watch The Rangers vs. Flyers Prospect Games

Philadelphia Flyers Stream

Notable Prospects

Brennan Othmann (NYR), Matthew Robertson (NYR), Tyson Foerster (PHI), Bobby Brink (PHI), Oliver Bonk (PHI)