The Sabres today announced their roster for the Traverse City Prospects Tourney that will take place September 10-14 in Traverse City, Michigan. The Sabres will pit their group of hopefuls against sqauds representing the Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.
The 25-man roster, which includes 20 former draft picks, is comprised mainly of CHL and AHL hopefuls. Players competing in the NCAA ranks will not participate as NHL training camps occur during fall semester (and the fact that the players would have to pay their own way to avoid violation of NCAA rules).
The Sabres will be bringing a full boat of 15 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goalies. There aren't many surprises on the list (other than the omission of Colin Jacobs, who was suffered an undisclosed injury at d-camp).
The Sabres will continue their looks at three free agents who skated in Development Camp this past July (Beyers, Parker, Varone), while former Yale goaltender Ryan Rondeau rounds out the list of unattached properties skating in blue and gold. As of now, Jonathan Parker is the only known invite to Rochester's training camp. He along with Varone will be age eligible to skate in the AHL this season while Beyers is still a year away.