Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blues bits: Blues announce Traverse City Tournament roster; Single-game tickets to go on sale Saturday.

By Andrew Allsman| Posted: August 21, 2013| Contact  |

The Blues have released their roster for the 2013 National Hockey League Prospects Tournament, which will be held in Traverse City, Michigan.

The tournament is held annually, and includes seven teams, besides the Blues, divided into two divisions. The Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, and Dallas Stars are in the Blues' division. The Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes make up the second division.

The tournament will begin for the Blues on Sept. 5 as they take on the Dallas Stars. The club will play Minnesota and Detroit as well in the tournament. Depending on the results, the Blues could also play in the tournament final, currently scheduled for Sept. 9.

Highlighting the Blues' tournament roster are forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie, defensemen Joel Edmundson and Jani Hakanapaa, and goaltender Jordan Binnington.

The Blues will be sending a total of 23 prospects to the tournament, including two of the club's four 2013 draft picks.

Left-winger William Carrier, who was signed to a three-year entry-level contract on Monday, and St. Louis native Zach Pochiro will be a part of the Blues' tournament squad.

Here is the Blues' full roster:


Ty Rattie

Dmitrij Jaskin

William Carrier

Zach Pochiro

Dane Fox

Yannick Veilleux

Samuel Henley

Ryan Tesink

Cody Beach

Sebastian Wannstrom

Jacob Doty

Gregory Betzold

Curtis Valk

Gabriel Slight


Jani Hakanapaa

Joel Edmundson

Nicholas Walters

Matthew Murphy

Martin Lefebvre

Reid Gow

Brenden Miller


Jordan Binnington

Francois Tremblay


Blues tickets on sale this Saturday

With just a little over a month remaining before the start of the 2013-14 season, the Blues are releasing ticket options for the new campaign.

The club has already placed full and half-season tickets, as well as 12-game packs on sale. Single-game tickets will be made available to the public on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Ford Box Office, which is located inside Scottrade Center. Tickets will also be made available via Ticketmaster outlets at that time.

According to the Blues, tickets for Oct. 3 (home opener against Nashville), Oct. 9 (against Chicago), Dec. 28 (against Chicago), and Apr. 13 (final home game of the regular season) will not be available for purchase on Saturday. Those games are currently available via full-season, half-season, or 12-game plans.

As they have done in years past, the Blues have divided home games into three categories: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Tickets for games in the Gold category are more expensive and include the Oct. 3 home opener against Nashville, when made available for purchase, as well as all games against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blues' schedule is a bit different this year, and fans will have a chance to see every team at Scottrade Center at least once this season. A good chunk of the Blues' 41 home games fall into the Silver category, which is cheaper than Gold, but more expensive than Bronze.