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Red Wings Release 2016 Training Camp Roster and teams

Team Howe, Team Lindsay and Team Yzerman to Skate at Centre Ice Arena from Sept. 23-26

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today released their training camp roster, comprised of 62 players who will hit the ice on Friday, Sept. 23 at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., for four days of camp before returning to Detroit to begin preseason play on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

This season, the Red Wings will bring 36 forwards, 19 defensemen and seven goaltenders to Traverse City to participate in daily on-ice practices or situational scrimmages. An additional seven players will rejoin the team in Detroit at the conclusion of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, currently being held in Toronto. Following the team’s annual Red & White Game on Monday, Sept. 26, players will break camp in preparation for the preseason opener on Tuesday, Sept. 27 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena.

Tickets for all events are available online at Prices for practice sessions are $10 for standing-room only, $15 for reserved seating and $20 for the mezzanine. Tickets for the Training Camp Alumni & Celebrity Game and Red & White Game will start at $20 for standing-room only, $25 for reserved seating and $30 for the mezzanine. Select 2016 training camp merchandise will also be available for purchase. For additional information, please contact the Centre Ice Arena offices at (231) 933-7465.

A complete training camp schedule is available here.

Team Yzerman
Louis-Marc Aubry Mike Borkowski Mitch Callahan Colin Campbell
Dan Cleary Darren Helm Tomas Nosek Gustav Nyquist
Teemu Pulkkinen* Riley Sheahan Givani Smith Ben Street
Evgeni Svechnikov Eric Tangradi Henrik Zetterberg*
Conor Allen Dylan Coghlan Danny DeKeyser Niklas Kronwall*
Brian Lashoff Xavier Ouellet Robbie Russo Vili Saarijarvi*
Brendan Smith Ryan Sproul
Jared Coreau Cal Heeter Edward Pasquale

Team Howe
Andreas Athanasiou Tyler Bertuzzi Kyle Criscuolo Matthew Ford
Martin Frk Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco* Matt Lorito
Anthony Mantha Adam Marsh* Drew Miller Zach Nastasiuk
Steve Ott Dylan Sadowy Dominic Turgeon
Jonathan Ericsson Mike Green Joe Hicketts Filip Hronek
Nick Jensen Nathan Paetsch Dan Renouf Jordan Sambrook
Jimmy Howard Jake Paterson

Team Lindsay
Justin Brazeau Luke Coleman Jeff de Wit Alex Globke
Luke Kirwan Mathew Santos
Matthew Caito
Stephen Dhillon Connor Hicks

*injured players who may have limited on/off-ice sessions

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Two important things to note about these rosters:

  1. It’s weird to look a groupings of four forwards/defensemen, but trying to do it in the regular 3/2 setup makes it look like those are set lines, and they aren’t.
  2. I wouldn’t read anything into how players are split among teams. While it might make sense to try to get linemates together as soon as possible, the sheer number of missing top guys simply means they’re trying to spread out the experience.

Generally the way this works is that the teams will work together for a few days before the Red & White game separates them essentially into the two preseason scrimmage squads (hence the importance of spreading out the veterans). Team Lindsay is a little thinner than usual because of the World Cup, but once the scrimmage happens, a lot of the juniors kids will be heading back to their respective teams to start the CHL season. Final cuts are due the day before the start of the regular season.