Three things: On prospect tournament rosters, Magnus Paajarvi and Kraft Hockeyville done well

Of various levels of Red Wings-related note this evening:

  1. Six of the eight teams taking part in next week’s prospect tournament have already released their rosters for the tournament, and, as usual, The Left Wing Lock’s Sarah Lindenau is on top of the latest developments and top prospects representing each team. She’s posted rosters for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Dallas Stars also released their prospect tournament roster today.

2. This one comes via a Twitter heads-up from Winging It in Motown’s Kyle McIlmurray, and then Expressen’s Johan Svensson, a.k.a. Mr. Madhawk: Henrik Zetterberg’s former agent, Gunnar Svensson, is also the father of Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, and Gunnar Tweeted this today:

Translated into English, that’s, “My son Magnus has received some invitations from the Red Wings. Will these become concrete?”

Long Mr. Madhawk story short, Paajarvi is a 28-year-old free agent who was picked 10th overall in 2009 by the Edmonton Oilers. He’s played for the Oilers, Blues and Senators (last season), but he’s never panned out as a scorer at the NHL level, posting a career-high 34 points in 2010-2011.

He’s skating with the SHL’s Malmo Redhawks presently, and after posting 19 points in the NHL last season, he might earn a pro try-out with some team looking for a little depth. Whether that’s the Red Wings remains to be seen.

3. Finally, in tangentially-Red Wings-related news, Marquette’s TV 6 reports that every full-time figure skater and hockey player who participated in the Calumet Coliseum’s youth programs will get tickets to the Red Wings-St. Louis Blues preseason game scheduled for September 26th at the Kraft Hockeyville USA-winning Calumet Colosseum.

It’s good to know that the extremely limited tickets to the tiny venue’s preseason game are going to the right people.

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