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NHL Rookie Tournament Returns to Bud Gardens

The 2015 NHL Rookie Tournament is coming back to Budweiser Gardens for a third straight year.

The weekend-long tournament will happen Friday Sept. 11 – Sunday Sept. 13 and feature the top prospects from four of the National Hockey League’s most popular franchises.

This year, Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospects will take on rookie teams from the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and rival Montreal Canadiens. It’s the first time the Canadiens will play at Budweiser Gardens since the venue opened.

Tickets for the 2015 Rookie Tournament go on sale Friday, April 24 at noon.

Full Tournament Schedule:

Friday, September 11, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game # 1 – Pittsburgh (black) vs. Montreal (red)

7:35 p.m.  Game #2 – Ottawa (white) vs. Toronto (white)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game #3 Pittsburgh (black) vs. Ottawa (white)

7:35 p.m.  Game #4 Toronto (blue) vs. Montreal (red)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game #5 Montreal (red) vs. Ottawa (white)

7:35 p.m.  Game #6 Toronto (white) vs. Pittsburgh (black)