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REPORT: When’s 1st Time You’ll See Celebrini Play in Sharks Jersey? Rookie Faceoff Schedule Revealed

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The first time that you see Macklin Celebrini play in a San Jose Sharks jersey won’t be Oct. 10, the team’s regular season and home opener against the St. Louis Blues

The first time won’t be Sept. 22, the Sharks’ pre-season opener versus the Vegas Golden Knights, also at SAP Center.

The first time should be Sept. 13, when the Sharks open the Rookie Faceoff in Los Angeles against the Utah Hockey Club.

That’s according to John Hoven, who reports that the 2024 Rookie Faceoff will take place where the Los Angeles Kings practice, at Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, from Sept. 13 to 16.

The San Jose Sharks promised to bring a star-studded squad to LA, from 2024 first-overall pick Celebrini to 2023 fourth-overall pick Will Smith.

Sharks GM Mike Grier confirmed on Saturday that Celebrini should participate.

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Top prospects Sam Dickinson, Quentin Musty, Kasper Halttunen, and Filip Bystedt should also participate.

San Jose, Los Angeles, Utah, Vegas Golden Knights, Anaheim Ducks, and Colorado Avalanche will send most of their top prospects to the tourney, so there’s a good chance that you’ll also see 2024 Ducks’ third-overall Beckett Sennecke and 2024 Utah sixth-overall Tij Iginla.

Hoven was kind enough to share the entire San Jose Sharks’ schedule, exact times TBA:

  • San Jose will open on Friday, Sept. 13 versus Utah — not only should it be Celebrini’s first game in a Sharks uniform, it should be the first time that we see newly-established Utah in game action
  • The Sharks will get Saturday off, then battle the Ducks on Sunday, Sept. 15. Besides Sennecke, this could also be a first look at 2024 23rd-overall Stian Solberg and 2022 fifth-overall Cutter Gauthier.
  • Finally, San Jose squares off against Colorado on Monday, Sept. 16. Calum Ritchie, selected 27th in the 2023 Draft, right after Musty, should headline the Avs’ roster.
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Nimrod

Sharks Vs Ducks on the 15th should be a fun one. 2 stacked systems, & friends to rivals game Smith & Gauthier, Carlsson & Bystedt/Havlid.

Ryan

Didn’t Cutter already debut at the end of last season? Regardless, the ducks game should be a great measuring stick.

Ian

Yes he did

BrianJ

An odd photograph of Celebrini, (smiling, full of joy, looking at dancing puppies), it doesn’t look like him.

It looks like a young guy from Broadway preparing for the fancy hockey musical “The Fabulous Celebrini”. 😊

He doesn’t look like a five for fighting hockey player. Oh well.

Ty Comes

Dude, what

genadinik

We really need some news between now and September :)))

genadinik

Here is a potentially interesting topic: many teams are over the cap – do we take on anyone’s bad contracts to help them become cap-compliant?

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