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NHL Players in Town to Benefit Defending the Blue Line & Youth Hockey

Want one more chance to say good bye? Come out to Cottage Grove tomorrow tonight.
Want one more chance to say good bye? Come out to Cottage Grove tomorrow tonight.

Several NHL players are in town to help with a charity game being played in Cottage Grove, Minnesota tomorrow tonight at 7PM. The event is set to benefit Hastings & Cottage Grove youth hockey associations, as well as Defending the Blue Line. This isn't your average charity game, however, as the players will also sign autographs before the game, and signed game jerseys will be auctioned off.

If you have the time, tickets are available at the door for $35, and all ages are welcome. Hope to see you there. If you want more information, click HERE. The game is to be held at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, located at 8020 80th Street South in Cottage Grove. 

After the jump, a full list of players scheduled to appear.


  • T.J. OshieSt. Louis Blues
  • Jeff Taffe - Hastings, MN - Minnesota Wild / Houston Aeros
  • Dan Sexton - Apple Valley, MN - Anaheim Ducks / Syracuse Crunch
  • Brent BurnsSan Jose Sharks
  • Blake Wheeler - Robbinsdale, MN - Winnipeg Jets
  • Taylor ChorneyEdmonton Oilers / OKC Barons
  • Alex Goligoski - Grand Rapids, MN - Dallas Stars
  • Nick Leddy - Eden Prairie, MN - Chicago Blackhawks
  • Jay Barriball - Burnsville, MN -  St. Louis Blues / Peoria Rivermen
  • Jordan Schroeder - Prior Lake, MN - Vancouver Canucks / Manitoba Moose (St. John's)
  • Erik Johnson - Bloomington, MN - Colorado Avalanche
  • Phil Housley - St. Paul, MN -  former Buffalo Sabre
  • Jake Taylor - Rochester, MN -  Edmonton Oilers / OKC Barons
  • Chris Porter - St. Louis Blues 
  • David Backes - Blaine, MN -  St. Louis Blues
  • Chay Genoway, Minnesota Wild / Houston Aeros
  • John Curry - Sharewood, MN - Pittsburgh Penguins / Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penquins
  • Shane Hudella, Defending the Blue Line


  • Derek Stepan - Hastings, MN -  New York Rangers
  • Kyle Okposo - St. Paul, MN - New York Islanders
  • Paul Martin - Minneapolis, MN - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jordan Leopold - Golden Valley, MN - Buffalo Sabres
  • Matt Hendricks - Blaine, MN - Washington Capitals
  • Jake Gardiner - Deephaven, MN - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Ryan McDonagh - St. Paul, MN - New York Rangers
  • Ryan Carter - White Bear Lake, MN - Florida Panthers
  • Jamie McBain - Edina, MN - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Ryan Duncan, Slatzburgh Red Bulls
  • Aaron Fox - Hastings, MN - Medzecsak Zagreb
  • Toney Mosey - Prior Lake, MN - Florida Everblades
  • David Fischer - Apple Valley, MN - Florida Everblades
  • Michael Gergen - Hastings, MN - Bakersfield Condors
  • Zach Parise - Minneapolis, MN - New Jersey Devils
  • Ryan Potulny - Grand Forks, ND - Washington Capitals
  • Aaron Crandell - Lakeville, MN - UMD Bulldogs
  • Joe Howe - Plymouth, MN - Colorado College Tigers

*** Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres will also play, as a late addition to the roster.