2023 Rookie Faceoff: Vegas Set to Host Showcase of NHL’s Top Prospects


With a packed schedule full of exciting matchups, hockey fans can mark their calendars for September 15-18 and prepare for a memorable weekend of hockey action in the entertainment capital of the world.

What is Rookie Faceoff?

The city of Las Vegas is gearing up to host the highly anticipated annual 2023 Rookie Faceoff, a four-day tournament showcasing the top prospects from six NHL teams. The event will take place from September 15 to 18 at City National Arena in Summerlin and The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.

The 2023 Rookie Faceoff will bring together the best prospects from the Vegas Golden Knights, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, and San Jose Sharks. These young talents are eager to make an impression and secure spots on their respective teams’ rosters for the upcoming NHL season.

The Schedule:

Photo Credit: Vegas Golden Knights

Friday, September 15:
Game 1 – Sharks vs. Kings, 1 p.m. PT, City National Arena
Game 2 – Coyotes vs. Avalanche, 3:30 p.m. PT, City National Arena
Game 3 – Ducks vs. Golden Knights, 7 p.m. PT, The Dollar Loan Center

Saturday, September 16:
Game 1 – Kings vs. Coyotes, 3:30 p.m. PT, City National Arena
Game 2 – Golden Knights vs. Sharks, 7 p.m. PT, The Dollar Loan Center

Sunday, September 17:
Game 1 – Avalanche vs. Ducks, 1 p.m. PT, City National Arena

Monday, September 18:
Game 1 – Coyotes vs. Sharks, 10 a.m. PT, City National Arena
Game 2 – Ducks vs. Kings, 12:30 p.m. PT, City National Arena
Game 3 – Avalanche vs. Golden Knights, 3 p.m. PT, City National Arena

Photo Credit: Ethan Miller

The 2023 Rookie Faceoff promises to be an electrifying event that brings together some of the NHL’s brightest prospects for a stunning showcase of talent and skill. The tournament offers hockey enthusiasts a unique opportunity to witness the future stars of the game before they hit the big stage in the NHL.

Sam Chacon

Sam Chacon is a Target Analyst serving the U.S. Air Force, and an aspiring writer for Inside the Rink covering the San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Norfolk Admirals

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