Four veteran invites included on Blackhawks 2017 Training Camp roster

We’re getting closer.

The Chicago Blackhawks will open their 2017 training camp on Friday and, on Monday morning, they released the full roster of players who will be auditioning for roster spots later this month.

Fifty-seven names are on the roster, including a few surprises. Along with defenseman Cody Franson, who signed a professional tryout contract with the Hawks last week, three other veterans have been added to the training camp roster on similar tryout deals: forwards Drew Miller and John Mitchell and defenseman Mark Stuart.

Miller, 33, spent the last eight seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, appearing in 55 games while scoring five goals and two assists in the 2016-17 season. Stuart, 33, comes to Chicago after spending his last six seasons with the Winnipeg Jets. A veteran of 13 seasons, Stuart had two goals and two assists while averaging 12:27 of ice time in his 42 games with the 2016-17 Jets. Mitchell, 32, was in Colorado last year for his fifth season with the Avalanche, playing in 65 games with three points and four assists.

Here’s a breakdown of the roster by position:

Forwards (32)

Artem Anisimov, Kyle Baun, Radovan Bondra, Lance Bouma, Laurent Dauphin, Alex DeBrincat, Alexandre Fortin, Ryan Hartman, John Hayden, Matthew Highmore, Vinnie Hinostroza, Marian Hossa, Matheson Iacopelli, Thomas Jurco, Luke Johnson, David Kampf, Patrick Kane, Tanner Kero, Graham Knott, Anthony Louis, Drew Miller, John Mitchell, Nathan Noel, Richard Panik, Will Pelletier, Brandon Saad, Nick Schmaltz, Patrick Sharp, Tyler Sikura, Jonathan Toews, Jordin Tootoo, Tommy Wingels.

(Marian Hossa’s presence on the roster is just a procedural matter. He is still not expected to play this season.)

Defensemen (19)

Carl Dahlstrom, Gustav Forsling, Cody Franson, Erik Gustaffson, Henri Jokiharju, Duncan Keith, Michal Kempny, Connor Murphy, Robin Norrell, Jordan Oesterle, Ville Pokka, Robin Press, Darren Raddysh, Michal Rozsival, Jan Rutta, Brent Seabrook, Mark Stuart, Luc Snuggerud, Viktor Svedberg

Goalies (6)

Jean-Francois Berube, Corey Crawford, Collin Delia, Jeff Glass, Anton Forsberg, Matt Tomkins

Training camp opens on Friday at the United Center at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, September. 19, the Hawks will head to Columbus for their first preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. From September 24-September 28, training camp will shift to Notre Dame before returning to the United Center on Friday, September 29 and concluding on Wednesday, October 4.