NHL Releases Combine Fitness Testing Schedule

We finally know which prospects will attend the NHL Combine in Buffalo this week.

The NHL on Monday released their schedule for Saturday’s fitness testing in Buffalo. All told, 103 of the top prospects have a scheduled time on Saturday. Groups will go out 12 at a time onto the floor of Harbor Center to show their various levels of fitness. You’ll see everything from pull-ups, the long jump, agility testing, bench press and the infamous VO2 Max Bike Test.

Here is the complete schedule of prospects and times, starting at 7:30 in the morning and going until 4:00 P.M. A link on a player’s name takes you to The Hockey Writers draft profile of that player.

Top prospect Miro Heiskanen is among the first to do the testing this year. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

7:30 A.M.

8:30 A.M.

Nico Hischier will go at 9:30 A.M. (Katie Whitty Photography/Flickr)

9:30 A.M.

10:30 A.M.

Windsor Spitfires, Gabriel Vilardi, 2017 NHL Draft
Memorial Cup champion Gabriel Vilardi goes at 11:30 A.M (Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.)

11:30 A.M.

1:00 P.M.

Owen Tippett, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL, 2017 NHL Draft
Owen Tippett goes at 2:00 P.M. (Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.)

2:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.

Timothy Liljegren will be among the last to go at 4:00 P.M. (courtesy Rogle BK)

4:00 P.M.

Stay tuned to the Hockey Writers all Combine Saturday long. We will bring you full coverage of the fitness testing, including interviews with the prospects when they’re done testing. We’ll also have the ever popular heights and weights.