Detroit – The Red Wings announced Friday the trophy awarded to the champion team of September’s NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City has been renamed the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup.
Wuest (pronounced WEEST) was best known for developing the website CapGeek.com which tracked salary cap data for all 30 NHL teams in real time and was widely used by front office personnel and fans.
The site ceased operations in January and Wuest, 35, passed away due to colon cancer in March.
The Red Wings and training camp organizers in Traverse City said renaming recognizes Wuest’s “significant behind-the-scenes contributions to the growth and development of the NHL Prospects Tournament, along with his overall impact on the hockey community.”
Wuest also developed and maintained RedWingsCentral.com before it shut down in 2014.
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