Remember when hockey players got summers off? Yeah…me either…
It is a busy summer for a lot of players that have played for the Portland Winterhawks as most NHL teams hold a prospect development camp in late June, early July. Here is a list of some players are where they were:
Boston Bruins – Craig Cunningham
Buffalo Sabres – Riley Boychuk
Calgary Flames – Sven Bärtschi, Tyler Wotherspoon
Chicago Blackhawks – Mac Carruth
Columbus Blue Jackets – Oliver Gabriel, Ryan Johansen
Detroit Red Wings – Travis Ehrhardt
Edmonton Oilers – Kyle Bailey, Dustin Butler
Minnesota Wild – Taylor Peters
Nashville Predators – Taylor Aronson
New York Islanders – Nino Niederreiter
Phoenix Coyotes – Spencer Bennett
Pittsburgh Penguins – Joe Morrow
Toronto Maple Leafs – Brad Ross
Vancouver Canucks – Stefan Schneider
Also, St. Louis doesn’t have a prospect camp, but Ty Rattie was in St. Louis working out with the Blues last week. And, while I haven’t seen anything official, the Colorado Avalanche are holding an off-ice development camp that Troy Rutkowski is attending.
For the prospects looking at the NHL draft in 2012, Derrick Pouliot and Brendan Leipsic will try-out for Team Canada’s U17 team in early August looking to earn a trip to the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia later in August.
Also, Josh Hanson is taking part at Team USA Select 17 camp being held this week in Rochester, NY.
Lastly, Johansen, Morrow and Rattie will all take part in Team Canada’s World Junior Evaluation Camp in August…
Enjoy the summer boys…the season is right around the corner.