The Off-Season?

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.








    Here’s a photo of Mac at Chicago’s training camp

  2. Andy,

    I would love to see some of your “crystal ball” predictions for the upcoming season. Who do you think will be back, how will the Hawks do, etc……… All the stuff that is virtually possible, yet fun to try and predict.


  3. ^^^^ meant to say impossible instead of possible.

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