Four Colts Headed to NHL Camps
Zach Hall will attend the Vancouver Canucks Prospect Camp as a free agent invite.
Hall was selected by the Colts in 2009 and has spent his entire OHL career with Barrie. Last season the Belleville, Ontario native was an integral part of a high powered Barrie offense and led the way with 81 points in 63 games played. He continued to produce in the playoffs and was second in team scoring despite battling injuries throughout.
Hall previously attended the Canucks camp in 2012 but the NHL season was short lived due to the lockout.
The Detroit Red Wings selected Andreas Athanasiou in the 4th round (110th overall) in 2012. This will be his second turn at an NHL camp, as he will rely on his previous experience to help him this time around.
During this past season he set career highs in goals, assists and points in his first year with the Colts. Athanasiou will be called upon heavily this season for Barrie with former teammates Mark Scheifele and Anthony Camara making the jump to the next level.
Centre Mitchell Theoret will attend the Winnipeg Jets Prospect Camp as a free agent invite.
Theoret was originally drafted by the New York Islanders in 2011 (7th round, 185th overall) but became a free agent as the Islanders chose not to sign the Montreal born native this past season.
The 6’2”, 210lbs centre was acquired from the Niagara IceDogs at this years OHL trade deadline in exchange for forward Brendan Perlini. Theoret was a clutch performer for the Colts in the 2013 playoffs as he was third in playoff goal scoring with 14.
Jake Dotchin was another player acquired at the deadline in a deal with the Owen Sound Attack.
Dotchin was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round, 161st overall in 2012. The 6’3”, 207lbs defenceman collected 1 goal and 4 assists in 17 games played during the post season and will be a big part of a very strong Colts blue line in 2013-14.
For tickets to the Barrie Colts 2013-14 games visit www.ticketbreak.com or stop by the Colts office at the Barrie Molson Centre.