NHL DEVELOPMENTAL CAMPS UNDER WAY
With NHL development camps getting under way around North America, several Barrie Colts have been making appearances for their respective NHL clubs.
The Winnipeg Jets development camp got under way Monday, July 9th with a trio of Colts in attendance.
Mark Scheifele, who was selected in the first round (seventh overall) in last year’s NHL Entry Draft is making his second straight appearance at the Jets summer camp.
He is joined by line mate Ivan Telegin, who was selected with the 101st pick in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Nobody will be looking to impress the Jets brass more than Barrie native Norm Ezekiel, who was extended a special invite to the camp, which runs until July 13th.
Another un-drafted Colts player was lucky enough to be given an invite to attend an NHL development camp. Goaltender Mathias Niederberger took part in the Toronto Maple Leafs camp, which wrapped up on July 5th with the blue-white game.
Niederberger was 29-14-1-2 in his first season in the OHL. Click here for more information.
Anthony Camara has also completed his development camp with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins held their camp in Massachusetts from June 28th – July 2nd.
The Colts acquired Camara along with Ryan O’Connor from the Saginaw Spirit midway through last season.
The Bruins third round choice (81st overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft put up 14 points and 59 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Colts last season. Click here to see the roster.
Tanner Pearson’s whirlwind year continues as he makes his first appearance in Los Angeles this week for the Kings summer camp.
The 30th overall selection at last month’s NHL Entry Draft finished third in OHL scoring last season and led the Colts to an incredible bounce-back season. Click here for camp details.
Just a couple of months after signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Reid McNeill is attending the Penguins development camp, which runs from July 10th – 14th at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
McNeill was drafted by the Pens back in 2010 in the sixth round and just completed his first full season with the Colts.
Mathias Niederberger took part in the Toronto Maple Leafs camp last week.