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21 prospects invited to development camp

Friday, 07.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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21 prospects invited to development camp


Kyle Chipchura (left), Carey Price and David Fischer, the Canadiens' first round selections in the past three drafts, will be attending this year's development camp.

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MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced Friday that 21 prospects will participate in the team's annual development camp from July 10-15 at the Martin Lapointe Arena in Lachine.

The Canadiens' young prospects will participate in their first on-ice session on Monday, July 10th, at 9:00 a.m. The development camp consists of on-ice sessions every morning from 9:00 to 11:30, followed by afternoon off-ice conditioning sessions and other activities. Various seminars will also be presented to the players, notably on nutrition, conditioning and on the Canadiens' history.
 
Five of the six Canadiens' players selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft will be attending the camp, including defenseman David Fischer, the Canadiens' first-round selection in 2006, as well as center Benjamin Maxwell, defenseman Mathieu Carle, center Ryan White and defenseman Cameron Cepek. The list also includes goaltender Carey Price, the Canadiens' 2005 first-round pick, left winger Guillaume Latendresse, and center Mathieu Aubin, also selected in the 2005 draft. Center Kyle Chipchura, chosen in the first round in 2004 and who completed the 2005-06 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, will also participate in the development camp.
 
The 2006 rookie tournament will take place from September 7-11 at Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto, and will feature the Canadiens, Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens' main training camp will open on September 14, in Montreal.

Player                         Position                Drafted                     2005-06 Team

 

AUBIN, Mathieu                         C/RW                         2005, 130th                        Lewiston (LHJMQ)

CARLE, Mathieu                        D                                2006, 53rd                          Acadie-Bathurst (LHJMQ)

CEPEK, Cameron                       D                                2006, 199th                        Portland (WHL)

CHIPCHURA, Kyle                     C                                2004, 18th                          Prince Albert (WHL)

D'AGOSTINI, Matthew              RW                            2005, 190th                        Guelph (OHL)

DULAC-LEMELIN,Alex                D                                2004, 278th                        Baie-Comeau/Acadie-Bathurst (LHJMQ)

FISCHER, David                        D                                2006, 20th                          Apple Valley, Minn. (USHSW)

FRÉCHETTE, Martin                   D                                Try Out                                Gatineau (QMJHL)

GLEED, Jon                                D                                2004, 212th                        Cornell (ECAC)

KORPIKARI, Oskari                   D                                2003, 217th                        Karpat (FINLANDE)

KOSTITSYN, Sergei                   RW                             2005, 200th                        London (OHL)

LACASSE, Loïc                           G                                2004, 181st                         Baie-Comeau/Drummondville (LHJMQ)

LATENDRESSE, Guillaume          LW                             2005, 45th                          Drummondville (LHJMQ)

MAXWELL, Benjamin                  C                                2006, 49th                          Kootenay (WHL)

MIKUS, Juraj                             RW                            2005, 121th                        Skalica (Slovaquie)

O'BYRNE, Ryan                         D                                2003, 79th                          Cornell (ECAC)

PAQUET, Philippe                      D                                2005, 229th                        Clarkson (NCAA)

PRICE, Carey                            G                                2005, 5th                            Tri-City (WHL)     

STEWART, Gregory                   LW                             2004, 246th                        Peterborough (OHL)

WHITE, Ryan                            C/RW                         2006, 66th                          Calgary (WHL)

WYMAN, James                         C                                2004, 100th                        Dartmouth Coll. (NCAA)