Habs announce development camp invitees
2007 draftees Ryan McDonagh (left), Max Pacioretty and Olivier Fortier will all be attending the Canadiens' annual development camp.
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that 24 prospects will participate in the team's annual development camp from July 10-15, at the Jacques Lemaire Arena (8681 Champlain Blvd.) in Lasalle.
The Canadiens' young prospects will first take to the ice on Tuesday, July 10th, at 9:00 a.m. The development camp consists of on-ice sessions every morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., with the exception of Wednesday, July 11th when the practice session will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Off-ice conditioning sessions are also scheduled on a daily basis. Players will also be attending a series of seminars on various topics such as nutrition, strength and conditioning, player development and media relations.
20 of the 24 players at camp are Canadiens' draft selections. All nine players from the 2007 NHL Draft held last June in Columbus will be attending, including first-round picks Ryan McDonagh and Max Pacioretty. The group also includes defenseman David Fischer, the Canadiens' first-round selection in 2006 as well as defenseman Mathieu Carle and forwards Benjamin Maxwell and Mathieu Aubin.
List of players attending the Canadiens 2007 Development Camp:
AUBIN, Mathieu C/RW 2005, 130th Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)
BEAUREGARD, Thomas RW AHL Contract Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
CARLE, Mathieu D 2006, 53rd Acadie-Bathurst & Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
CEPEK, Cameron D 2006, 199th Portland (WHL)
CONBOY, Andrew LW 2007, 142nd Omaha (USHL)
DESJARDINS, Cédrick G Contrat AHL Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)
FISCHER, David D 2006, 20th Minnesota (WCHA)
FORTIER, Olivier C 2007, 65th Rimouski (QMJHL)
KISHEL, Scott D 2007, 192th Virginia (USHSW)
LACASSE, Loïc G 2004, 181st Oshawa (OHL)
LOVEROCK, Andrew G Try-Out Niagara (OHL)
MAXWELL, Benjamin C 2006, 49th Kootenay (WHL)
McDONAGH, Ryan D 2007, 12th Cretin-Derham (HIGH SCHOOL - MIN)
PACIORETTY, Max LW 2007, 22nd Sioux City (USHL)
PAQUET, Philippe D 2005, 229th Clarkson (ECAC)
RUSSELL, Ryan C Transaction (NYR) Kootenay (WHL)
STEJSKAL, Joe D 2007, 133rd Grand Rapids (HIGH SCHOOL - MIN)
STEWART, Gregory LW 2004, 246th Cincinnati (ECHL)
SUBBAN, P.K. D 2007, 43rd Belleville (OHL)
TORP, Nichlas D 2007, 163rd HV 71 Jr. (SUÈDE)
VALENTENKO, Pavel D 2006, 139th Neftekhimik (RUSSIE)
WEBER, Yannick D 2007, 73rd Kitchener (OHL)
WHITE, Ryan C/RW 2006, 66th Calgary (WHL)
WYMAN, James RW 2004, 100th Dartmouth (NCAA)