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Top 2012 Draft-eligible players confirmed for 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

NHL hosts Camp August 17 & 18 at MasterCard Centre in Toronto

Thursday, 07.21.2011 / 4:15 PM / 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

NHL.com

NEW YORK/TORONTO – Thirty-six of the top-rated players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft have accepted invitations to participate in the 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp, August 17 and 18, the National Hockey League announced today.

Participating players were selected by NHL Central Scouting and rank high on the 2012 Futures Lists.  The talented group of skaters and goaltenders from the Canadian Hockey League, USHL, United States colleges and Canadian Provincial League will show off their playing skills to general managers and talent evaluators from around the League in a unique best-on-best setting that commences their Draft-eligible seasons.

Dan Byslma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dave Tippett head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, along with NHL Hockey Operations staff will lead the players over the course of two days as they test a number of proposed rules changes, rink markings and strategies.

The following players have confirmed their participation:

Name Pos. Club (League) Height, Weight
ALTSHULLER, DANIEL G NEPEAN (CCHL) 6' 2', 194 lbs
ATHANASIOU, ANDREAS C LONDON (OHL) 5' 11', 157 lbs
BEAUVILLIER, FRANCIS LW RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) 6' 1', 170 lbs
BUSSIERES, RAPHAEL LW BAIE-COMEAU (QMJHL) 6' 1', 183 lbs
CAMPAGNA, MATTHEW C SUDBURY (OHL) 5' 10', 170 lbs
CECI, CODY D OTTAWA (OHL) 6' 2', 203 lbs
CURCURUTO, GIANLUCA D SAULT STE. MARIE (OHL) 6' 1', 191 lbs
DARCY, CAMERON C U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL) 6' 0', 185 lbs
DI GIUSEPPE, PHILLIP LW U OF MICHIGAN (CCHA) 6' 0', 185 lbs
DRIEDGER, CHRIS G CALGARY (WHL) 6' 2', 172 lbs
DUMBA, MATHEW D RED DEER (WHL) 5' 11', 171 lbs
EBERT, NICK D WINDSOR (OHL) 6' 0', 195 lbs
FRASER, JEREMIE D ACADIE-BATHURST (QMJHL) 6' 1', 200 lbs
FRK, MARTIN RW HALIFAX (QMJHL) 6' 0', 192 lbs
GALCHENYUK, ALEX C/LW SARNIA (OHL) 6' 0', 185 lbs
GAUNCE, BRENDAN C BELLEVILLE (OHL) 6' 2', 205 lbs
GIRGENSONS, ZEMGUS C DUBUQUE (USHL) 6' 1', 182 lbs
GUDBRANSON, ALEX D KINGSTON (OHL) 6' 1', 200 lbs
KERDILES, NICOLAS LW U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL) 6' 1', 183 lbs
KOSMACHUK, SCOTT RW GUELPH (OHL) 6' 0', 182 lbs
LAUGHTON, SCOTT C OSHAWA (OHL) 6' 0', 174 lbs
MAIDENS, JARROD C OWEN SOUND (OHL) 6' 1', 169 lbs
MATHESON, MICHAEL D DUBUQUE (USHL) 6' 0', 170 lbs
MARCANTUONI, MATIA C KITCHENER (OHL) 5' 11', 185 lbs
MURRAY, RYAN D EVERETT (WHL) 6' 0', 182 lbs
OLSON, COLLIN G U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL) 6' 3', 189 lbs
POULIOT, DERRICK D PORTLAND (WHL) 5' 11', 185 lbs
RIELLY, MORGAN D MOOSE JAW (WHL) 5' 11', 189 lbs
RYAN, ANDREW LW HALIFAX (QMJHL) 6' 3', 193 lbs
SCHMALTZ, JORDAN D SIOUX CITY (USHL) 6' 2', 175 lbs
SISSONS, COLTON RW KELOWNA (WHL) 6' 1', 182 lbs
SIWAK, DAULTON C RED DEER (WHL) 5' 11', 190 lbs
SUBBAN, MALCOLM G BELLEVILLE (OHL) 6' 1', 178 lbs
TIERNEY, CHRIS LW LONDON (OHL) 6' 0', 170 lbs
TROUBA, JACOB D U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL) 6' 1', 175 lbs
YAKUPOV, NAIL RW SARNIA (OHL) 5' 11', 180 lbs

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— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory