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Avalanche Development Camp

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
A record number of the Colorado Avalanche’s young players will be participating when the organization holds its annual player development camp this week.  Twenty nine prospects are expected for the week-long event at the team’s practice facility in Centennial, Colo., beginning July 9. The first day of on-ice drills will be Friday, July 11.

“This is a part of the organization’s commitment and efforts in developing our young players,” said Avalanche Director of Player Development Craig Billington. “Building our young players into potential NHL skaters requires attention to details not only on the ice, but also in their training programs, their mental approach and their relationships with each other as teammates.”

“We feel we’ve made tremendous strides over the last couple of seasons with respect to our organizational depth and the impact that some of our young players have already made at the NHL level.”
This year’s camp schedule will include an on-ice element together with off-ice physical training.  Camp participants will be comprised of four of the club’s 2008 draft picks, as well as system prospects and first-year Avalanche players David Jones and T.J. Hensick.

“Some of these players participated in this camp last summer,” added Billington. “This is a great opportunity to build on what we started and then continue that throughout the hockey season.  While it is a gradual process, we are convinced this will contribute to the goal of providing our fans with an exciting and competitive product on the ice.”

Players will be on the ice most mornings throughout the week and fans are encouraged to watch at no cost.

2008 Avalanche Development Camp Roster
 Player (Pos.)  How Acquired
Johan Alcen (RW) 2007 draft (195th overall)
Codey Burki (C) 2006 draft (59th overall)
Darcy Campbell (D) Acquired from Columbus, 2008
Trevor Cann (G) 2007 draft (49th overall)
Paul Carey (C) 2007 draft (135th overall)
Michael Carman (C) 2006 draft (81st overall)
Joel Chouinard (D) 2008 draft (167th overall)
Colby Cohen (D) 2007 draft (45th overall)
J.D. Corbin (LW) 2004 draft (249th overall)
Peter Delmas (G) 2008 draft (61st overall)
Rob Drummond (C) Signed as free agent, 2007
Cameron Gaunce (D) 2008 draft (50th overall)
Jens Hellgren (D) 2007 draft (155th overall)
T.J. Hensick (C) 2005 draft (88th overall)
David Jones (RW) 2003 draft (288th overall)
Ian Keserich (G) 2004 draft (215th overall)
Raymond Macias (D) 2005 draft (124th overall)
Mark McCutcheon (C) 2003 draft (146th overall)
Justin Mercier (C) 2005 draft (168th overall)
Kevin Montgomery (D) 2006 draft (110th overall)
Wes O'Neill (D) Signed as free agent, 2007
Kent Patterson (G) 2007 draft (113th overall)
Derek Peltier (D) 2004 draft (184th overall)
Billy Sauer (G) 2006 draft (201st overall)
Kevin Shattenkirk (D) 2007 draft (14th overall)
Chris Stewart (RW) 2006 draft (18th overall)
Kelsey Tessier (C) 2008 draft (110th overall)
Nigel Williams (D) 2006 draft (51st overall)
Brandon Yip (RW) 2004 draft (239th overall)
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