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Kane, Toews, Skille Headline Prospects Camp

by Chicago Blackhawks Press Release / Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will host their Annual Prospects Camp at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville beginning July 2 and running through July 6. Players will arrive in Chicago on the evening of July 1 and will report to the United Center for physicals at 7:00 a.m. the morning of July 2 before taking the ice from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edge.

KANE
The Blackhawks’ 2007 first overall draft pick Patrick Kane will join former teammate Jack Skille at this year’s camp. Kane and Skille were members of Team USA in the 2007 World Junior Championships.

Skille, the Blackhawks’ 2005 first round pick, played for the University of Wisconsin last season appearing in 26 games tallying 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) and contributed eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his nine regular season games with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.

Last year’s first round selection and the Blackhawks’ recent signee Jonathan Toews, who was a member of the Gold Medal winning Team Canada in the 2007 World Championships and 2007 World Junior Championships, will also attend the prospect camp.

The camp will include on-ice and off-ice sessions, as well as opportunities for the players to get to know the great city of Chicago. On-ice sessions include daily scrimmages and drills with Skating Coach Dan Jansen. All on-ice sessions are open to the public.

Jansen will be returning to run the camp with Rockford Ice Hogs’ Head Coach Mike Haviland for the thrid straight year. Jansen, an Olympic Speed Skating Gold Medalist in the 1994 Winter Games, joined the Blackhawks as their skating coach on August 15, 2005. Jansen was a member of four United States Olympic Teams (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994) and was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Haviland led the Admirals to a 3rd place finish overall in the AHL setting three franchise records with 108 points, 50 wins and 301 goals scored in his second season as head coach.

Bickell, Blunden, Bolland. Brouwer, Burish, Fraser, Koci and Parenteau all made their Blackhawk debuts last season.

Schedule
All practices will take place at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville and are open to the public

Monday, July 2
1-4 pm

Tuesday, July 3 - Friday, July 6
10-11 am (Pros), 11:15 am-2 pm (Prospects)

Attendees

2007 DRAFT
Patrick Kane, 1st overall
Akim Aliu, 56th overall
Maxime Tanguay, 69th overall
Josh Unice, 86th overall
Joseph Lavin, 126th overall
Richard Greenop, 156th overall

2006 DRAFT
Jonathan Toews, 3rd overall
Simon Danis-Pepin, 61st overall
Tony Lagerstrom, 76th overall
Ben Shutron, 95th overall
Joe Palmer, 96th overall
Jan-Mikael Juutilainen, 156th overall
Chris Auger, 169th overall
Peter LeBlanc, 186th overall

2005 DRAFT
Jack Skille, 7th overall
Michael Blunden, 43rd overall
Dan Bertram, 54th overall
Evan Brophey, 68th overall
Niklas Hjalmarsson, 108th overall
Brennan Turner, 134th overall
Joe Fallon, 167th overall
Joe Charlebois, 188th overall
Matthew Ford, 256th overall
Troy Brouwer, 214th overall

2004 DRAFT
Cameron Barker, 3rd overall
David Bolland, 32nd overall
Bryan Bickell, 41st overall
Adam Berti, 68th overall
Jacob Dowell, 140th overall
Scott McCulloch, 165th overall
Petri Kontiola, 196th overall
Marko Anttila, 260th overall

2003 DRAFT
Corey Crawford, 52nd overall
Mike Brodeur, 211th overall
Adam Hobson, 203rd overall
Dustin Byfuglien, 245th overall

2002 DRAFT
Adam Burish, 282nd overall

ACQUIRED BY TRADE/FREE AGENT
Colin Fraser, via trade
Jordan Hendry, free agent
David Koci, free agent
Pierre Parenteau, via trade
Jean-Claude Sawyer, free agent

TRYOUTS
F Ryan Baldwin
G Kellen Briggs
F Nate Dey
F Rob Drummond
F Erik Fabian
F Pierre-Luc Faubert
F Kevin Henderson
F Andrew Hotham
G Jeff Jakaitis
F Maxime Lincourt
D Joe Loprieno
D Matt MacDonald
F Bryan McGregor
F Mathieu Roy
F Hunter Tremblay
F Jared Walker (originally 2004 Draft, 223rd overall)

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