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Prospects Camp Kicks Off Today

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

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When is it?
Today through Tuesday, July 11.

What time?
View the complete schedule here.

Where is it?
The Edge in Bensenville, 735 E. Jefferson

Is it open to the public?
Yes, and free.

Are any players arriving late?
Yes, 2006 6th round pick Jan-Mikael Juutilainen is arriving on the 6th ... Goalie Joe Palmer, also a 2006 choice (Rd. 4), will arrive on the 7th.

Are any players leaving early?
Yes, all five players from Canada's 2006 gold-medal winning World Junior Championship team -- Cam Barker, Dave Bolland, Michael Blunden, Dan Bertram and Jonathan Toews -- will miss the last two days of camp because they are being honored in Toronto.

Were there any late additions to the camp roster?
Yes, Holy Cross forward Tyler McGregor will join Brian Yandle, Jonathan D'Aversa and Cedric Desjardins as tryouts at the camp.

Who is running the camp?
Like last season, Norfolk Admirals head coach Mike Haviland will lead on-ice activities with the help of new Admirals assistant Ted Dent, Blackhawks goalie coach Stephane Waite, and new Blackhawks assistant Mark Hardy. Skating coach Dan Jansen and trength and conditioning coach Phil Walker and will lead off-ice activities.

Why should I come out to watch?
To see this year's 3rd overall pick Jonathan Toews ... To see 2005 1st round pick Jack Skille, who missed last year's camp due to elbow surgery ... To see 2004 top picks Cam Barker and Dave Bolland ... To glimpse for the first time some of the Hawks' top European prospects, incluing Finnish center Petri Kontiola, Swedish defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, and 6'7" Finnish defenseman Marko Anttila.

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