COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will conduct development camp for 27 of the club's prospects, including three picks selected in last weekend's 2007 Entry Draft, from Monday, June 25 through Saturday, June 30 at the Dispatch Ice Haus. The development camp will begin with medicals and fitness testing as well as an on-ice session today before five days of on and off-ice workouts commence on Tuesday.
On-ice workouts, which are open to the public, will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Conducting the on-ice elements of the camp will be Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock, Assistant Coaches Gary Agnew and Gord Murphy and Goaltending Coach Clint Malarchuk, along with Syracuse Crunch Head Coach Ross Yates and Assistant Coach Trent Cull.
Among the 27 players participating are 24 players who have been selected by the Blue Jackets in the NHL Entry Draft, including two first round draft picks – C GILBERT BRULE (2005, sixth overall) and C Derick Brassard (2006, sixth overall) – and three players who were drafted in last weekend's 2007 Entry Draft – RW Stefan Legein (second round), D Will Weber (second round) and F Trent Vogelhuber (seventh round).
The players attending the camp by draft class are: 2007 – RW Stefan Legein, D Will Weber, F Trent Vogelhuber*; 2006 – C Derick Brassard, G Steve Mason, LW Tom Sestito, D Ben Wright*, LW Nick Sucharski*, D Maxime Frechette, D Jesse Dudas, RW Derek Dorsett, LW Matt Marquardt; 2005 – C Gilbert Brule, D Kris Russell, RW Jared Boll, C Kirill Starkov; 2004 – RW Adam Pineault, G Dan LaCosta, D Rob Page, LW Brian McGuirk, LW Matt Greer, D Grant Clitsome; 2003 – LW Kevin Jarman, D Marc Methot; Free Agent Signees – D Jon Landry, D Mikko Maenpaa and D Darcy Campbell. (*DENOTES PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN OFF-ICE WORKOUTS ONLY).
The development camp schedule for Tuesday through Saturday is listed below.
Date On-Ice Session
Tuesday, June 26 None Scheduled
Wednesday, June 27 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 28 9 to 10 a.m.
Friday, June 29 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 30 9:30 to 11 a.m.
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