COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will conduct development camp for 26 prospects from Tuesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 2 at the Ice Haus, the club's practice rink at Nationwide Arena. The development camp will begin with medicals and fitness testing as well as an on-ice session on Tuesday, June 28, following four more days of on and off-ice workouts. Additional players may be invited to the camp following the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held June 24-25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Conducting the on-ice workouts will be Blue Jackets Assistant Coaches Brad Berry and Dan Hinote, Goaltending Coach Ian Clark and Springfield Falcons (AHL) coaches Rob Riley and Brad Larsen. On-ice workouts, which are open to the public, are listed below.
Date On-Ice Session
Tuesday, June 28 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (on-ice testing)
Friday, July 1 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 2-4 p.m. (scrimmage)
Among the 30 players currently scheduled to participate are 23 players who have been selected by the Blue Jackets in the NHL Entry Draft, including all eight players who were drafted in the 2010 Entry Draft – C Ryan Johansen (first round), LW Dalton Smith (second round), RW Petr Straka (second round), D Brandon Archibald (fourth round), G Mathieu Corbeil (fourth round), D Austin Madaisky (fifth round), D Dalton Prout (sixth round) and G Martin Ouellette (seventh round).
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The players attending the camp by draft class are: 2009 – D Anton Blomqvist, D Thomas Larkin, C Kevin Lynch; 2008 – LW Cam Atkinson, C Sean Collins, D Steven Delisle, D Drew Olsen; 2007 – LW Jake Hansen, RW Trent Vogelhuber, D Will Weber, G Allen York; Players Acquired Via Trade – C Michael Chaput, C Matt Rust.