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Lucic Invited to Canada's Orientation Camp

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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BOSTON, MA - Hockey Canada announced today that Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been named to the roster of 46 players that will attend Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp from August 24-27 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta (555 Saddledome Rise SE Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 2W1). These 46 players have been identified as candidates for upcoming international events in the 2009-10 season: the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2010 IIHF World Championship.

Lucic established career highs in all categories last season with 17-25=42 totals in 72 games. He also skated in 10 postseason games for the Bruins, finishing with three goals and six assists for nine points.  His plus/minus rating of +12 was the best on the team and good enough for third overall in the playoffs. 

2008-09 was Lucic’s second season in the NHL. In 149 career regular season games, he has notched 25 goals, 44 assists and 225 penalty minutes. In 17 postseason contests, he has recorded five goals and six assists. Lucic was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round (50th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Bruins Seventh Player Award his rookie season in 2007-08, an award voted on the by fans and given to the player who performs above and beyond expectations.

CANADA’S MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ORIENTATION CAMP ROSTER
Goaltenders (5)
Martin Brodeur (Montreal, Que./New Jersey, NHL), Marc-André Fleury (Sorel, Que./Pittsburgh, NHL), Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Que./Vancouver, NHL), Steve Mason (Oakville, Ont./Columbus, NHL), Cam Ward (Sherwood Park, Alta./Carolina, NHL)

Defensemen (16)
François Beauchemin (Sorel, Que./Anaheim, NHL), Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton, Alta./Calgary, NHL), Dan Boyle (Ottawa, Ont./San Jose, NHL), Brent Burns (Ajax, Ont./Minnesota, NHL), Drew Doughty (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL), Mike Green (Calgary, Alta./Washington, NHL), Dan Hamhuis (Smithers, B.C./Nashville, NHL), Duncan Keith (Penticton, B.C./Chicago, NHL), Scott Niedermayer (Cranbrook, B.C./Anaheim, NHL), Dion Phaneuf (Edmonton, Alta./Calgary, NHL), Chris Pronger (Dryden, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL), Robyn Regehr (Rosthern, Sask./Calgary, NHL), Stéphane Robidas (Sherbrooke, Que./Dallas, NHL), Brent Seabrook (Tsawwassen, B.C./Chicago, NHL), Marc Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./N.Y. Rangers, NHL), Shea Weber (Sicamous, B.C./Nashville, NHL)

Forwards (25)
Jeff Carter (London, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL), Dan Cleary (Carboneau, N.L./Detroit, NHL), Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL), Shane Doan (Halkirk, Alta./Phoenix, NHL), Simon Gagné (Ste-Foy, Que./Philadelphia, NHL) ,Ryan Getzlaf (Regina, Sask./Anaheim, NHL), Dany Heatley (Calgary, Alta./Ottawa, NHL), Jarome Iginla (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, NHL), Vincent Lecavalier (Île-Bizard, Que./Tampa Bay, NHL), Milan Lucic (Vancouver, B.C./Boston, NHL), Patrick Marleau (Aneroid, Sask./San Jose, NHL), Andy McDonald (Strathroy, Ont./St. Louis, NHL), Brenden Morrow (Carlyle, Sask./Dallas, NHL), Rick Nash (Brampton, Ont./Columbus, NHL), Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL), Michael Richards (Kenora, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL), Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Buffalo, NHL), Joe Sakic (Burnaby, B.C./Colorado, NHL), Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay, Ont./Chicago, NHL), Ryan Smyth (Banff, Alta./Colorado, NHL), Martin St-Louis (Laval, Que./Tampa Bay, NHL), Eric Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./Carolina, NHL), Jordan Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL), Joe Thornton (St. Thomas, Ont./San Jose, NHL), Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL)

Players not invited to the National Men’s Team orientation camp can still be considered for both the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2010 IIHF World Championship.
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