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Habs announce development camp invitees

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

2007 draftees Ryan McDonagh (left), Max Pacioretty and Olivier Fortier will all be attending the Canadiens' annual development camp.


MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that 24 prospects will participate in the team's annual development camp from July 10-15, at the Jacques Lemaire Arena (8681 Champlain Blvd.) in Lasalle.

The Canadiens' young prospects will first take to the ice on Tuesday, July 10th, at 9:00 a.m. The development camp consists of on-ice sessions every morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., with the exception of Wednesday, July 11th when the practice session will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Off-ice conditioning sessions are also scheduled on a daily basis. Players will also be attending a series of seminars on various topics such as nutrition, strength and conditioning, player development and media relations.

20 of the 24 players at camp are Canadiens' draft selections. All nine players from the 2007 NHL Draft held last June in Columbus will be attending, including first-round picks Ryan McDonagh and Max Pacioretty. The group also includes defenseman David Fischer, the Canadiens' first-round selection in 2006 as well as defenseman Mathieu Carle and forwards Benjamin Maxwell and Mathieu Aubin.

List of players attending the Canadiens 2007 Development Camp:

Player                        Position                Drafted                     2006-07 Team

AUBIN, Mathieu                         C/RW                         2005, 130th                        Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)

BEAUREGARD, Thomas             RW                            AHL Contract                       Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

CARLE, Mathieu                        D                                2006, 53rd                          Acadie-Bathurst & Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

CEPEK, Cameron                       D                                2006, 199th                        Portland (WHL)

CONBOY, Andrew                     LW                             2007, 142nd                        Omaha (USHL)

DESJARDINS, Cédrick               G                                Contrat AHL                        Cincinnati (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL)

FISCHER, David                        D                                2006, 20th                          Minnesota (WCHA)

FORTIER, Olivier                       C                                2007, 65th                          Rimouski (QMJHL)

KISHEL, Scott                            D                                2007, 192th                        Virginia (USHSW)

LACASSE, Loïc                           G                                2004, 181st                         Oshawa (OHL)

LOVEROCK, Andrew                  G                                Try-Out                               Niagara (OHL)

MAXWELL, Benjamin                  C                                2006, 49th                          Kootenay (WHL)

McDONAGH, Ryan                     D                                2007, 12th                          Cretin-Derham (HIGH SCHOOL - MIN)

PACIORETTY, Max                    LW                             2007, 22nd                          Sioux City (USHL)

PAQUET, Philippe                      D                                2005, 229th                        Clarkson (ECAC)

RUSSELL, Ryan                         C                                Transaction (NYR)               Kootenay (WHL)

STEJSKAL, Joe                          D                                2007, 133rd                        Grand Rapids (HIGH SCHOOL - MIN)

STEWART, Gregory                   LW                             2004, 246th                        Cincinnati (ECHL)

SUBBAN, P.K.                            D                                2007, 43rd                          Belleville (OHL)

TORP, Nichlas                            D                                2007, 163rd                        HV 71 Jr. (SUÈDE)

VALENTENKO, Pavel                  D                                2006, 139th                        Neftekhimik (RUSSIE)

WEBER, Yannick                        D                                2007, 73rd                          Kitchener (OHL)

WHITE, Ryan                            C/RW                         2006, 66th                          Calgary (WHL)

WYMAN, James                         RW                            2004, 100th                        Dartmouth (NCAA)

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