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Vancouver Canucks 2008 training camp opens Friday

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today the expected roster and schedule of their Veteran training camp sessions opening September 19th. The Vancouver Canucks Training Camp will see all on-ice practice sessions open to the public. Admission to practices at Meadow Park Sports Centre in Whistler is complimentary.


36 players are scheduled to report to General Motors Place on Friday, September 19th for pre-training camp medicals and testing. Veteran players will join prospects continuing on from the Prospects Training Camp, for Training Camp in Whistler.

The players will take to the ice at Meadow Park Sports Centre on Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st. On-ice sessions will be split into two groups and will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a second on-ice session at 11:00 a.m., with media availability to follow each session.

*Attached is the tentative roster of players reporting for Veteran Camp.

DATE TIME LOCATION EVENT
Sept. 19 9:30-11:00 am GM Place Veterans Media Availability
Sept. 20-21 9:00-10:30 am Whistler Veterans On-Ice (first group)
  10:45-11:30 am Whistler Veterans Off-Ice
  11:30 am Whistler Veterans Media Availability
  11:00-12:30 pm Whistler Veterans On-Ice (second group)
  12:45-1:30 pm Whistler Veterans Off-Ice
  1:30 pm Whistler Veterans Media Availability


TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

DEFENCEMEN
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2007-08 CLUB
Bieksa, Kevin D 6’1” 195 Grimsby, ON June 3, 1981 Vancouver
Baumgartner, Nolan D 6’2” 205 Calgary, AB Mar. 23, 1976 Manitoba
Iowa
Davison, Rob D 6’3” 220 St.Catherines, ONT May 1, 1980 San Jose
New York Islanders
Edler, Alexander D 6’3” 222 Ostersund, SWE Apr. 21, 1986 Vancouver Manitoba
Fitzgerald, Zack D 6’1” 214 Two Harbours, MN Jun. 16, 1985 Vancouver
Manitoba
Heshka, Shaun D 6’1” 198 Melville, SASK Jun. 30,1985 Manitoba
Krajicek, Lukas D 6’2” 200 Prostejov, CZE Mar. 11, 1983 Vancouver
McIver, Nathan D 6’2” 205 Summerside, PEI Jan. 6, 1985 Vancouver
Manitoba
Mitchell, Willie D 6’3” 210 Port McNeill, BC Apr. 23, 1977 Vancouver
Ohlund, Mattias D 6’2” 220/td> Pitea, SWE Sept. 9, 1976 Vancouver
Salo, Sami D 6’3” 210 Turku, FIN Sept. 2, 1974 Vancouver
Sharrow, James D 6’2” 198 Framinghim, MA Jan. 31, 1985 Manitoba
Nycholat, Lawrence D 6’0” 200 Calgary, ALTA May 7, 1979 Ottawa
Binghamton
FORWARDS
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2007-08 CLUB
Bernier, Steve RW 6’2” 225 Quebec, QC Mar. 31, 1986 San Jose
Buffalo
Bolduc, Alex C 6’1” 178 Montreal, QC Jun. 26, 1985 Manitoba
Brown, Mike RW 6’0” 210 Northbrook, IL Jun. 24, 1985 Vancouver
Manitoba
Burrows, Alexandre LW 6’1” 190 Pincourt, QC Apr. 11, 1981 Vancouver
Cowan, Jeff RW 6’2” 205 Scarborough, ON Sept. 27, 1976 Vancouver
Cullen, Mark C 5’11” 190 Virginia, MN Oct. 28, 1978 Grand Rapids
Demitra, Pavol C 6’0” 200/td> Dubnica, SVK Nov. 29, 1974 Minnesota
Hansen, Jannik RW 6’0” 194 Herley, DEN Mar. 15, 1986 Vancouver
Manitoba
Hordichuk, Darcy LW 6’1” 215 Kamsack, SASK Aug. 10, 1980 Nashville
Jaffray, Jason LW 6’1” 195/td> Rimbey, AB Jun. 30, 1981 Vancouver
Manitoba
Kesler, Ryan C 6’2” 205 Livonia, MI Aug. 31, 1984 Vancouver
Johnson, Ryan C 6’1” 202 Thunder Bay, ON Jun.14, 1976 St. Louis
Krog, Jason C 5’11” 191 Fernie, BC Oct. 9, 1975 Chicago Wolves
Pettinger, Matt LW 6’1” 205 Edmonton, AB Oct. 22, 1980 Washington
Vancouver
Pyatt, Taylor LW 6’4” 230 Thunder Bay, ON/td> Aug. 19, 1981 Vancouver
Raymond, Mason LW 6’0” 182 Cochrane, AB Sept. 17, 1985 Vancouver
Manitoba
Rypien, Rick C 5’11” 184 Coleman, AB May 16, 1984 Vancouver
Manitoba
Sedin, Daniel LW 6’1” 185 Ornskoldsvik, SWE Sept. 26, 1980 Vancouver
Sedin, Henrik C 6’2” 190 Ornskoldsvik, SWE Sept. 26, 1980 Vancouver
Wellwood, Kyle C 5’10” 180 Windsor, ON May 16, 1983 Toronto
GOALTENDERS
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2007-08 CLUB
Luongo, Roberto G 6’3” 205 Montreal, QC Apr. 4, 1979 Vancouver
Sanford, Curtis G 5’10” 185 Owen Sound, ON Oct. 5, 1979 Vancouver
Karl Goehring G 5’8” 160 Apple Valley, MN Aug. 23 1978 Norfolk
Syracuse
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