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BLOG: Graeme Clarke Named to Team Canada Development Camp

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New Jersey Devils prospect Graeme Clarke has been invited to Team Canada's Summer Development Camp ahead of the World Juniors which are set to begin this December. Clarke is one of 41 players invited to the virtual camp set up by Hockey Canada, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Ottawa 67s forward is one of 16 players on the development camp roster that were selected in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. At 19-years-old, Clarke is in his final year of eligibility for the World Junior team and will be one of the older players attending the upcoming camp. On the roster several high-profile players are expected to be selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft including forwards Alexis Lafrenière, Quinton Byfield, Cole Perfetti and Jack Quinn and defensemen Jamie Drysdale, Kayden Guhle and Braden Schneider. 

22 players on the Canadian Development Camp roster are eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, while two are eligible for the 2021 draft and one other is eligible in 2022.

The camp will run from July 27-31 and will focus on an array of online educational sessions that will focus on player development. The camp will take place over a five-day period with online seminars, at-home strength and conditioning plans, skating simulations, and team building activities just among the many sessions that have been planned. 

Clarke's Ottawa 67 head coach André Tourigny will coach Team Canada as head coach for a second consecutive tournament. 

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