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VGK Announce 2018 Development Camp Roster and Updated Schedule of Events

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VEGAS (June 24, 2018) - The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, June 24, their roster and updated schedule for the team's inaugural Development Camp at City National Arena. Please note roster, practice times and availability are subject to change.

The Golden Knights Development Camp will be held from Tuesday, June 26 through Saturday, June 30. The on-ice sessions will be open to the public on a first-come, first-admitted basis until capacity is reached (as was the policy during the Stanley Cup Final).

Fans attending practice at City National Arena should stop by the distribution table outside City National Arena for wristbands. Wristbands are required for entry to practice for fans. On days where there are two on-ice sessions, wristband distribution will start at 5 a.m. for sessions starting before 12 p.m. and at 1 p.m. for sessions starting after 1 p.m. On days when there is only one on-ice session, wristband distribution will start at 5 a.m.

Please note that on Saturday, June 30, the on-ice sessions will be closed to the general public. The sessions will be reserved for a limited number of Golden Knights season ticket members who have been previously contacted and RSVP'd.

The Development Camp participants will partake in a special community event on Monday, June 25. The organization will team up with Deacon Tom Roberts of the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101) to prepare and serve a meal for more than 1,000 of Southern Nevadan's most vulnerable men, women and children.

The Development Camp roster features 42 players, including 24 forwards, 14 defensemen and four goaltenders.

(Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Forwards (24): Tarek Baker, Matt Baker, Luke Burghardt, Nick Campoli, Ryan Chyzowski, Paul Cotter, Dawson DiPietro, Jack Dugan, Reid Duke, Lucas Elvenes, Cody Glass, Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Ben Jones, Brett Kemp, Keegan Kolesar, Brandon Kruse, Jake Leschyshyn, Steve Owre, Gage Quinney, Jonas Rondbjerg, Jake Slaker, Nick Suzuki, Ryan Wagner, Tyler Wong.

Denfenseman (14): Martin Bodak, Erik Brannstrom, Xavier Bouchard, Dylan Coghlan, Connor Corcoran, Charlie Curti, Peter Diliberatore, Wyatt Ege, Reece Harsch, Nicolas Hague, Bobby Nardella, Corey Schueneman, Jimmy Schuldt, Zach Whitecloud.

Goaltenders (4) Jordan Kooy, Jiri Patera, Dylan Ferguson, Maksim Zhukov.

Tarek Baker:
Compiled a balanced 21 points (10 G, 11 A) in 37 games during his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin.
Matt BakerHad 17 points (9 G, 8 A) in 33 games played for Dartmouth College in 2017-18 season
Martin Bodak: Notched 31 points (7 G, 24 A) while anchoring the blueline for the Kootenay Ice in addition to serving as captain of Team Slovakia at the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships.
Xavier Bouchard: Served as an assistant captain for Baie-Comeau in 2017-18, collecting 21 points (3 G, 18 A) in 65 games.
Erik Brannstrom: The 2017 first-round pick was an assistant captain for Team Sweden at the IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships and earned a silver medal and also finished with 15 points (2 G, 13 A) in 44 games for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League.
Luke Burghardt: Collected 71 points (28 G, 43 A) in 68 games played with North Bay Battalion during the 2017-18 season.
Nick Campoli: The Clarkson University commit had a strong season with the North York Rangers in 2017-18, picking up 49 points (20 G, 29 A) in 46 games.
Ryan Chyzowski:Put together a 52-point season (21 G, 31 A) with the Medicine Hat Tigers, skating in all 72 regular season games.
Dylan Coghlan: The Golden Knights signee wrapped up the 2017-18 season with the Tri-City Americans with a career-highs in points (63), goals (17) and assists (46).
Connor Corcoran: Anchored the blueline for the Windsor Spitfires in 2017-18 while accumulating 24 points (3 G, 21 A).
Paul Cotter: The Western Michigan University commit finished fourth in scoring for the Lincoln Stars in 2017-18 with 39 points ( 18 G, 21 A) in 51 Games.
Charlie Curti: Led all defensemen at Yale University in scoring with 11 points (3 G, 8 A) in 25 games.
Peter Diliberatore:The Quinnipiac University commit collected 17 points (4 G, 13 A) in 28 games for Salisbury Prep in 2017-18 season.
Dawson DiPietro: Led Western Michigan University in points 35 (13 G, 22 A) in 36 games during the 2017-18 season.
Jack Dugan: The Providence College commit finished third in USHL scoring with the Chicago Steel on 66 points (31 G, 35 A). Reid Duke: Became the first-ever signed player in Vegas Golden Knights history on March 6, 2017.
Wyatt Ege: Helped Ohio State University reach the Frozen Four as a redshirt sophomore, collecting 18 assists in 40 games.
Lucas Elvenes: Had 16 points (5 G, 11 A) in 28 games for Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League during the 2017-18 season.
Dylan Ferguson: Had a 2.95 GAA and .907 SV% in 59 games with Kamloops Blazers during the 2017-18 season and also appeared in one game with Vegas Golden Knights.
Cody Glass: Paced the Portland Winterhawks in scoring with career-highs in points (102), goals (37) and assists (65) in just 64 games.
Reece Harsch: Collected 25 points (10 G, 15 A) for Seattle Thunderbirds during the 2017-18 season.
Rafael Harvey-Pinard: Dished out a team-high 50 assists and totaled 76 points in his second full season for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Nicolas Hague: Led the Mississauga Steelheads in points during the 2017-18 season with 78 (35 G, 43 A), named the CHL Defenseman of the Year and appeared in five games with the Chicago Wolves.
Ben Jones: Had 79 points (30 G, 49 A) in 68 games played for the Niagara IceDogs during the 2017-18 season.
Brett Kemp: Appeared in 69 games for the Edmonton Oil Kings during the 2017-18 season, notching 36 points (17 G, 19 A).
Keegan Kolesar: Split time between the Quad City Mallards and the Chicago Wolves, picking up 16 points (9 G, 7 A) and 13 points (5 G, 8 A), respectively.
Brandon Kruse: Skated in 41 games as a freshman at Bowling Green State University collecting 33 points (8 G, 23 A).
Jordan Kooy: Won the Dinty Moore Trophy for the best rookie goals-against average in the OHL (3.11 GAA) and was named to the OHL Second All-Rookie team.
Jake Leschyshyn: Reached the 40-point (18 G, 22 A) mark for the second straight season with the Regina Pats during the 2017-18 season.
Bobby Nardella: Led the University of Notre Dame to an NCAA championship and a Big Ten Regular Season championship, collecting 24 points (5 G, 19 A) in 40 games during the 2017-18 season.
Steve Owre: Netted a team-high 17 goals for the University of Alberta (USports) and totaled 28 points in 28 games during the 2017-18 season.
Jiri Patera: Saw action in 34 games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 2017-18, finishing with a .901 save percentage and a 3.24 goals-against average.
Gage Quinney: Racked up 33 points (14 G, 19 A) in 57 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2017-18.
Jonas Rondbjerg: Led Team Denmark in scoring at the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships with two goals and five assists.
Corey Schueneman: Led Western Michigan University defensemen in points with 26 (5 G, 21 A) during the 2017-18 season.
Jimmy Schuldt: The Hobey Baker Award Finalist finished with 36 points (8 G, 28 A), as he led the St. Cloud State Huskies to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Jake Slaker: Had 27 points (15 G, 12 A) in 40 games with the University of Michigan during the 2017-18 season.
Nick Suzuki: Led the Owen Sound Attack in points during 2017-18 season with 100 (42 G, 58 A) in 64 games played and earned the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL's most sportsmanlike player.
Ryan Wagner: Led the University of Wisconsin with 33 points (15 G, 18 A) during senior season and then skated in seven games with the Chicago Wolves.
Zach Whitecloud: Had 19 points (4 G, 19 A) with Bemidji State University during the 2017-18 season and appeared in one game with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Tyler Wong: Collected seven points (3 G, 4 A) in 54 games with the Chicago Wolves during the 2017-18 season and also had two points (1 G, 1 A) with the Quad City Mallards in 6 games.
Maksim Zhukov: Appeared in 53 games for the Green Bay Gamblers with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.


No.                         Player                                                   Position

1                              Dylan Ferguson                                 Goaltender

2                              Zach Whitecloud                              Defenseman

9                              Cody Glass                                          Forward

14                           Nicolas Hauge                                    Defenseman

17                           Nick Suzuki                                         Forward

26                           Erik Brannstrom                               Defenseman

31                           Maksim Zhukov                                Goaltender

32                           Jiri Patera                                            Goaltender

34                           Jordan Kooy                                       Goaltender

36                           Ryan Wagner                                     Forward

37                           Reid Duke                                           Forward

39                           Jake Leschyshyn                               Forward

43                           Paul Cotter                                         Forward

44                           Corey Schueneman                         Defenseman

46                           Jonas Rondbjerg                               Forward

49                           Peter Diliberatore                            Defenseman

50                           Tarek Baker                                        Forward

51                           Jack Dugan                                          Forward

52                           Dylan Coghlan                                   Defenseman

53                           Matt Baker                                         Forward

54                           Jimmy Schuldt                                   Defenseman

55                           Keegan Kolesar                                 Forward

60                           Nick Campoli                                      Forward

61                           Ben Jones                                            Forward

62                           Dawson Dipietro                               Forward

63                           Bobby Nardella                                 Defenseman

64                           Jake Slaker                                          Forward

65                           Wyatt Ege                                           Defenseman

67                           Charlie Curti                                       Defenseman

70                           Lucas Elvenes                                    Forward

73                           Gage Quinney                                   Forward

74                           Martin Bodak                                     Defenseman

80                           Tyler Wong                                         Forward

82                           Xavier Bouchard                               Defenseman

83                           Rafael Harvey-Pinard                      Forward

84                           Brett Kemp                                         Forward

85                           Connor Corcoran                              Defenseman

86                           Steve Owre                                        Forward

87                           Brandon Kruse                                  Forward

93                           Luke Burghardt                                 Forward

94                           Ryan Chyzowski                                Forward

95                           Reece Harsch                                     Defenseman                                     



(Times are subject to change) 

Tuesday, June 26 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Team Grey Practice, 2:15 PM, City National Arena

-Team White Practice, 4:15 PM, City National Arena


Wednesday, June 27 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Team White Practice, 9:15 AM, City National Arena

-Team Grey Practice, 11:30 AM, City National Arena

-Team White Practice, 3 PM, City National Arena

-Team Grey Practice, 5:15 PM, City National Arena


Thursday, June 28 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Team White Practice, 9:15 AM, City National Arena

-Team Grey Practice, 11:15 AM, City National Arena

-Joint Scrimmage, 4:00 PM, City National Arena


Friday, June 29 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Joint Scrimmage, 10:00 AM, City National Arena


Saturday, June 30 (Las Vegas, NV)

-Joint Scrimmage, 10:15 AM, City National Arena


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