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Lightning to Hold Prospect Camp in Victoria, B.C.

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will conduct a week-long prospect camp in Victoria, British Columbia from July 28 through August 1. The camp, based at the Bear Mountain Resort, will feature 30 players between the ages of 18-25, including 19 players whose rights are owned by the Lightning.

“This is a great week for the players to get their first taste of what it means to be a member of the Lightning organization,” vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton said. “The camp’s focus is on-ice skill development, off-ice training, nutrition, and, in general, what it takes and means to be a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.”

Center Steven Stamkos, selected by the Lightning first overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, highlights the list of participants which also includes 2006 first-round draft choice Riku Helenius and defenseman Ty Wishart, a 2006 first-round choice recently acquired in a trade with the San Jose Sharks. Other participants will include Norfolk (AHL) regulars Chris Lawrence and Paul Szczechura, recent Lightning draft choices such as James Wright (4th Rd., 2008), Luca Cunti (3rd Rd., 2007) and Kevin Quick (3rd Rd., 2006) and various invitees. Also scheduled to attend but not skate is 2008 7th-round draft choice David Carle, the younger brother of Lightning defenseman Matt Carle.

The camp opens Monday, July 28 at the Bear Mountain Arena complex in Colwood, British Columbia with off-ice training and practices beginning at 11:15 a.m. PT. The participants will be divided into two teams with practices and off-ice workouts taking place each day through Friday, August 1. Scrimmages will be held at 6 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 at Bear Mountain Arena.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2008 Prospect Camp (invitees not listed)

Name Position HT/WT Age 2007-08 Team Drafted
Barberio, Mark D 6-0 / 210 18 Moncton (QMJHL)
6th Round, 152nd overall, 2008
Carle, David D 5-11 / 187 18 Shattuck St. Mary’s (MN-HS)

7th Round, 203rd overall, 2008

Courtnall, Justin LW 6-3 / 185 19 Victoria (BCHL) 7th Round, 210th overall, 2007
Cunti, Luca
C 6-0 / 190 19 Chicago (USHL) 3rd Round, 75th overall, 2007
De Coste, Kyle RW 6-1 / 178 18 Brampton (OHL) 5th Round, 147th overall, 2008
Fadden, Mitch C 5-11 / 175 20 Lethbridge (WHL) 4th Round, 107th overall, 2007
Helenius, Riku G 6-3 / 202 20 Seattle (WHL) 1st Round, 15th overall, 2006
Jung, Torrie G 6-1 / 182 19 Kelowna (WHL) 7th Round, 183rd overall, 2007
Jackson, Scott D 6-4 / 213 21 Seattle (WHL) 2nd Round, 37th overall, 2005 (STL)
Killorn, Alexander C 6-0 / 185 18 Deerfield Academy (MA-HS)

3rd Round, 77th overall, 2007

Lawrence, Chris RW 6-4 / 199 21 Norfolk (AHL)

3rd Round, 89th overall, 2005

Marshall, Matt C / RW 6-1 / 185 19 Noble & Greenough (MA-HS) 5th Round, 150th overall, 2007
Quick, Kevin D 6-0 / 175 20 Norfolk (AHL)/ Michigan (CCHA)

3rd Round, 78th overall, 2006

Rogers, Andy D 6-5 / 206 21 Norfolk (AHL)/ Mississippi (ECHL)

1st Round, 30th overall, 2004

Stamkos, Steven C 6-0 / 176 18 Sarnia (OHL) 1st Round, 1st overall, 2008
Szcezechura, Paul C 5-11 / 190 22 Norfolk (AHL)/ Iowa (AHL) Undrafted
Ward, Michael D 6-3 / 196 18 Lewiston (QMJHL) 7th Round, 197th overall, 2007
Wishart, Ty D 6-5 / 203 20 Moose Jaw (WHL)/ Worcester (AHL)
1st Round, 16th overall, 2006 (SJ) 
Wright, James C 6-3 / 180 18 Vancouver (WHL) 4th Round, 117th overall, 2008
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