(September 2, 2005) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that 23 players will be attending a six day rookie camp based in Ottawa that will see five teams participate in a series of games held at the Corel Centre in Kanata and the Ottawa Civic Centre.
Departing from Toronto to Ottawa on Monday, September 5th, the players will participate in four games over the following five days against prospect teams from the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators.
Toronto prospects attending include first round draft pick, Alexander Steen (24th overall, 2002 Entry Draft). Steen will be attending his first North American training camp after spending the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite League. Joining Steen from Sweden for his first taste of a North American camp is Staffan Kronwall (Toronto's ninth choice, 285th overall, 2002 Entry Draft). From the 2005 Entry Draft and attending this camp is Brampton Battalion defenceman, Phil Oreskovic (Toronto's second choice, 82nd overall). Forward, Dominic Noel of Lameque, NB will attend; Noel was selected by the Leafs from the six finalists of the Bell Making the Cut reality mini-series from CBC.
Toronto Marlies head coach Paul Maurice will be behind the bench along with the Marlies Assistant Coaches Joe Paterson and Dallas Eakins.
|2005 Rookie Camp and Tournament |
|DATE ||ACTIVITY ||TIME ||LOCATION |
|September 5 || Departure for Ottawa || 12:30 p.m. || |
|September 5 || Practice || 7:00 p.m. ||SensPlex, Kanata |
|September 6 ||Practice ||12:00 p.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 6 ||Game - Toronto vs. Ottawa ||8:00 p.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 7 ||Practice ||12:00 p.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 7 ||Game - Toronto vs. Carolina ||8:00 p.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 8 ||Practice ||11:00 a.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 8 ||Game - Toronto vs. Montreal ||8:00 p.m. ||Corel Centre, Kanata |
|September 9 ||Practice ||1:00 p.m. ||Civic Centre, Ottawa |
|September 10 ||Practice ||9:00 a.m. ||Civic Centre, Ottawa |
|September 10 ||Game - Toronto vs. Florida ||4:30 p.m. ||Civic Centre, Ottawa |
|September 10 ||Departure for Toronto || After Game || |