Oilers General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, said he has been pleased with how the events of Orientation Camp have unfolded.
“I think this is a good developmental tool, it does a couple of things that I see are significant,” he said. “It does bring all the prospects under the same umbrella for a good period of time where we can instil in them some principles and some skills and some kind of overriding philosophies we have as an organization.”
Chiarelli said he looks forward to watching tonights fourth annual Billy Moores Cup, which will split the prospects up into two teams to face off against each other.
“It’s not used as an evaluation tool but it will be nice to see a scrimmage,” he said.
Just as much as the camp is for the players, Chiarelli sees a great deal of opportunity during the week-long event.
“It brings all our coaches together…and they’re able to refresh and talk about a plan going forward,” said Chiarelli. “And it’s bit of a wrap up organizationally, everyone’s together under the same roof where we can talk about what we see on the ice…and how we’re going to plan going forward. It’s a great facility and a great area, it’s my first time, the people are really friendly and all the facilities are great and I think it’s been a pretty productive few days.”