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The New York Rangers will hold a week-long Prospect Development Camp, beginning Monday, August 8. Several of the Rangers top young talents will be in attendance for the training sessions, including the club's top pick from the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Marc Staal
. The 12th overall selection in the draft, Staal will be at the Camp on Monday, August 8 only, as he will then be traveling to attend Canada's World Junior Team training camp, along with 2005 Fourth Round Selection Tom Pyatt.
"We are excited to bring these young kids to New York so that they can get a taste of what we are expecting of them," stated Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather
. "These players are the future of our organization, and they need to understand what it means to be a Ranger and what will be expected of them when they make it to the NHL."
The camp, which will include on-ice practice sessions and off-ice training and nutrition, will be overseen by the Rangers coaching staff of Tom Renney, Perry Pearn, Mike Pelino
and Benoit Allaire
. Also working with the skaters will be Rangers Special Assistant, Prospect Development and Community Relations Adam Graves
, along with Hartford Wolf Pack Head Coach Jim Schoenfeld
and Hartford Assistant Coaches Ken Gernander
and Ulf Samuelsson
. The players' daily workouts are expected to be from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day, with additional 3x3 scrimmages on select evenings. Some of the other prospects that are scheduled to attend the Development Camp are: goaltender Chris Holt; defensemen Nate Guenin; Corey Potter and Jonathan Paiement; forwards Bruce Graham; Greg Moore; Jakub Petruzalek; Darin Olver and Ryan Callahan
, among others. In addition, each of the players selected by the Rangers at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft will also be in attendance for the training week.