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Development camp roster and schedule

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today released the schedule and preliminary roster for their 2016 Development Camp, which will be held at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., from July 6-10. The camp begins on Wednesday, July 6 and features on-ice skill development and off-ice workouts each day, including scrimmages on Friday, July 8 and Sunday, July 10. The camp roster currently consists of 39 players: 23 forwards, 11 defensemen and five goaltenders.

The camp will be split into two sides, Team Howe and Team Lindsay, and will feature daily on-ice instruction and skill development from a team of coaches, led by Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Todd Nelson. Attendees will also take part in NHL-level off-ice workouts and attend classes designed to help players transition to professional hockey, while receiving feedback from Red Wings coaches and management.

The Red Wings’ two most recent first-round picks will be in attendance in right wing Evgeny Svechnikov (19th overall in 2015) and defenseman Dennis Cholowski (20th overall in 2016). Slated to turn pro with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins this fall, Svechnikov won a silver medal with Russia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship this season and racked up 79 points (32-47-79) in 50 games with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Cholowski, a Second-Team All-Star for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League, registered 40 points (12-28-40) in 50 games this season. He will attend St. Cloud State University in the fall.

In addition to Cholowski, each of the team’s selections from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft this past weekend at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., are slated to be in attendance: wingers Givani Smith and Mattias Elfstrom; defensemen Filip Hronek, Alfons Malmstrom and Jordan Sambrook; and goaltender Filip Larsson. The camp also includes all six players the Red Wings drafted in 2015, five drafted in 2014, three drafted in 2013, two drafted in 2012 and a trio of prospects signed but not drafted by Detroit, including defenseman Joe Hicketts, a 2016 WHL First-Team All-Star signed by the team as a free agent after impressing during 2014 Development Camp and Training Camp; defenseman Dan Renouf, who made his pro debut with Grand Rapids after signing with the Red Wings following a three-year career at the University of Maine; and left wing Dylan Sadowy, a 45-goal scorer in the Ontario Hockey League acquired by Detroit from San Jose in May.

Centre Ice Arena has annually hosted Red Wings events since 1997, including the summer development camp and an NHL Prospect Tournament that has expanded to eight teams, held in September before Detroit’s main training camp. All practices are open to the public. Tickets are available in-person only at Centre Ice Arena for $5 per day on each day of the event. Centre Ice Arena is located at 1600 Chartwell Drive in Traverse City, Mich.


2016 Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Roster



Player                                     Position                     2015-16 Team                       Acquired

Tyler Bertuzzi                          LW                               Grand Rapids (AHL)               2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)

Christoffer Ehn                        C                                  Frolunda (SHL)                        2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)

Mattias Elfstrom                       LW                               Malmo (Swe-Jr.)                     2016 7th Rd. (197th overall)

Axel Holmstrom                       C                                  Skelleftea (SHL)                      2014 7th Rd. (196th overall)

Adam Marsh                            RW                              Saint John (QMJHL)                2015 7th Rd. (200th overall)

Mike McKee                             RW                              Western Michigan (NCHC)      2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)

Zach Nastasiuk                       RW                              Grand Rapids (AHL)               2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)

Chase Pearson                       C                                  Youngstown (USHL)              2015 5th Rd. (140th overall)

David Pope                              LW                               Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)       2013 4th Rd. (109th overall)

Dylan Sadowy                                    LW                               Saginaw/Barrie (OHL)                        Trade with San Jose, 5/26/16

Givani Smith                            RW                              Guelph (OHL)                          2016 2nd Rd. (46th overall)

Evgeny Svechnikov                RW                              Cape Breton (QMJHL) 2015 1st Rd. (19th overall)

Dominic Turgeon                     C                                  Portland (WHL)                        2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)

Julius Vahatalo                        C                                  TPS (SM-Liiga)                        2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)

Chase Berger                          LW                               Penn State (B10)                     Camp Invitee

Mike Borkowski                       LW                               Colgate (ECAC)                       Signed by Griffins, 6/9/16

Justin Brazeau                        LW                               North Bay (OHL)                     Camp Invitee

Kyle Criscuolo                         C                                  Harvard (ECAC)                      Signed by Griffins, 3/29/16

Jeff de Wit                               LW                               Red Deer (WHL)                      Camp Invitee

Alex Globke                             C                                  Lake Superior State (WCHA)  Signed by Griffins, 4/13/16

Luke Kirwan                            C                                  Windsor/Flint (OHL)                 Camp Invitee

Griffen Molino                          RW                              Western Michigan (NCHC)      Camp Invitee

Mathew Santos                       C                                  North Bay (OHL)                     Signed by Griffins, 5/3/16



Player                                     Position                     2015-16 Team                       Acquired

Dennis Cholowski                   D                                  Chilliwack (BCHL)                   2016 1st Rd. (20th overall)

James de Haas                       D                                  Clarkson (ECAC)                     2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)

Joe Hicketts                             D                                  Victoria (WHL)                                    Signed Free Agent, 9/24/14

Patrick Holway                        D                                  Dubuque/Sioux City (USHL)    2015 6th Rd. (170th overall)

Filip Hronek                              D                                  HK Hradec Kralove (Czech)   2016 2nd Rd. (53rd overall)

Alfons Malmstrom                   D                                  Orebro (Swe-Jr.)                    2016 4th Rd. (107th overall)

Dan Renouf                             D                                  Maine (HE)                               Signed Free Agent, 3/10/16

Vili Saarijarvi                           D                                  Flint (OHL)                               2015 3rd Rd. (73rd overall)

Jordan Sambrook                    D                                  Erie (OHL)                               2016 5th Rd. (137th overall)

Dylan Coghlan             D                                  Tri-City (WHL)                         Camp Invitee

Patrick McCarron                     D                                  Cornell (ECAC)                        Camp Invitee



Player                                     Position                     2015-16 Team                       Acquired

Filip Larsson                            G                                 Djurgarden (Swe-Jr.)              2016 6th Rd. (167th overall)  

Chase Perry                            G                                 Wenatchee (BCHL)                 2014 5th Rd. (136th overall)

Joren van Pottelberghe           G                                 Linkoping (Swe-Jr.)                2015 4th Rd. (110th overall)

Stephen Dhillon                       G                                 Niagara (OHL)                         Camp Invitee

Connor Hicks                           G                                 Hamilton (OHL)                        Camp Invitee


2016 Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Schedule

Wednesday, July 6 (Admission: $5)

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. – on-ice skill development (all players)

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – on-ice conditioning (David’s Rink)

11:30 – 12:15 p.m. – on-ice practice (West Rink)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – off-ice workout (all players)


Thursday, July 7 (Admission: $5)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. – on-ice skill development (all players)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – on-ice conditioning (David’s Rink)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – on-ice practice (West Rink)

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – off-ice workout (all players)


Friday, July 8 (Admission: $5)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – on-ice skill development (all players)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. – on-ice warm-up (goaltenders)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. – off-ice warm-up (all players)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – scrimmage (all players)


Saturday, July 9 (Admission: $5)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. – on-ice skill development (all players)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – on-ice conditioning (David’s Rink)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – on-ice practice (West Rink)

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – off-ice workout (all players)


Sunday, July 10 (Admission: $5)

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – on-ice warm-up (goaltenders)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – off-ice warm-up (all players)

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. – scrimmage (all players)

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