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Red Wings' development camp roster

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced a preliminary roster for their 2015 Development Camp, which will be held at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., from July 3-7. The camp kicks off on Friday, July 3 and features on-ice and off-ice workouts each day, including scrimmages on Saturday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 7. The camp roster currently stands at 43 players: 26 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders.

Each of Detroit’s first-round picks from the last three NHL Entry Drafts are slated to be in attendance: Anthony Mantha (20th overall in 2013), Dylan Larkin (15th overall in 2014) and Evgeny Svechnikov (19th overall in 2015). Mantha followed up his final season of major junior hockey, where he was named the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year after scoring 81 goals in a combined 81 regular-season and playoff games, by notching 33 points (15-18-33) in his first professional season with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Larkin racked up 47 points (15-32-47) in 35 games at the University of Michigan in 2014-15 and was named the Big Ten’s Rookie of the Year before turning pro with the Griffins. He also led the United States’ bronze-medal winning team with five goals at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and made his men’s national team debut at 18-years-old during the 2015 World Championship in May. Svechnikov led the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Eagles in points-per-game, with 78 points (32-46-78) in 55 games, earning a spot in the 2015 CHL Top Prospects Games as well as the QMJHL’s All-Rookie Team at the end of the season.

In addition to Svechnikov, each of the team’s selections from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft this past weekend at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., are slated to be in attendance: defenseman Vili Saarijarvi, goaltender Joren van Pottelberghe, center Chase Pearson, defenseman Patrick Holway and left wing Adam Marsh. The camp also includes six players drafted in 2014, five drafted in 2013, four drafted in 2012 and 22 invitees from various major junior, collegiate and European or Asian clubs.

Notable players slated to attend include Andreas Athanasiou, who had 32 points (16-16-32) in 55 games as a 20-year-old rookie with the Griffins this season; Tyler Bertuzzi, who notched 43 goals and 98 points with the OHL’s Guelph Storm in 2014-15; Axel Holmstrom, a former seventh-round pick who was named the Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year after leading Sweden’s top professional league in playoff scoring as an 18 year old; Joe Hicketts, who earned a contract after attending the team’s 2014 Development Camp and NHL Prospect Tournament and made Canada’s 2015 gold-medal winning World Junior Team as the only defenseman on the roster who wasn’t a first- or second-round pick; and Adam and Kevin Lidstrom, the sons of Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom, who both play in Sweden.

Centre Ice Arena has annually hosted Red Wings events since 1997, including the summer development camp and an NHL prospects tournament that has expanded to eight teams, held in September before Detroit’s main training camp. All practices during development camp 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. A full camp schedule is available at www.DetroitRedWings.com and at www.centreice.org.

2015 Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Roster

FORWARDS
Player Position 2014-15 Team Acquired
Andreas Athanasiou C Grand Rapids (AHL) 2012 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tyler Bertuzzi LW Guelph (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)
Christoffer Ehn C Frolunda (Swe-Jr.) 2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Axel Holmstrom C Skelleftea (SHL) 2014 7th Rd. (196th overall
Dylan Larkin C Michigan (B10) 2014 1st Rd. (15th overall)
Anthony Mantha RW Grand Rapids (AHL) 2013 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Adam Marsh LW Saint John (QMJHL) 2015 7th Rd. (200th overall)
Mike McKee LW Western Michigan (NCHC) 2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Hampus Melen C Karlskrona (Swe-Jr.) 2013 7th Rd. (199th overall)
Zach Nastasiuk C Owen Sound (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)
Evgeny Svechnikov LW Cape Breton (QMJHL) 2015 1st Rd. (19th overall)
Chase Pearson C Youngstown (USHL) 2015 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Dominic Turgeon C Portland (WHL) 2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)
Julius Vahatalo LW TPS (SM-Liiga) 2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)
Jin-Hui Ahn RW Korean National Team Camp Invite
Michael Babcock LW Fargo (USHL) Camp Invite
Nick Betz RW Erie (OHL) Camp Invite
Bryce Gervais RW Minnesota State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Alex Globke C Lake Superior State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Anthony Greco RW Ohio State (B10) Camp Invite
Alex Kile LW Michigan (B10) Camp Invite
Adam Lidstrom LW Vasteras (Swe-Jr.) Camp Invite
Conor McGlynn C Kingston (OHL) Camp Invite
Evan Polei LW Red Deer (WHL) Camp Invite
Tyson Spink LW Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Jerome Verrier RW Quebec (QMJHL) Camp Invite
       
DEFENSEMEN
Player Position 2014-15 Team Acquired
James de Haas D Clarkson (ECAC) 2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Joe Hicketts D Victoria (WHL) Signed Free Agent
Patrick Holway D Boston Advantage (T1EHL) 2015 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Vili Saarijarvi D Green Bay (USHL) 2015 3rd Rd. (73rd overall)
Jalen Chatfield D Windsor (OHL) Camp Invite
Grant Gabriele D USNTDP (USHL) Camp Invite
Won-Jun Kim D Korean National Team Camp Invite
Kevin Lidstrom D Enkopings (Swe-3) Camp Invite
Kevin Lough D Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Marc McNulty D Kamloops (WHL) Camp Invite
Jarett Meyer D Owen Sound (OHL) Camp Invite
David Nemecek D TPS (Fin-Jr.) Camp Invite
Travis Walsh D Michigan State (B10) Camp Invite
       
GOALTENDERS
Player Position 2014-15 Team Acquired
Jake Paterson G Kitchener (OHL) 2012 3rd Rd. (80th overall)
Chase Perry G Colorado College (NCHC) 2014 5th Rd. (136th overall)
Joren van Pottelberghe G Linkoping (Swe-Jr.) 2015 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tomas Kral G Litomerice (Cze-2) Camp Invite
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