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Development camp begins for prospects

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
Senators head athletic therapist Gerry Townend puts 2003 draft pick Brian Elliott through a functional screen test. Photo: T. Anderson/OSHC

by Todd Anderson

Some of the most promising prospects within the Ottawa Senators organization have come to Ottawa to participate in its 2006 development camp. The camp opened today and will continue to July 5. The young hockey players are taking full advantage of the opportunity of working out under the guidance of a professional training crew.

"Any feedback is positive," said Joe Cooper, a 2004 draft pick from Miami University at Ohio. "Obviously, these are the people we're trying to impress."

Colin Greening, a 2005 draft pick from the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League, was excited to enter the Senators dressing room for the first time.

"When I came in here yesterday, it was a little overwhelming. I want to work hard and show this team I deserve to be here."

Phillipe Seydoux, a 2003 draft pick from Kloten, Switzerland, is participating in his second development camp.

"It's pretty hard practice. You work hard, but you have fun, too. The coaches show me other ways to work out off the ice, with more detail. To be here is a real nice feeling, and it makes you want to do this for the rest of your career."

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