4:45 PM: It may be a little known fact up until now, but three members of the Sens' 2013 draft class have been invited to national team camps as part of the evaluation process for the World Juniors.
Marcus Hogberg, Curtis Lazar and Quentin Shore have all been invited to camps for the right to represent Sweden, Canada and the United States respectively. Here's what they had to say about their invites...
It's huge for me to be selected, to play for them. It's going to be fun. It has been good before. I've played three years with them (Sweden's national program) and I got good experience.
Curtis Lazar on the invite:
It was great. Everyone's primary goal is to play in the NHL but as a Canadian growing up the World Juniors is such a big part of our heritage and our pastime. Just to be invited to this event -- I really want to make the team and this is the first step... I talked to Ryan Jankowski (Head Scout for Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence) and I'm familiar with Brent Sutter -- he coaches in Red Deer and sees me play quite a bit -- so I'm looking forward to getting down there and showing them what I can do.
Curtis Lazar's favourite WJC memories:
There's so many. Probably the one I'll never forget is (Jordan) Eberle, of course, scoring in the last seconds (against Russia) and all that. There's so many... I want to write my own I guess you could say.
Quentin Shore on this year's camp:
It's been really exciting, I've been training really hard for that, getting ready for that in early August. This (development camp) has been good preparation for that, just getting on the ice and skating with good players.
Quentin Shore on past USA experiences:
It has been awesome in the past, it's always awesome when you can go out and represent your country -- even though I'm in Canada now. It might not make people here (Ottawa) too happy. It's always an honour and hopefully I can get that chance again.
10:30 AM: The boys are getting a crash course in proper warmup and recovery this morning courtesy of Athletic Therapist Dominic Nicoletta as well as flexibility with Strength and Conditioning coach Chris Schwarz.
9:30 AM: A public service announcement from your Ottawa Senators...
9:00 AM: Well, Day One of camp was a success with fitness testing, general exams and the first on-ice session of the week in the books.
Now that the new players have a friend or two and have a taste of what is in store for them this week, development camp rolls on. The group is in store for some off-ice training this morning before they're back on the ice at the Bell Sensplex for more on-ice work in the early afternoon.
Stay tuned here for updates throughout the day!
Here's your recap of day one of development camp ne courtesy of Sens TV and presented Sport Chek:
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