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Dallas Stars development camp to start Thursday, July 4th

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars will hold the club's annual development camp for over 30 top prospects from Thursday, July 4 to Wednesday July 10 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The daily schedule includes both on-and off-ice workouts, with all on-ice practice sessions being free and open to the public.

Six of Dallas' nine 2013 NHL Draft selections are scheduled to participate, as well as this year's and last year's first-round picks. The selections include forward Valeri Nichushkin (10th overall in 2013); forward Jason Dickinson (29th overall in 2013) and forward Radek Faksa (13th overall in 2012).

Other notable invitees include forward Matej Stransky, and defenseman Joe Morrow, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brenden Morrow.

Five players from the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex have also been invited, including Thomas Aldworth (Keller), J.B. Baum (Colleyville), Jake Fallon (Southlake), Greg Johnson (Dallas) and Matt Staples (Coppell).

Development Camp players will also participate in a ball hockey clinic with local Dr Pepper StarCenter youth hockey players, as well as children from the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County on Monday, July 8th from 2:00-2:45 p.m. at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.

The camp will conclude with a skills event, an autograph session with select prospects and a full scrimmage on Wednesday, July 10. The scrimmage starts at 10 a.m. and is followed by a brief autograph session.

The full schedule and roster can be accessed by clicking below:

2013 Development Camp Schedule

2013 Development Camp Roster

Team A and B Assignments

Please note that all on-ice session times are subject to change.

Development Camp started in the late 1990's by the Dallas Stars as a way to acclimate its top prospects to the organization. Over the years, the camp has evolved from strictly on-ice instruction and now serves as a week-long orientation where the club counsels its prospects in the areas of wellness, nutrition, media training and community outreach.

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