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Wild Development Camp to be held July 8-14

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the organization will hold a development camp for team prospects July 8-14 at Xcel Energy Center.


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The seven-day camp will focus on the development of the organization’s top young prospects in both on-ice and off-ice settings. Minnesota Wild coaches Mario Tremblay, Mike Ramsey, Bob Mason and Matt Shaw along with Houston Aeros coaches Kevin Constantine, Luke Strand and Troy Ward will lead the on-ice sessions. The players will also participate in daily strength and conditioning education sessions and receive nutritional instruction.

A total of 27 players are scheduled to attend the Wild’s 2008 Development Camp including 17 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft.  Players scheduled to attend include the team’s last four first round draft picks: Tyler Cuma (2008), Colton Gillies (2007), James Sheppard (2006) and Benoit Pouliot (2005).

#   FORWARDS         HT    WT    SHOOTS    BORN        BIRTHPLACE
75 Cody Almond        6-2    194    Left    7/24/89        Calgary, Alberta
78 Cal Clutterbuck    5-10    203    Right    11/18/87    Welland, Ontario
71 Eero Elo        6-3    189    Right    4/26/90        Rauma, Finland   
68 Colton Gillies    6-4    182    Left    2/12/89        Surrey, B.C.   
65 Ryan Hamilton    6-2    230    Left    4/15/85        Oshawa, Ontario   
45 Chris Hickey        6-3    185    Right    9/2/88        St. Paul, Minnesota
54 Justin Hodgman    6-2    183    Left    6/27/88        Brampton, Ontario   
23 Petr Kalus        6-1    201    Left    6/29/87        Ostrava, Czechoslovakia   
57 Matt Kassian        6-4    247    Left    10/28/86    Edmonton, Alberta   
46 Brian Kaufman    6-4    205    Left    2/25/84        Shoreview, Minnesota   
63 Morten Madsen    6-2    191    Left    1/16/87        Rodovre, Denmark   
39 Carson McMillan    6-2    200    Right    9/10/88        Brandon, Manitoba   
73 John Mitchell     6-5    216    Left    7/10/86        Neenah, Wisconsin   
67 Benoit Pouliot    6-3    183    Left    9/29/86        Alfred, Ontario       
15 James Sheppard    6-2    210    Left    4/25/88        Halifax, Nova Scotia   

# DEFENSEMEN         HT    WT    SHOOTS    BORN        BIRTHPLACE       
79 Paul Albers        6-1    189    Left    10/15/85    Melville, Saskatchewan   
64 Tyler Cuma        6-2    193    Left    1/19/90        Toronto, Ontario   
72 Justin Falk        6-5    211    Left    10/11/88    Snowflake, Manitoba   
76 Harri Ilvonen    6-2    187    Left    11/3/88        Helsinki, Finland   
31 Sean Lorenz        6-1    198    Right    3/10/90        Littleton, Colorado   
59 Kyle Medvec        6-5    202    Left    6/16/88        Westminster, Colorado   
74 Maxim Noreau        5-11    192    Right    5/14/87        Montreal, Quebec   
61 Marco Scandella    6-2    205    Left    2/23/90        Montreal, Quebec   
62 Michael Sdao        6-4    210    Right    7/3/89        Niwot, Colorado       

# GOALTENDERS      HT    WT    CATCHES    BORN            BIRTHPLACE       
70 Anton Khudobin    5-11    176    Left    5/7/86        Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan   
60 Cody St. Jacques    5-11    170    Right    5/14/90        Iroquois Falls, Ontario   
43 Steven Stanford    6-0    170    Left    9/10/90        Calgary, Alberta   


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