192 OHL Players Attend NHL Development Camps


192 past and present OHL players received invitations to NHL Development Camps across the continent this past month.

A total of 133 past or present OHL players that were either drafted or signed joined 59 free agent invitees in attending the camps, many of which included comprehensive on and off-ice elements in the local community as players got a feel for their new surroundings.

For the second straight year the Toronto Maple Leafs led the way with 17 OHL representatives attending camp while the Los Angeles Kings (12), Arizona Coyotes (11), Dallas Stars (10) and Vancouver Canucks (10) had totals in the double-digits.

All 20 OHL clubs featured past graduates and present players in attendance at camps with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds leading the way with 17 followed by the London Knights with 14, the Hamilton Bulldogs, Owen Sound Attack and Sarnia Sting each with 13 as well as the Ottawa 67’s with 12.

Three current OHLers including MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs), Michael Little (Mississauga Steelheads) and Christian Purboo (North Bay Battalion) attended multiple camps. Entwistle attended camp with the Arizona Coyotes before being dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks where he would also participate in mid-July. Little attended camp with both the Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames while Purboo was in camp with both the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

There was at least one OHL player or graduate present at Development Camps for each of the NHL’s 31 member teams.

Here’s a look at some of the new experiences OHL players and graduates had this past month:

(free agent invitees listed in italics)
* player attending two different NHL camps


ARIZONA COYOTES (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (11): Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s), Dennis Busby (Flint Firebirds), Cam Dineen (Sarnia Sting),  Nick Donofrio (Hamilton Bulldogs), MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs)*, Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s), Jaden Peca (Barrie Colts), Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm), Jalen Smereck (Flint Firebirds), Hudson Wilson (Ottawa 67’s)

BOSTON BRUINS (June 26-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (2): Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals), Jack Studnicka (Oshawa Generals)

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (June 25-28) // OHL graduates and players attending (4): Andrew Bruder (Niagara IceDogs), Liam Foudy (London Knights), Billy Moskal (London Knights)Kole Sherwood (Kitchener Rangers)

DALLAS STARS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (10): Nicholas Caamano (Hamilton Bulldogs), Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers), Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds), Curtis Douglas (Windsor Spitfires), Liam Hawel (Guelph Storm), Chris Martenet (Ottawa 67’s), Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers), Riley McCourt (Flint Firebirds)Anthony Popovich (Guelph Storm), Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)

EDMONTON OILERS (June 25-28) // OHL graduates and players attending (5): Evan Bouchard (London Knights), Kirill Maksimov (Niagara IceDogs), Ryan McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads), Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm), Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (3): Michael Little (Mississauga Steelheads)*, Zachary Magwood (Barrie Colts), Jacob Paquette (Kingston Frontenacs)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (8): Michael Dal Colle (Kingston Frontenacs), Josh Ho-Sang (Niagara IceDogs), Blade Jenkins (Saginaw Spirit), Kyle MacLean (Oshawa Generals), Hakon Nilsen (Flint Firebirds)Yannick Rathgeb (Plymouth Whalers), Mitchell Vande Sompel (London Knights), Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)

NEW YORK RANGERS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (6): Alex Basso (London Knights), Sean Day (Kingston Frontenacs), Tim Gettinger (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals), Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack), Joey Keane (Barrie Colts)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (17): Noah Carroll (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough Petes), Sean Durzi (Owen Sound Attack), TJ Fergus (Barrie Colts), Fedor Gordeev (Flint Firebirds), Nick Grima (Sarnia Sting), Mac Hollowell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Drew Hunter (Niagara IceDogs), Keeghan Howdeshell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)David Levin (Sudbury Wolves), Ryan McGregor (Sarnia Sting), Ryan Moore (Hamilton Bulldogs), Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs), JJ Piccinich (London Knights), Gera Poddubnyi (Erie Otters), Eemeli Rasanen (Kingston Frontenacs), Rasmus Sandin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

WINNIPEG JETS (June 25-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (3): Declan Chisholm (Peterborough Petes), Logan Stanley (Kitchener Rangers), Giovanni Vallati (Kitchener Rangers)

DETROIT RED WINGS (June 26-30) // OHL graduates and players attending (10): Marcus Crawford (Saginaw Spirit), Cole Fraser (Peterborough Petes), Kaden Fulcher (Hamilton Bulldogs), Zach Gallant (Peterborough Petes), Brady Gilmour (Saginaw Spirit), Pavel Gogolev (Detroit Red Wings), Maxim Golod (Erie Otters), Alec Regula (London Knights), Givani Smith (Guelph Storm), Reilly Webb (Saginaw Spirit)

FLORIDA PANTHERS (June 26-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (9): Jonathan Ang (Sarnia Sting), Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit), Jacob Friend (Owen Sound Attack), Joseph Garreffa (Kitchener Rangers), Ben Gleason (Hamilton Bulldogs), Brett McKenzie (Owen Sound Attack),  Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals), Riley Stillman (Hamilton Bulldogs), Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)

LOS ANGELES KINGS (June 26-28) // OHL graduates and players attending (12): Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack), Nathan Dunkley (London Knights), Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads), Jacob Moverare (Mississauga Steelheads), Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack), Christian Purboo (North Bay Battalion)*, Cole Purboo (Windsor Spitfires), Drake Rymsha (Sarnia Sting), Marc Stevens (Guelph Storm), Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs), Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs), Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

OTTAWA SENATORS (June 26-July 2) // OHL graduates and players attending (4): Logan Brown (Kitchener Rangers), Alex Formenton (London Knights), Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts), Brady Lyle (Owen Sound Attack), 



ST. LOUIS BLUES (June 26-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (7): Trenton Bourque (Owen Sound Attack), Filip Helt (Sarnia Sting), Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting), Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers), Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs), Alexey Toropchenko (Guelph Storm), Tyler Tucker (Barrie Colts)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (June 26-30) // OHL graduates and players attending (5): Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Alexey Lipanov (Sudbury Wolves), Mathew MacDougall (Windsor Spitfires), Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Jonne Tammela (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (June 26-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (5): Luke Burghardt (North Bay Battalion), Connor Corcoran (Windsor Spitfires), Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads), Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs), Jordan Kooy (London Knights), Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS (June 26-30) // OHL graduates and players attending (1): Kody Clark (Ottawa 67’s)

BUFFALO SABRES (June 27-30) // OHL graduates and players attending (4): Eric Cornel (Peterborough Petes), Cole Coskey (Saginaw Spirit), Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads), Cliff Pu (Kingston Frontenacs)

CAROLINA HURRICANES (June 27-30) // OHL graduates and players attending (4): Theo Calvas (Sarnia Sting)Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers), Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs), Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (June 27-29) // OHL graduates and players attending (6): Renars Krastenbergs (Oshawa Generals), Tobias Lindberg (Oshawa Generals), Sam Miletic (Niagara IceDogs), Christian Propp (North Bay Battalion), Connor Roberts (Flint Firebirds), Carter Robertson (Ottawa 67’s)

ANAHEIM DUCKS (June 28-July 1) // OHL graduates and players attending (2): Max Jones (Kingston Frontenacs), Jack Kopacka (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

COLORADO AVALANCHE (June 28 – July 2) // OHL graduates and players attending (3): Travis Barron (Ottawa 67’s), Brandon Saigeon (Hamilton Bulldogs), Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

MONTREAL CANADIENS (June 28-July 2) // OHL graduates and players attending (8): Jeremiah Addison (Windsor Spitfires), Will Bitten (Hamilton Bulldogs), Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs), Cam Hillis (Guelph Storm), Michael McNiven (Owen Sound Attack), Allan McShane (Oshawa Generals), Michael Pezzetta (Sarnia Sting), Hayden Verbeek (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (June 28-July 2) // OHL graduates and players attending (5): Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener Rangers), Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm), Matthew Strome (Hamilton Bulldogs), Maksim Sushko (Owen Sound Attack)

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (July 2-5) // OHL graduates and players attending (10): Matt Brassard (Oshawa Generals), Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires), Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack), Garrett McFadden (Guelph Storm), Adam McMaster (North Bay Battalion), Isaac Nurse (Hamilton Bulldogs), Petrus Palmu (Owen Sound Attack), Chris Paquette (Peterborough Petes), Christian Purboo (North Bay Battalion)* , Anthony Salinitri (Sarnia Sting)

CALGARY FLAMES (July 5-8) // OHL graduates and players attending (6): Jordan Ernst (Sarnia Sting), Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting), Michael Little (Mississauga Steelheads)*, Tyler Parsons (London Knights), Merrick Rippon (Ottawa 67’s), Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting)

SAN JOSE SHARKS (July 6) // OHL graduates and players attending (5): Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion), Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s), Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm), Jacob Middleton (Ottawa 67’s), Keaton Middleton (Saginaw Spirit)

MINNESOTA WILD (July 10-15) // OHL graduates and players attending (9): Sam Bitten (Ottawa 67’s), Gustav Bouramman (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit), Jacob Golden (London Knights), Ivan Lodnia (Erie Otters), Darian Pilon (Sudbury Wolves), Drake Pilon (Sudbury Wolves), Dante Salituro (London Knights), Dmitry Sokolov (Barrie Colts)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (July 10-14) // OHL graduates and players attending (7): Nathan Bastian (Mississauga Steelheads), Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts), Mitchell Hoelscher (Ottawa 67’s), Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads), Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Marian Studenic (Hamilton Bulldogs), Colton White (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (July 16-20) // OHL graduates and players attending (2): Adam Boqvist (London Knights), MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs)*, Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters) 

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