Toronto to host 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

By League Press Release

Thirty-six of the top-rated players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft have accepted invitations to participate in the 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp, August 17 and 18, the National Hockey League announced.

27 of the 36 players are from Canadian Hockey League teams including 15 from the Ontario Hockey League, seven from the Western Hockey League, and five from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Participating players were selected by NHL Central Scouting and rank high on the 2012 Futures Lists.  The talented group of skaters and goaltenders will show off their playing skills to general managers and talent evaluators from around the League in a unique best-on-best setting that commences their Draft-eligible seasons.

Dan Byslma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dave Tippett head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, along with NHL Hockey Operations staff will lead the players over the course of two days as they test a number of proposed rules changes, rink markings and strategies.

The following players have confirmed their participation:


Name                                         Pos.       Club (League)                                 Height, Weight

ALTSHULLER, DANIEL            G            NEPEAN (CCHL)                            6′ 2′, 194 lbs

ATHANASIOU, ANDREAS      C            LONDON (OHL)                              5′ 11′, 157 lbs

BEAUVILLIER, FRANCIS         LW          RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)                      6′ 1′, 170 lbs

BUSSIERES, RAPHAEL          LW          BAIE-COMEAU (QMJHL)              6′ 1′, 183 lbs

CAMPAGNA, MATTHEW        C            SUDBURY (OHL)                           5′ 10′, 170 lbs

CECI, CODY                             D            OTTAWA (OHL)                              6′ 2′, 203 lbs

CURCURUTO, GIANLUCA     D            SAULT STE. MARIE (OHL)            6′ 1′, 191 lbs 

DARCY, CAMERON                C            U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL)                 6′ 0′, 185 lbs

DI GIUSEPPE, PHILLIP           LW          U OF MICHIGAN (CCHA)              6′ 0′, 185 lbs

DRIEDGER, CHRIS                 G            CALGARY (WHL)                           6′ 2′, 172 lbs

DUMBA, MATHEW                   D            RED DEER (WHL)                          5′ 11′, 171 lbs

EBERT, NICK                            D            WINDSOR (OHL)                            6′ 0′, 195 lbs

FRASER, JEREMIE                 D            ACADIE-BATHURST (QMJHL)     6′ 1′, 200 lbs

FRK, MARTIN                           RW         HALIFAX (QMJHL)                         6′ 0′, 192 lbs

GALCHENYUK, ALEX              C/LW      SARNIA (OHL)                                6′ 0′, 185 lbs

GAUNCE, BRENDAN              C            BELLEVILLE (OHL)                        6′ 2′, 205 lbs

GIRGENSONS, ZEMGUS       C            DUBUQUE (USHL)                         6′ 1′, 182 lbs

GUDBRANSON, ALEX            D            KINGSTON (OHL)                          6′ 1′, 200 lbs

KERDILES, NICOLAS              LW          U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL)                 6′ 1’, 183 lbs

KOSMACHUK, SCOTT            RW         GUELPH (OHL)                              6’ 0’, 182 lbs

LAUGHTON, SCOTT               C            OSHAWA (OHL)                             6′ 0′, 174 lbs

MAIDENS, JARROD                C            OWEN SOUND (OHL)                   6′ 1′, 169 lbs

MATHESON, MICHAEL           D            DUBUQUE (USHL)                         6′ 0′, 170 lbs

MARCANTUONI, MATIA         C            KITCHENER (OHL)                        5′ 11′, 185 lbs

MURRAY, RYAN                      D            EVERETT (WHL)                            6′ 0′, 182 lbs

OLSON, COLLIN                      G            U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL)                 6′ 3’, 189 lbs

POULIOT, DERRICK                D            PORTLAND (WHL)                         5′ 11′, 185 lbs

RIELLY, MORGAN                   D            MOOSE JAW (WHL)                      5′ 11′, 189 lbs

RYAN, ANDREW                      LW          HALIFAX (QMJHL)                         6′ 3’, 193 lbs

SCHMALTZ, JORDAN             D            SIOUX CITY (USHL)                      6′ 2′, 175 lbs

SISSONS, COLTON                 RW         KELOWNA (WHL)                           6′ 1′, 182 lbs

SIWAK, DAULTON                   C            RED DEER (WHL)                          5′ 11′, 190 lbs

SUBBAN, MALCOLM               G            BELLEVILLE (OHL)                        6′ 1′, 178 lbs

TIERNEY, CHRIS                     LW          LONDON (OHL)                              6′ 0′, 170 lbs

TROUBA, JACOB                     D            U.S. UNDER-18 (USHL)                 6′ 1′, 175 lbs

YAKUPOV, NAIL                       RW         SARNIA (OHL)                                5′ 11′, 180 lbs

For a full list of invited players please visit www.nhl.com.