27 CHL Players to attend NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

 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 CHL players have confirmed their participation:


Name                                       Pos.           Club (League)                         Height, Weight

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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


For a full list of invited players please visit

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