Six Rockets set to attend NHL Development Camps
A total of six Kelowna Rockets players will be attending NHL Development camps this week, including three Rockets players who went undrafted in the 2022 NHL Draft and a fourth player who is now a free agent.
Meanwhile, a trio of players who went undrafted at last week’s 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal have earned invites to camps.
Defenceman Jake Lee, who aged out of the Western Hockey League after this past season, also earned himself an invite to the Flames development camp as a free agent. The 20-year-old, who turns 21 this week, currently does not have a contract anywhere for the upcoming season.
Acquired from the Tri-City Americans in early November, the Talyn Boyko prospect put together a stellar campaign in a Rockets uniform that earned him the teams MVP award for the 2021-22 season.
He appeared in 46 games for Kelowna this season, posting a 28-12-1-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.79 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
In his first season with the Rockets, Dach led the Kelowna in points (79), assists (50) and shared the team lead in goals (29) through 61 games during the regular season. The 19-year-old also led the team in shots on goal with 274 and power play points with 27 (9G, 18A). He was named to the WHL’s B.C. Division First All-Star Team.
Our #FutureBlue Development Camp roster is here. ⬇️
See you tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/gYPc8jQdgY
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 10, 2022
Dach has a busy summer lined up, the Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. product is one of 44 players who has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team summer camp, set for July 23-27.
Graham went undrafted after being listed No. 156 among North American skaters on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s final rankings for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft released back in May.
The 6’3, 180-pound Kelowna product posted 33 points (10G, 23A), 43 penalty minutes and a +10 plus/minus rating through 64 regular-season games this year. Graham added a goal and an assist in five playoff games.
Dorey wasn’t listed on any rankings but has garnered NHL interest before, he was invited to the Boston Bruins development camp last fall after going undrafted in the 2021 NHL Draft.
The 6’3, 192-pound defenceman put up a career-high 21 points (3G, 18A) this past season. Dorey posted another two assists in six playoff games with the Rockets.
Kykkanen was also not ranked for the draft, the Rockets sixth-round pick (No. 115) in the WHL Prospects Draft signed Standard Player Agreement with Kelowna following this holiday break in December 2021 after starting the season in the AJHL.
The 6’3, 185-pound goaltender made 13 appearances in his first season with the Rockets, posting an 8-3-0-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and a shutout.
Jake Lee was named the Rockets top defenceman and earned a spot on the WHL’s B.C. Division First All-Star Team after leading all Rockets defencemen in scoring and setting career bests in every major offensive category including a +23 plus/minus rating.
Suiting up in all but two of the Rockets games this season, the 6’2, 194-pound defenceman set career highs across the board with 16 goals and 30 assists through 66 games.
The kids are in town!
We open our 2022 development camp tomorrow at @panthersiceden, finishing on July 15.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) July 10, 2022