Potential top 2011 picks to be on display
Monday, 06.14.2010 / 3:48 PM / Minnesota Wild | 2010 NHL Entry Draft
By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Staff Writer
Some of those players will be on display in Calgary from July 31-Aug. 3 at Hockey Canada's selection camp for the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament, an under-18 elite international event to be held Aug. 10-14 in Slovakia.
Among the players to watch are Peterborough Petes left wing Matt Puempel, the Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year who led all Ontario Hockey League first-year players with 33 goals and 64 points; Red Deer Rebels center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who finished fifth among Western Hockey League rookies with 65 points in 67 games and was named WHL rookie of the year; and Everett Silvertips defenseman Ryan Murray, who played for Canada's World Under-18 Championship team.
Of the 38 skaters invited to the camp, all are eligible for the 2011 Draft except for three players who can't be picked until the 2012 selection process – Murray, Ottawa 67s defenseman Cody Ceci, and Baie-Comeau Drakkar forward Raphael Bussieres.
Four goalies will be selected for the camp following a goaltender evaluation camp being held June 17-20 in Calgary.
Team Canada's Hlinka team will be coached by George Burnett of the Belleville Bulls. Acadie-Bathurst Titan coach Ron Choules and Tri-City Americans coach Jim Hiller will serve as assistants.
HOCKEY CANADA SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM SELECTION CAMP
DEFESEMEN – Myles Bell, Regina (WHL)*; Cody Ceci, Ottawa (OHL); Dillon Donnelly, Shawinigan (QMJHL)*; Dougie Hamilton, Niagara (OHL)*; Scott Harrington, London (OHL)*; Ryan Murphy, Kitchener (OHL)*; Ryan Murray, Everett (WHL); Jimmy Oligny, Prince Edwards Island (QMJHL) *; Xavier Ouellet, Montreal (QMJHL) *; Stuart Percy, Mississauga St. Michael's (OHL) *; Jonathan Racine, Shawinigan (QMJHL) *; Reece Scarlett, Swift Current (WHL) *; Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon (WHL) *; Stephen Woodworth, Lewiston (QMJHL) *.
FORWARDS – Brent Andrews, Halifax (QMJHL) *; Olivier Archambault, Val d'Or (QMJHL) *; Austen Brassard, Belleville (OHL) *; David Broll, Erie (OHL) *; Raphael Bussieres, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL); Daniel Catenacci, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) *; Michael Curtis, Belleville (OHL) *; Phillip Danault, Victoriaville (QMJHL) *; Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John (QMJHL) *; Boone Jenner, Oshawa (OHL) *; Jean-Francois Leblanc, Val d'Or (QMJHL) *; Lucas Lessio, St. Michael's (CCHL) *; Adam Lowry, Swift Current (WHL) *; Mark McNeill, Prince Albert (WHL) *; Garrett Meurs, Plymouth (OHL) *; Bryce Milson, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) *; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer (WHL) *; Matt Puempel, Peterborough (OHL) *; Alan Quine, Kingston (OHL) *; Ty Rattie, Portland (WHL) *; Brett Ritchie, Sarnia (OHL) *; Carter Sandlak, Guelph (OHL) *; Colin Smith, Kamloops (WHL) *; Michael St. Croix, Edmonton (WHL) *.
*- eligible for 2011 Entry Draft