Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Many WHL'ers Off To NHL Camps

The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 131 WHL players have been invited to attend NHL training camps in September. All of the 131 players attending NHL camps are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2014-15 season.

Of the 131 WHL players set to attend NHL training camps, 92 were selected in the NHL Draft and 39 are free agent invitees. Of the players who are attending NHL camps, 44 have been signed to NHL entry-level contracts.

All 22 WHL Clubs will send at least two players to an NHL training camp. The Portland Winterhawks boast an impressive 13 players who will attend NHL camps, which is the most of any WHL Club.  In addition, the Edmonton Oil Kings will send 12 players to NHL camps, and the Kelowna Rockets will see 11 players attend NHL training camps.

Each year, WHL graduates make up a significant percentage of players who play in the NHL. In 2013-14, WHL graduates accounted for 20 per cent of all players who played at least one game in the NHL.

The following is a list of WHL players, by team, who will attend NHL training camps for the 2014-15 season:
Brandon Wheat Kings (7)
Name, NHL Club, Draft Year/Free Agent, Signed (Y/N)
Jayce Hawryluk, Florida Panthers, 2014, No
Richard Nejezchleb, New York Rangers, 2014, No
Jordan Papirny, Montreal Canadiens, F/A, No
Ryan Pulock, New York Islanders, 2013, YES
John Quenneville, New Jersey Devils, 2014, No
Peter Quenneville, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2013, No
Eric Roy, Calgary Flames, 2013, No
Calgary Hitmen (10)
Greg Chase, Edmonton Oilers, 2013, No
Chris Driedger, Ottawa Senators, 2012, YES
Radel Fazleev, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014, No
Kenton Helgesen, Anaheim Ducks, 2012, YES
Chase Lang, Minnesota Wild, 2014, No
Pavel Padakin, Calgary Flames, F/A, No
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014, No
Adam Tambellini, New York Rangers, 2013, No
Ben Thomas, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014, No
Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks, 2014, YES
Edmonton Oil Kings (12)
Brandon Baddock, New Jersey, 2014, No
Mads Eller, Dallas Stars, F/A, No
Aaron Irving, Nashville Predators, 2014, No
Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins, 2013, YES
Edgars Kulda, Arizona Coyotes, 2014, No
Curtis Lazar, Ottawa Senators, 2013, YES
Dysin Mayo, Arizona Coyotes, 2014, No
Mitchell Moroz, Edmonton Oilers, 2012, YES
Brett Pollock, Dallas Stars, 2014, No
Griffin Reinhart, New York Islanders, 2012, YES
Henrik Samuelsson, Phoenix Coyotes, 2012, YES
Ashton Sautner, Arizona Coyotes, F/A, No
Everett Silvertips (5)
Ben Betker, Edmonton Oilers, 2013, No
Jujhar Khaira, Edmonton Oilers, 2012, YES
Dawson Leedahl, Boston Bruins, F/A, No
Austin Lotz, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Mirco Mueller, San Jose Sharks, 2013, YES

Kamloops Blazers (4)
Ryan Rehill, New Jersey Devils, 2014, No
Matt Revel, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Collin Shirley, Dallas Stars, F/A, No
Cole Ully, Dallas Stars, 2013, No

Kelowna Rockets (11)
Tyson Baillie, San Jose Sharks, F/A, No
Myles Bell, New Jersey Devils, 2013, No
Madison Bowey, Washington Capitals, 2013, YES
Rourke Chartier, San Jose Sharks, 2014, No
Tyrell Goulbourne, Philadelphia Flyers, 2013, No
Justin Kirkland, Nashville Predators, 2014, No 
Ryan Olsen, Winnipeg Jets, 2012, YES
Damon Severson, New Jersey Devils, 2012, YES
Mitchell Wheaton, Detroit Red Wings, 2013, No
Jackson Whistle, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Dalton Yorke, San Jose Sharks, F/A, No

Kootenay Ice (8)
Tim Bozon, Montreal Canadiens, 2012, YES
Jaedon Descheneau, St. Louis Blues, 2014, No
Tanner Faith, Minnesota Wild, 2014, No
Jon Martin, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Luke Philp, Toronto Maple Leafs, F/A, No
Sam Reinhart, Buffalo Sabres, 2014, YES
Mackenzie Skapski, New York Rangers, 2013, YES
Rinat Valiev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2014, YES

Lethbridge Hurricanes (2)
Reid Duke, Minnesota Wild, 2014, No
Nick Walters, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2012 (St. Louis), No

Medicine Hat Tigers (6)
Miles Koules, Washington Capitals, F/A, No
Marek Langhamer, Arizona Coyotes, 2012, YES
Tyler Lewington, Washington Capitals, 2013, No
Hunter Shinkaruk, Vancouver Canucks, 2013, YES
Ty Stanton, Detroit Red Wings, F/A, No
Tommy Vannelli, St. Louis Blues, 2013, YES

Moose Jaw Warriors (4)
Tanner Eberle, Montreal Canadiens,F/A, No
Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014, No
Jack Rodewald, Buffalo Sabres, F/A, No
Dallas Valentine, New York Rangers, F/A, No

Portland Winterhawks (13)
Oliver Bjorkstrand, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2013, YES
Brendan Burke, Arizona Coyotes, 2013, No
Anton Cederholm, Vancouver Canucks, 2013, YES
Chase De Leo, Winnipeg Jets, 2014, No
Mathew Dumba, Minnesota Wild, 2012, YES
Blake Heinrich, Washington Capitals, 2013, No
Keegan Iverson, New York Rangers, 2014, No
Taylor Leier, Philadelphia Flyers, 2012, YES
Brendan Leipsic, Nashville Predators, 2012, YES
Nicolas Petan, Winnipeg Jets, 2013, YES
Derrick Pouliot, Pittsburgh Penguins, 2012, YES
Alex Schoenborn, San Jose Sharks, 2014, No
Dominic Turgeon, Detroit Red Wings, 2014, No

Prince Albert Raiders (5)
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, 2014, YES
Reid Gardiner, Minnesota Wild, F/A, No
Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets, 2013, YES
Mackenze Stewart, Vancouver Canucks, 2014, No
Hunter Warner, Minnesota Wild, F/A, No

Prince George Cougars (3)
Troy Bourke, Colorado Avalanche, 2012, YES
Marc McNulty, Detroit Red Wings, 2013, No
Zach Pochiro, St. Louis Blues, 2013, YES

Red Deer Rebels (6)Patrik Bartosak, Los Angeles Kings, 2013, YES
Conner Bleackley, Colorado Avalanche, 2014, No
Kayle Doetzel, Toronto Maple Leafs, F/A, No
Haydn Fleury, Carolina Hurricanes, 2014, YES
Wyatt Johnson, Anaheim Ducks, F/A, No
Evan Polei, St. Louis Blues, F/A, No
Regina Pats (6)
Kyle Burroughs, New York Islanders, 2013, No
Braden Christoffer, Washington Capitals, F/A, No
Dryden Hunt, Carolina Hurricanes, F/A, No
Morgan Klimchuk, Calgary Flames, 2013, YES
Chandler Stephenson, Washington Capitals, 2012, YES
Dmitry Sinitsyn, Dallas Stars, 2012, No

Saskatoon Blades (3)
Ryan Graham, Minnesota Wild, F/A, No
Nelson Nogier, Winnipeg Jets, 2014, No
Nikita Scherbak, Montreal Canadiens, 2014, YES

Seattle Thunderbirds (3)
Justin Hickman, Winnipeg Jets, F/A, No
Shea Theodore, Anaheim Ducks, 2013, YES
Evan Wardley, Montreal Canadiens, F/A, No

Spokane Chiefs (2)
Jason Fram, Calgary Flames, F/A, No 
Adam Helewka, St. Louis Blues, F/A, No 

Swift Current Broncos (5)
Colby Cave, Arizona Coyotes, F/A, No
Dillon Heatherington, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2013, No
Julius Honka, Dallas Stars, 2014, YES
Brett Lernout, Montreal Canadiens, 2014, No
Brycen Martin, Buffalo Sabres, 2014, No

Tri-City Americans (6)
Parker Bowles, Toronto Maple Leafs, F/A, No
Eric Comrie, Winnipeg Jets, 2013, YES
Justin Gutierrez, St. Louis Blues, F/A, No
Steven Hodges, Florida Panthers, 2012, YES
Jackson Playfair, Arizona Coyotes, F/A, No
Josh Thrower, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No

Vancouver Giants (4)
Matt Bellerive, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Mason Geertsen, Colorado Avalanche, 2013, No
Jackson Houck, Edmonton Oilers, 2013, No
Brett Kulak, Calgary Flames, 2012, YES

Victoria Royals (6)
Axel Blomqvist, Winnipeg Jets, F/A, YES
Travis Brown, Ottawa Senators, 2012 (Chicago), No
Austin Carroll, Calgary Flames, 2014, No
Joe Hicketts, Detroit Red Wings, F/A, No
Keegan Kanzig, Calgary Flames, 2013, YES
Brandon Magee, Calgary Flames, F/A, No

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