Friday, July 8, 2011

Development Camp Updates

Former Sea Dogs netminder Jacob DeSerres is one of four goaltenders taking part in Phoenix Coyotes Development Camp. DeSerres earned a free agent invite to the camp.

“I’m just trying to be myself and work hard,” said DeSerres to “I’d do that either way. I wouldn’t work less hard if I wasn’t trying to earn it (a spot in the organization), but it's still just a different mindset in your head, because you’re thinking you want to be part of this full-time, you don’t just want it to be a one-time experience.”

The Coyotes blog ‘Five For Howling’ was quite impressed with DeSerres today.

“Almost a complete 180 from Day 1,” writes Carl Putnam. “I thought he was the better of the two goalies on Day 2. His rebound control and lateral movement appeared to be much better. His body movements, his all exuded a confident goalie. On a number of occasions he displayed excellent patience by not going down too quickly with forwards coming in close. Given his history, it shouldn't be a surprise the guy bounced back after a not so great day.”

The players hit the ice for 90-minutes today. The camp wraps up on Sunday.

Tomas Jurco is currently attending Detroit Red Wings Development Camp in Traverse City. Selected 35th overall by the Red Wings in last month’s draft, this is Jurco’s first NHL camp.

The camp began yesterday and runs until July 14.

Speaking of Detroit, Puck Prospectus named their organization the best in terms of prospects.

The Vancouver Canucks website had a feature on Steven Anthony today. Anthony speaks about winning the Memorial Cup and the injury he suffered in the President’s Cup final.

Canucks Director of Player Development Dave Gagner shared some thoughts in the article. From the Canucks website:

While he does have one more year of junior eligibility left, it’s unlikely Anthony will return to the MJHL. The Canucks feel he is poised to be able to take that next step in his career as a player.

“He’s got a pro-style body and he can skate really well,” concludes Gagner. “He just has to continue in his learning curve with moving into the pro level now.”

A first round pick of the Montreal Canadiens at last month’s NHL Draft, Nathan Beaulieu was a star attraction at Habs Development Camp.

Along with a number of articles printed in major newspapers, Beaulieu was also featured on TSN’s SportsCentre yesterday.

Beaulieu stated that one of his goals this season back in Saint John will be to learn the language of the land.

"Now that I'm going to be in Montreal and with a French name, I should learn the language," Beaulieu said to the Montreal Gazette.

The Canadiens website and the Canadian Press also had stories on Beaulieu. has a couple of videos of the Sea Dogs defenseman.

Montreal’s Development Camp ended today.

Photo Credit: Coyotes Website

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