Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sea Dogs At NHL Development Camps Update

Former Sea Dogs defenseman Eric Gelinas is taking part in New Jersey Devils rookie camp this week. The camp began on Monday.

“The objective of this is to give an orientation as to what the philosophy is of the organization,” Devils’ President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello told the Devils website. “We had a meeting last night and we talked about a lot of things A to Z, as far as getting accustomed to the trainers, getting accustomed to the locker room, getting accustomed to everything that we do.”

The New York Post wrote yesterday that Gelinas was standing out at the camp.

Gelinas had a good rookie season with the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, registering 16 goals and 21 assists in 75 games.

Washington Capitals development camp ended on Saturday with a scrimmage. Stanislav Galiev scored the opening goal of the match. Team Red – Galiev’s team – would win 4-3 in overtime.

The Washington Capitals website has the entire game on archive.

Japers’ Rink has plenty of news and links from the final day. Russian Machine Never Breaks has a bunch of photos.

Minnesota Wild development camp came to an end on Sunday. A scrimmage was held with Charlie Coyle on Team White and Zack Phillips on Team Green. Team White won 6-5 at the Xcel Energy Center.

"Whenever you have guys like Granlund and Zucker on one team and the other team beats us two nights, it just speaks to how much talent there is in this organization," said Phillips.

“While it wasn't as good as Thursday's performance - Phillips seemed to have some heavy legs - he had a solid effort setting up his linemates,” writes Nathan Wells of First Round Bust. “There was a little more stickhandling and Zack was looking to be a playmaker (honestly I'm not sure if that's an extension of this being an exhibition scrimmage or if Phillips is looking at that more) and it didn't click all the way.”

“On Thursday, I came away unimpressed with Coyle despite the 28th overall pick in 2010 scoring a goal and assisting on another,” Wells added. “That wasn't the case Sunday. Charlie had his moments in the second scrimmage and what really impressed me was the improvement from the things I thought he struggled with on Thursday.”

Here are the highlights from Sunday’s scrimmage.

Here’s Coyle doing some stuff.

Pittsburgh Penguins development camp ended on Saturday with a scrimmage at CONSOL Energy Center.

“It was a great way to end the week,” former Sea Dog Simon Despres told the Penguins website. “We had a nice game and everyone played hard. It’s fun to have a lot of fans. The fans were incredible to come and see us prospects.”

The Penguins website has your camp wrap-up.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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