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106 WHL players attending NHL camps

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Calgary, Alta. The Western Hockey League is proud to announce 106 WHL players will attend NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season.

Of the 106 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward Kirby Dach, who was selected third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks, and Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram, who was selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche, at the 2019 NHL Draft. Twenty-two players are currently free agents heading into their 20-year-old season with their respective WHL Club. Twenty-two players were provided NHL camp invites.

Twenty WHL member Clubs are represented, with three teams leading the charge. The 2019 WHL Champion Prince Albert Raiders, as well as the Edmonton Oil Kings and Spokane Chiefs each have nine players at NHL camps.

Six teams follow closely with seven players attending NHL camps. The Kelowna Rockets, host of the 2020 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia, have seven players attending NHL camps. The Calgary Hitmen, Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Saskatoon Blades, and Vancouver Giants also have seven players in attendance with NHL teams.

Overall, the U.S. Division is sending the most players out of any WHL division, with 32 players off to NHL camps. The Central Division will see 28 players attend NHL camps with the East Division sending 25 and the B.C. Division sending 21. Overall, 56 forwards, 39 defencemen and 11 goaltenders from across the WHL will attend NHL camps in 2019.

The following is a list of WHL players, sorted alphabetical by team, who will attend NHL rookie and training camps:

Position, Name, NHL Team, Status

Brandon Wheat Kings (4)

F Luka Burzan Colorado Avalanche 2019 – Round 6 (171st)
F Marcus Kallionkieli Vegas Golden Knights 2019 – Round 5 (139th)
F Ben McCartney Philadelphia Flyers Eligible 2020
G Jiri Patera Vegas Golden Knights 2017 – Round 6 (161st)

 

Calgary Hitmen (7)

F Carson Focht Vancouver Canucks 2019 – Round 5 (133rd)
F Mark Kastelic Ottawa Senators 2019 – Round 5 (125th)
F James Malm Calgary Flames Free agent
F Riley Stotts Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 – Round 3 (83rd)
D Jackson van de Leest Calgary Flames Eligible 2020
D Jett Woo Vancouver Canucks 2018 – Round 2 (37th)
D Egor Zamula Philadelphia Flyers Signed (2018)

 

Edmonton Oil Kings (9)

F Vladimir Alistrov Toronto Maple Leafs Eligible 2020
F Trey Fix-Wolansky Columbus Blue Jackets 2018 – Round 7 (204th)
F Liam Keeler Edmonton Oilers Eligible 2020
F David Kope Calgary Flames Eligible 2020
F Josh Williams Pittsburgh Penguins Eligible 2020
D Ethan Cap Edmonton Oilers Eligible 2020
D Conner McDonald Ottawa Senators Free agent
D Wyatt McLeod Colorado Avalanche Eligible 2020
D Matthew Robertson New York Rangers 2019 – Round 2 (49th)

 

Everett Silvertips (7)

F Connor Dewar Minnesota Wild 2018 – Round 3 (92nd)
F Bryce Kindopp Colorado Avalanche Free agent
F Riley Sutter Washington Capitals 2018 – Round 3 (93rd)
D Jake Christiansen St. Louis Blues Free agent
D Gianni Fairbrother Montreal Canadiens 2019 – Round 3 (77th)
D Wyatte Wylie Philadelphia Flyers 2018 – Round 5 (127th)
G Dustin Wolf Calgary Flames 2019 – Round 7 (214th)

 

Kamloops Blazers (3)

F Martin Lang Carolina Hurricanes Eligible 2020
D Montana Onyebuchi Calgary Flames Eligible 2020
D Quinn Schmiemann Tampa Bay Lightning 2019 – Round 6 (182nd)

 

Kelowna Rockets (7)

F Nolan Foote Tampa Bay Lightning 2019 – Round 1 (27th)
F Dillon Hamaliuk San Jose Sharks 2019 – Round 2 (55th)
F Leif Mattson Carolina Hurricanes Free agent
F Kyle Topping Carolina Hurricanes Free agent
D Sean Comrie Philadelphia Flyers Eligible 2020
D Kaedan Korczak Vegas Golden Knights 2019 – Round 2 (41st)
D Jake Lee San Jose Sharks Eligible 2020

 

Lethbridge Hurricanes (6)

F Logan Barlage Colorado Avalanche Eligible 2020
F Jordy Bellerive Pittsburgh Penguins Signed (2017)
F Dylan Cozens Buffalo Sabres 2019 – Round 1 (7th)
F Jake Leschyshyn Vegas Golden Knights 2017 – Round 2 (62nd)
F Nick Henry Colorado Avalanche 2017 – Round 4 (94th)
D Calen Addison Pittsburgh Penguins 2018 – Round 2 (53rd)

 

Medicine Hat Tigers (4)

F Ryan Chyzowski Winnipeg Jets Eligible 2020
F James Hamblin Toronto Maple Leafs Free agent
F Brett Kemp New York Rangers Eligible 2020
G Mads Søgaard Ottawa Senators 2019 – Round 2 (37th)

 

Moose Jaw Warriors (3)

F Justin Almeida Pittsburgh Penguins 2018 – Round 5 (129th)
F Brayden Tracey Anaheim Ducks 2019 – Round 1 (29th)
D Josh Brook Montreal Canadiens 2017 – Round 2 (56th)

 

Portland Winterhawks (7)

F Cody Glass Vegas Golden Knights 2017 – Round 1 (6th)
F Jake Gricius San Jose Sharks Free agent
F Reece Newkirk New York Islanders 2019 – Round 5 (147th)
D Clay Hanus Ottawa Senators Eligible 2020
D Henri Jokiharju Buffalo Sabres 2017 – Round 1 (29th) (CHI)
D John Ludvig Florida Panthers 2019 – Round 3 (69th)
G Joel Hofer St. Louis Blues 2018 – Round 4 (107th)

 

Prince Albert Raiders (9)

F Cole Fonstad Montreal Canadiens 2018 – Round 5 (128th)
F Parker Kelly Ottawa Senators Signed (2017)
F Brett Leason Washington Capitals 2019  – Round 2 (56th)
F Aliaksei Protas Washington Capitals 2019 – Round 3 (91st)
D Zack Hayes Anaheim Ducks Free agent
D Max Martin Boston Bruins Free agent
D Bradyen Pachal Vegas Golden Knights Free agent
D Sergei Sapego Toronto Maple Leafs Signed (Toronto Marlies)
G Ian Scott Toronto Maple Leafs 2017 – Round 4 (110th)

 

Prince George Cougars (3)

F Josh Maser New York Rangers Free agent
D Cole Moberg Chicago Blackhawks 2019 – Round 7 (194th)
G Taylor Gauthier Boston Bruins Eligible 2020

 

Red Deer Rebels (2)

D Alexander Alexeyev Washington Capitals 2018 – Round 1 (31st)
D Dawson Barteaux Dallas Stars 2018 – Round 6 (168th)

 

Saskatoon Blades (7)

F Kirby Dach Chicago Blackhawks 2019 – Round 1 (3rd)
F Eric Florchuk Washington Capitals 2018 – Round 7 (217th)
F Kristian Marthinsen Washington Capitals 2017 – Round 7 (213th)
F Riley McKay Chicago Blackhawks Free agent
F Chase Wouters Anaheim Ducks Eligible 2020
D Nolan Kneen Colorado Avalanche Free agent
D Scott Walford Winnipeg Jets Free agent

 

Seattle Thunderbirds (4)

F Henrik Rybinski Florida Panthers 2019 – Round 5 (136th)
F Matthew Wedman Florida Panthers 2019 – Round 7 (199th)
D Jarret Tyszka Dallas Stars Free agent
G Roddy Ross Philadelphia Flyers 2019 – Round 6 (169th)

 

Spokane Chiefs (9)

F Jaret Anderson-Dolan Los Angeles Kings 2017 – Round 2 (41st)
F Adam Beckman Minnesota Wild 2019 – Round 3 (75th)
F Jake McGrew San Jose Sharks 2017 – Round 6 (159th)
F Luke Toporowski Winnipeg Jets Eligible 2020
F Eli Zummack Tampa Bay Lightning Eligible 2020
D Noah King New Jersey Devils Free agent
D Filip Kral Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 – Round 5 (149th)
D Ty Smith New Jersey Devils 2018 – Round 1 (17th)
G Lukas Parik Los Angeles Kings 2019 – Round 3 (87th)

 

Tri-City Americans (5)

F Krystof Hrabik St. Louis Blues Free agent
F Sasha Mutala Colorado Avalanche 2019 – Round 5 (140th)
F Kyle Olson Buffalo Sabres Free agent
D Mitchell Brown Minnesota Wild Eligible 2020
G Beck Warm Washington Capitals Free agent

 

Vancouver Giants (7)

F Milos Roman Calgary Flames 2018 – Round 4 (122nd)
D Bowen Byram Colorado Avalanche 2019 – Round 1 (4th)
D Kaleb Bulych Carolina Hurricanes Eligible 2020
D Alex Kannok-Leipert Washington Capitals 2018 – Round 6 (161st)
D Dylan Plouffe Montreal Canadiens Free agent
G Trent Miner Colorado Avalanche 2019 – Round 7 (202nd)
G David Tendeck Arizona Coyotes 2018 – Round 6 (158th)

 

Victoria Royals (1)

D Will Warm Vancouver Canucks Free agent

Winnipeg ICE (2)

F Peyton Krebs Vegas Golden Knights 2019 – Round 1 (17th)
F Michal Teplý Chicago Blackhawks 2019 – Round 4 (105th)

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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