Development Camp 2017

The weeks leading up to Development Camp have been eventful to say the very least. Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City will be hosting the slew of young-blood coming down the pipes! I will be keeping tabs on these boys from the 7th to the 9th with great anticipation and excitement.

Holland and his fellow big-wigs have taken a lot of flack in recent weeks and I look forward to seeing a few redeeming figures on the ice to justify his actions. The position of GM is one not generally smiled upon by franchise fan bases so I hope that the fans, myself included, will have reignited faith in their management after Development Camp. I am confident that there will be a few diamonds in the rough.

Courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings, below is the roster for this year’s development! Stay tuned for photos and player performance reviews!

Player Position 2016-17 Team Acquired
Jack Adams RW Fargo (USHL) 2017 6th Rd. (162nd overall)
Christoffer Ehn C Frolunda (SHL) 2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Mattias Elfstrom LW Malmo (Swe-Jr.) 2016 7th Rd. (197th overall)
Zach Gallant C Peterborough (OHL) 2017 3rd Rd. (83rd overall)
Brady Gilmour C Saginaw (OHL) 2017 7th Rd. (193rd overall)
Chase Pearson C Maine (HE) 2015 5th Rd. (140th overall)
David Pope LW Omaha (NCHC) 2013 4th Rd. (109th overall)
Michael Rasmussen C Tri-City (WHL) 2017 1st Rd. (9th overall)
Dylan Sadowy LW Grand Rapids (AHL) Trade with San Jose, 5/26/16
Givani Smith RW Guelph (OHL) 2016 2nd Rd. (46th overall)
Lane Zablocki C Regina/Red Deer (WHL) 2017 3rd Rd. (79th overall)
Oliver Castleman RW Niagara (OHL) Camp Invitee
Luke Esposito C Harvard (ECAC) Signed by Griffins, 4/12/17
Isaac Johnson C Des Moines (USHL) Camp Invitee
Sean Josling C Sarnia (OHL) Camp Invitee
Luke Kutkevicius C Hamilton (OHL) Camp Invitee
Tommy Marchin LW Brown (ECAC) Camp Invitee
Michael Pastujov LW U.S. National U18 Team Camp Invitee
Dominik Shine RW Northern Michigan (WCHA) Signed by Griffins, 3/14/17
Graham Slaggert C U.S. National U18 Team Camp Invitee
Brett Supinski C Union (ECAC) Camp Invitee

DEFENSEMEN (18)

Player Position 2016-17 Team Acquired
Dennis Cholowski D St. Cloud State (NCHC) 2016 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Cole Fraser D Peterborough (OHL) 2017 5th Rd. (131st overall)
Patrick Holway D Maine (HE) 2015 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Filip Hronek D Saginaw (OHL) 2016 2nd Rd. (53rd overall)
Kasper Kotkansalo D Sioux Falls (USHL) 2017 3rd Rd. (71st overall)
Gustav Lindstrom D Almtuna (Swe-2) 2017 2nd Rd. (38th overall)
Alfons Malmstrom D Orebro (Swe-Jr.) 2016 4th Rd. (107th overall)
Vili Saarijarvi D Mississauga (OHL) 2015 3rd Rd. (73rd overall)
Jordan Sambrook D Erie (OHL) 2016 5th Rd. (137th overall)
Malte Setkov D Malmo (Swe-Jr.) 2017 4th Rd. (100th overall)
Libor Sulak D Orli Znojmo (EBEL) Signed Free Agent, 5/24/17
Reilly Webb D Hamilton (OHL) 2017 6th Rd. (164th overall)
Tomas Dvorak D Karlovy Vary (Czech) Camp Invitee
Mitch Eliot D Michigan State (B10) Camp Invitee
Evan Fiala D Spokane/Saskatoon (WHL) Camp Invitee
Adam Larkin D Yale (ECAC) Camp Invitee
Patrick McCarron D Cornell (ECAC) Signed by Griffins, 3/28/17
Alex Peters D Flint (OHL) Camp Invitee

GOALTENDERS (6)

Player Position 2016-17 Team Acquired
Filip Larsson G Djurgarden (Swe-Jr.) 2016 6th Rd. (167th overall)
Matej Machovsky G Plzen (Czech) Signed Free Agent, 5/2/17
Keith Petruzzelli G Muskegon (USHL) 2017 3rd Rd. (88th overall)
Chase Perry G RPI (ECAC) 2014 5th Rd. (136th overall)
Joren van Pottelberghe G Davos (NLA) 2015 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Chicago Blackhawks G Thu. 7:30 p.m.
Kaden Fulcher G Hamilton (OHL) Camp Invitee
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