The Florida Panthers announced today that 35 prospects (22 forwards, nine defensemen, four goalies) including center Jonathan Huberdeau (first round, third overall in 2011) and defenseman Erik Gudbranson (first round, third overall in 2010), as well as center Nick Bjugstad (first round, 19th overall in 2010), center Quinton Howden (first round, 25th overall in 2010), center Rocco Grimaldi (second round, 33rd overall in 2011) and goaltender Jacob Markstrom (second round, 31st overall in 2008) will attend the club’s development camp beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the Saveology.com Iceplex.
“Development camp gives our prospects the opportunity to learn about the commitment that is required to play at the National Hockey League level,” said Florida Panthers Executive V.P. & General Manager Dale Tallon. “We have put together a comprehensive week that includes three days of on-ice training, as well as off-ice sessions that stress the importance of strength and conditioning, nutrition, team work, mental skills and much more. We look forward to seeing our fans at the Saveology.com Iceplex next week.”
The Panthers have invited eight San Antonio Rampage (AHL) prospects who have American Hockey League (AHL) experience, including: forwards A.J. Jenks, Anthony Luciani, Eric Selleck, Scott Timmins, defensemen Adam Comrie and Colby Robak, and goaltenders Jacob Markstrom and Marc Cheverie.
The Panthers open development camp with their first on-ice practice on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m. (EDT) at the Saveology.com Iceplex. Two additional on-ice sessions will be held at the Saveology.com Iceplex on Thursday, July 14 at 9 a.m. (EDT) and Friday, July 15 at 9 a.m. (EDT). All development camp practices are free and open to the public. Media availability will follow each on-ice session.
For more information on the prospects development camp visit www.FloridaPanthers.com.