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College Players At NHL Development Camps, By NHL Teams

The NHL's yin to college's yang.

2012 Calgary NHL Draft pick (and Providence goalie) Jon Gillies
2012 Calgary NHL Draft pick (and Providence goalie) Jon Gillies
Jamie Sabau

If the New York Islanders are giving chances to schools, the Chicago Blackhawks are inviting everyone. 34 active or future.

Four Three schools - Bentley, Canisius, St. Lawrence and Princeton - see all of its representatives attending the Islanders' camp. (Same goes with Notre Dame's only undrafted invitee.) In fact, nearly half of Atlantic Hockey's prospect development camp invitees are.

Nearly 300 active and future players from 54 schools (53 of 59 Division 1 schools plus Chris Waterstreet of D3 Oswego State) are attending various camps running throughout the month of July.

Many of those attending are getting a chance to be coached by the teams holding their draft rights. However, more than one hundred collegians are going without being drafted. These players are invited by NHL teams and look to show and grow in front of the pros. Several undrafted free agents have made enough of an impression at these camps to be signed later in their careers.

34 of those collegians are among the nearly 60 players attending Chicago's development camp next week. Compared with only 3 attending Colorado's camp, the range between teams is high.

Some teams (Tampa Bay LightningNew York Rangers) have already finished camps, but most are going on this week with a few outliers next week. This allows for several undrafted players to attend multiple camps.

Below is a list of every active and future college player attending a development camp sorted by NHL team.

Note that this is just active and future players. There are many more with college ties who have graduated or signed a professional contract attending development camps that are not included for the purposes of this list. So a player like recently graduated national champ Daniel Carr of Union is not on this list despite attending Montreal's camp.

At the same time, not every NHL team has released a development camp roster. (Not every list is the same. Some just have names, some have teams and then there's a Florida, who includes Twitter handles, or Washington making a media guide.) A few clubs - Buffalo, Carolina, New Jersey and Pittsburgh - are holding camps next week and only a few players are known. (7/15 UPDATE: All 30 teams have released rosters.)

We will update this list when that happens, but if you see someone not here who should be, let us know.

Keys: *** indicates player was invited. College team listed in parenthesis. 2015 indicates player will begin freshman season that year. A player in italics is attending multiple camps.

Anaheim Ducks

Grant Besse (Wisconsin)

Brian Cooper (Nebraska-Omaha)

Christian Hilbrich (Cornell)***

Eli Lichtenwald (Union)***

Jacob MacDonald (Cornell)***

Ryan Massa (Nebraska-Omaha)***

Brandon Montour (UMass)

Kevin Roy (Northeastern)

Scott Savage (Boston College)***

Keaton Thompson (North Dakota)

Andy Welinski (Minnesota-Duluth)

Also 2015 commits Matt Berkovitz (Wisconsin) and Nick Nonis (New Hampshire)

Arizona Coyotes

Connor Clifton (Quinnipiac)

Jared Fiegl (Cornell)

Hunter Fejes (Colorado College)

Rhett Holland (Michigan State)

Zac Larraza (Denver)

Torin Snyderman (Northeastern)***

Jedd Soleway (Wisconsin)

Boston Bruins

Cole Bardreau (Cornell)***

Kyle Baun (Colgate)***

Matt Benning (Northeastern)

Anders Bjork (Notre Dame)

Michael Doherty (Yale)***

Ryan Fitzgerald (Boston College)

Alex Globke (Lake Superior State)***

Zane Gothberg (North Dakota)

Matt Grzelcyk (Boston University)

Colton Hargrove (Western Michigan)

Rob O'Gara (Yale)

Wiley Sherman (Harvard)

Oleg Yevenko (UMass)***

Also 2015 commits Ryan Donato (Harvard) and Billy Sweezey (Yale)

Buffalo Sabres (July 14-18)

Drake Caggiula (North Dakota)***

J.T. Compher (Michigan)

Hudson Fasching (Minnesota)

Sean Malone (Harvard)

Liam Pecararo (Maine)***

Cal Petersen (Notre Dame)

Andrew Prochno (St. Cloud State)***

Patrick Russell (St. Cloud State)***

Maxwell Willman (Brown)

Calgary Flames

Scott Allen (Alaska-Anchorage)***

Casey Bailey (Penn State)***

Chris Dienes (Western Michigan)***

Brandon Denham (Robert Morris)***

Grayson Downing (New Hampshire)***

Jon Gillies (Providence College)

John Gilmour (Providence College)

Tim Harrison (Colgate)

Brandon Hickey (Boston University)

Cole Huggins (Minnesota State)***

Mark Jankowski (Providence College)

Carolina Hurricanes (July 21-26)

Mike Chiasson (Michigan)***

Warren Foegele (New Hampshire)

Jacob MacDonald (Cornell)***

Brett Pesce (New Hampshire)

Jaccob Slavin (Colorado College)

Also 2016 commit Logan Halladay (Minnesota)***

Chicago Blackhawks

Zachary Aston-Reese (Northeastern)***

Drew Brevig (Ohio State)***

Michael Borkowski (Colgate)***

Chris Calnan (Boston College)

Tanner Fritz (Ohio State)***

Quinn Gould (Merrimack)***

Cole Gunner (Air Force)***

John Hayden (Yale)

Vince Hinostroza (Notre Dame)

Ryan Hitchcock (Yale)***

Brady Hoffman (Vermont)***

Matheson Iacopelli (Western Michigan)

Sam Jardine (Ohio State)***

Luke Johnson (North Dakota)

Nolan LaPorte (Western Michigan)***

Brenden Kotyk (Minnesota-Duluth)***

Anthony Louis (Miami)

Alex Lyon (Yale)***

Nick Mattson (North Dakota)

Ryan Obuchowski (Yale)***

Matthew O'Connor (Boston University)***

Frederik Olofsson (Colorado College)

Michael Paliotta (Vermont)

Paul Phillips (Denver)

Nick Schmaltz (North Dakota)

Dylan Sikura (Northeastern)

Luc Snuggerud (Nebraska-Omaha)

Beau Starrett (Cornell)

John Stevens (Northeastern)***

Nolan Stevens (Northeastern)***

Troy Stecher (North Dakota)***

Matt Tomkins (Ohio State)

Brian Ward (St. Lawrence)***

Matthew Zay (Mercyhurst)***

Also includes 2015 commit Jack Ramsey (Minnesota)

Colorado Avalanche

Will Butcher (Denver)

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State)

Also 2015 commit Landon Smith (Quinnipiac)***

Columbus Blue Jackets

Seth Ambroz (Minnesota)

Tyler Bird (Brown)

Ryan Collins (Minnesota)

Sonny Milano (Boston College)

Mike Reilly (Minnesota)

Dallas Stars

Christian Frey (Ohio State)***

Michael Prapavessis (RPI)

John Searfoss (Nebraska-Omaha)***

Devin Shore (Maine)

Detroit Red Wings

Cole Bardreau (Cornell)***

Kyle Baun (Colgate)***

Michael Babcock (Merrimack)***

Kevin Clare (Michigan)***

Mark Cooper (Bowling Green)***

James de Haas (Clarkson)

Alex Globke (Lake Superior State)***

Hampus Gustafsson (Merrimack)***

Trevor Hamilton (Miami)***

David Johnstone (Michigan Tech)***

Dylan Larkin (Michigan)

Ben Marshall (Minnesota)

Mike McKee (Western Michigan)

Edwin Minney (Michigan State)***

Ryan Obuchowski (Yale)***

David Pope (Nebraska-Omaha)

River Rymsha (Dartmouth)***

Tylor Spink (Colgate)***

Tyson Spink (Colgate)***

Edmonton Oilers

Evan Campbell (UMass-Lowell)

Josh Healey (Ohio State)***

Joey LaLeggia (Denver)

Colin Markison (Vermont)***

John McCarron (Cornell)

Aidan Muir (Western Michigan)

Zach Nagelvoort (Michigan)

Tyler Vesel (Nebraska-Omaha)

Florida Panthers

Matt Buckles (Cornell)

Evan Cowley (Denver)

Michael Downing (Michigan)

Ben Gallacher (UMass)

Zach Hyman (Michigan)

Michael Matheson (Boston College)

Ian McCoshen (Boston College)

Kyle Rau (Minnesota)

Colin Stevens (Union)***

Mike Vecchione (Union)***

Joe Wegwerth (Notre Dame)

Eddie Witchcow (Wisconsin)

Also 2015 commit Miguel Fidler (Ohio State)

Los Angeles Kings

Jonny Brodzinski (St. Cloud State)

Joel Lowry (Cornell)

Kenney Morrison (Western Michigan)***

Also 2015 commits Alec Dillon (RPI) and Patrick Newell (St. Cloud State)***

Minnesota Wild

Louie Belepedio (Miami)

Brooks Bertsch (St. Cloud State)***

Adam Gilmour (Boston College)

Alex Iafallo (Minnesota-Duluth)***

Tanner Kero (Michigan Tech)***

Vinni Lettieri (Minnesota)***

Mario Lucia (Notre Dame)

Grant Opperman (Dartmouth)***

Zach Palmquist (Minnesota State)***

Avery Peterson (Nebraska-Omaha)

Eric Scheid (Penn State)***

Carson Soucy (Minnesota-Duluth)

Alex Tuch (Boston College)

Also 2015 commits Tyler Sheehy (Minnesota)*** and Hunter Warner (Minnesota State)***

Montreal Canadiens

Justin Agosta (New Hampshire)***

Sam Anas (Quinnipiac)***

Josiah Didier (Denver)

Danny Federico (Quinnipiac)***

Mark MacMillan (North Dakota)

Brandon McNally (Dartmouth)***

C.J. Motte (Ferris State)***

Vincent Muto (Niagara)***

Mike Szmatula (Northeastern)***

Also 2015 commits Hayden Hawkey (Providence College) and Nikolas Koberstein (Alaska)

Nashville Predators

Teemu Kivihalme (Colorado College)

Wade Murphy (North Dakota)

Zach Stepan (Minnesota State)

Jimmy Vesey (Harvard)

New Jersey Devils

Mike Ambrosia (Princeton)***

Blake Coleman (Miami)

Charlie Finn (Colgate)***

Joshua Jacobs (Michigan State)

Ryan Johnston (Colgate)***

Matt Lorito (Brown)***

Ross Mauerman (Providence College)

Darcy Murphy (Colgate)***

Blake Pietila (Michigan Tech)

Ryan Rosenthal (Northeastern)***

Steven Santini (Boston College)

Nick Saracino (Providence College)***

Miles Wood (Boston College)

Tyler Wood (Brown)***

Also 2015 commit Joey Dudek (Boston College)

New York Islanders

Jake Bischoff (Minnesota)

Taylor Cammarata (Minnesota)

Austin Cangelosi (Boston College)***

Thomas Ebbing (Michigan State)***

Alex Grieve (Bentley)***

Sam Herr (Notre Dame)***

Woody Hudson (St. Lawrence)***

Ty Loney (Denver)***

Mike Marnell (St. Lawrence)

Eamon McAdam (Penn State)

Robbie Russo (Notre Dame)

Jake Rutt (Maine)

Ryan Siiro (Princeton)***

Doyle Somerby (Boston University)

Steve Swavely (Maine)

Devon Toews (Quinnipiac)

Stephon Williams (Minnesota State)

Also: 2015 commit Chris Makowski (Mercyhurst) is invited

New York Rangers

Luke Curadi (RPI)***

Kevin Duane (Boston College)

Steven Fogarty (Notre Dame)

Spiro Goulakos (Colgate)***

Vinni Lettieri (Minnesota)***

Ryan Mantha (North Dakota)

Tyler Nanne (Ohio State)

Matt Neal (RPI)***

Eric Neiley (Dartmouth)***

Matt O'Connor (Boston University)***

Kevin Rooney (Providence College)***

Brady Skjei (Minnesota)

Colin Stevens (Union)***

Ottawa Senators

Robert Baillargeon (Boston University)

Shane Eiserman (New Hampshire)

Chris LeBlanc (Merrimack)

Quentin Shore (Denver)

Kelly Summers (Clarkson)

Kevin Tansey (Clarkson)***

Alex Vazzano (Sacred Heart)***

Also 2015 commit Miles Gendron (Connecticut)

Philadelphia Flyers

Terrance Amorosa (Clarkson)

David Drake (Connecticut)

Mark Friedman (Bowling Green)

Nick Luukko (Vermont)

Merrick Madsen (Harvard)

Ryan McKay (Miami)***

Reese Wilcox (Cornell)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Dane Birks (Michigan Tech)

Teddy Blueger (Minnesota State)

Blaine Byron (Maine)

Jake Guentzel (Nebraska-Omaha)

Jake Hildebrand (Michigan State)***

Troy Josephs (Clarkson)

Nick Lappin (Brown)***

Stephen Mastalerz (Massachusetts)

Brad McClure (Minnesota State)

Daniel Renouf (Maine)***

Ryan Segalia (Connecticut)

Also 2015 commit Anthony Angello (Cornell)

San Jose Sharks

Gage Ausmus (North Dakota)

Jake Jackson (Michigan Tech)

Justin Kloos (Minnesota)***

Jake Kulevich (Colgate)***

Sean Kuraly (Miami)

Danny O'Regan (Boston University)

Rick Pinkston (Dartmouth)***

Jakob Reichert (Bowling Green)***

Joakim Ryan (Cornell)

Scott Savage (Boston College)***

Matt Skoff (Penn State)***

Cliff Watson (Michigan Tech)

St. Louis Blues

Mackenzie MacEachern (Michigan State)

Tyler Parks (St. Lawrence)***

Colton Parayko (Alaska)

Austin Poganski (North Dakota)

Jordan Schmaltz (North Dakota)

Dwyer Tschantz (Cornell)

Jake Walman (Providence College)

Also 2015 commit Maxim Letunov (Boston University)

Tampa Bay Lightning

Brian Hart (Harvard)

Johnathon MacLeod (Boston University)

Brendan O'Donnell (North Dakota)

Matthew Peca (Quinnipiac)

Dan Renouf (Maine)***

Adam Wilcox (Minnesota)

Clay Witt (Northeastern)***

Toronto Maple Leafs

Tony Cameranesi (Minnesota-Duluth)

J.J. Piccinich (Boston University)

Zachary Pryzbek (Brown)

Dominic Toninato (Minnesota-Duluth)

Nolan Vesey (Maine)

Samuel Vignault (Clarkson)

Also 2015 commits Robert Carpenter (Boston University)*** and Dakota Joshua (Ohio State)

Vancouver Canucks

Matthew Beattie (Yale)

Michael Borkowski (Colgate)***

Daniel Ciampini (Union)***

Thatcher Demko (Boston College)

Tommy Fallen (Yale)***

Michael Garteig (Quinnipiac)***

Paul Geiger (Clarkson)***

Ben Hutton (Maine)

Matt O'Connor (Boston University)***

Troy Stecher (North Dakota)***

Washington Capitals

Riley Barber (Miami)

Marcus Basara (Alaska)***

Ian Brady (Nebraska-Omaha)***

Drew Brevig (Ohio State)***

Travis Boyd (Minnesota)

Thomas DiPauli (Notre Dame)

Patrick Koudys (Penn State)

Joona Kunnas (Connecticut)***

Zach Loesch (Lake Superior State)***

Conor MacPhee (Providence College)***

Brian Pinho (Providence College)

Zach Saar (Penn State)***

Zach Sanford (Boston College)

Chris Waterstreet (Oswego DIII)

Sam Warning (Minnesota)***

Austin Wuthrich (Notre Dame)

Also 2015-16 commits Shane Gersich (North Dakota), Jimmy Schuldt (St. Cloud State)*** and Steven Spinner (Nebraska-Omaha)

Winnipeg Jets

Taylor Fleming (Western Michigan)

C.J. Franklin (Minnesota State)

Ralfs Freibergs (Bowling Green)***

Jack Glover (Minnesota)

Shane Hanna (Michigan Tech)***

Aaron Harstad (Colorado College)***

Brendan Harms (Bemidji State)***

Jason Kasdorf (RPI)

Kalle Kosilla (St. Cloud State)***

Karson Kuhlman (Minnesota-Duluth)***

Tanner Lane (Nebraska-Omaha)

Kevin Lohan (Michigan)***

Tucker Poolman (North Dakota)

Jamie Phillips (Michigan Tech)***

Peter Stoykewych (Colorado College)

Reid Sturos (Michigan Tech)***

Blake Tatchell (Alaska-Anchorage)***

Matt Ustaski (Wisconsin)

Frank Vatrano (UMass)***

Nolan Zajac (Denver)

Odds & Ends

Most college invites by team: (note one player can go to multiple camps)

Chicago: 34 (invited nearly 60 players total)

Winnipeg: 20

Detroit: 19

Washington: 19

New York Islanders: 17

Boston: 15

Minnesota Wild: 15

Least college players:

Colorado: 3

Dallas: 4

Nashville: 4

Columbus: 5

Los Angeles: 5

3 or more players from 1 school at a team camp

Boston (Yale)

Calgary (Providence)

Chicago (Northeastern with 4, North Dakota with 4, Ohio State with 4, Yale)

Columbus (Minnesota Golden Gophers)

Detroit (Colgate)

New Jersey Devils (Colgate, Boston College)

Winnipeg (Michigan Tech)

-Yep, Chicago has a lot of players. And Yale takes the ball that many schools follow with two players from the same team attending a camp (to cut down costs?) and ups it by having 3 players at two different development camps. That only gets matched by Colgate, a team that featured only one drafted player (Tim Harrison - Calgary) last season.

-All facts come from the original posting and may have changed with updates.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments or tweet either @sbncollegepuckor @gopherstate

Don't forget, we also sorted by college teams - this is long enough for one post - so see which colleges are represented for your team there.


Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation. You can also follow him on Twitter --