Summer Camp: OHL’ers at NHL Development Camps

By: Bryan Thiel

Each year NHL teams hold Development Camps for recently drafted/signed prospects, and to get a good look at some of the players that didn’t get draft but might be worth an entry-level contract.

Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of just who’s going where during the summer, so we’ve broken it down below, going team-by-team through the NHL. As some teams have not released a full roster, this list will be updated as information becomes available.

*Denotes player drafted in the 2016 NHL Draft

^Denotes player attending multiple camps

~Denotes player who failed to sign with the team that drafted them and are now attending camps as a Free Agent


Anaheim Ducks

Brandon Crawley, London Knights (FA invite)

T.J. Fergus, Erie Otters (FA Invite)

*Max Jones, London Knights (1st round, 24th overall, 2016)

*Jack Kopacka, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (4th round, 93rd overall, 2016)

Julius Nattinen, Windsor Spitfires (2nd round, 59th overall, 2015)


Arizona Coyotes

Kyle Capobianco, Sudbury Wolves (3rd round, 63rd overall, 2015)

*Jakob Chychrun, Sarnia Sting (1st round, 16th overall, 2016)

*Cam Dineen, North Bay Battalion (3rd round, 68th overall, 2016)

Jalen Smereck, Flint Firebirds (FA Invite)

Kyle Wood, North Bay Battalion (Acquired from Colorado; signed to ELC)

Christian Dvorak, London Knights (2nd round, 58th overall, 2014)

Christian Fischer, Windsor Spitfires (2nd round, 32nd overall, 2015)

Mason Kohn, Kitchener Rangers (FA Invite)

Ryan MacInnis, Kitchener Rangers (2nd round, 43rd overall, 2014)

Brendan Perlini, Niagara IceDogs (1st round, 12th overall, 2014)

Niki Petti, Hamilton Bulldogs (FA Invite)

Dylan Strome, Erite Otters (1st round, 3rd overall, 2015)


Calgary Flames

Rasmus Andersson, Barrie Colts (2nd round, 53rd overall, 2015)

Andrew Mangiapane, Barrie Colts (6th round, 166th overall, 2015) **WILL NOT PARTICIPATE DUE TO INJURY**

*Tyler Parsons, London Knights (2nd round, 54th overall, 2016)

*Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames (1st round, 6th overall, 2016)


Chicago Blackhawks

*Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters (2nd round, 39th overall, 2016)

Graham Knott, Niagara IceDogs (2nd round, 54th overall, 2015)

Roy Radke, Barrie Colts (6th round, 164th overall, 2015)


Colorado Avalanche

*Travis Barron, Ottawa 67’s (7th round, 191st overall, 2016)


Dallas Stars

*Nick Caamano, Flint Firebirds (5th round, 146th overall, 2016)

Dawson Carty, Kitchener Rangers (FA Invite)

Chris Martenet, London Knights (4th round, 103rd overall, 2015)

Ethan Szypula, Owen Sound Attack (FA Invite)


Edmonton Oilers

*Markus Niemelainen, Saginaw Spirit (3rd round, 63rd overall, 2016)

*Dylan Wells, Peterborough Petes (5th round, 123rd overall, 2016)


Los Angeles Kings

Mike Amadio, North Bay Battalion (3rd round, 90th overall, 2014)

Erik Cernak, Erie Otters (2nd round, 43rd overall, 2015)

Jack Flinn, Mississauga Steelheads (FA Invite)

*Jacob Friend, Owen Sound Attack (7th round, 202nd overall, 2016)

Matt Luff, Hamilton Bulldogs (FA Invite)

Matt Schmalz, Sudbury Wolves (5th round, 134th overall, 2015)

Damir Sharipzyanov, Owen Sound Attack (Signed UDFA)

Spencer Watson, Kingston Frontenacs (7th round, 209th overall, 2014)


Minnesota Wild

Gustav Bouramman, Sault Ste. Marie (7th round, 201st overall, 2015)

Pavel Jenys, Niagara IceDogs (7th round, 199th overall, 2014)

*Dmitri Sokolov, Sudbury Wolves (7th round, 196th overall, 2016) **WILL NOT PARTICIPATE DUE TO INJURY**


Nashville Predators

Kris Bennett, Saginaw Spirit (FA Invite)


San Jose Sharks

Kevin Labanc, Barrie Colts (6th round, 171st overall, 2014)


St. Louis Blues

^Jeremy Brodeur, Oshawa Generals (FA Invite)

Vince Dunn, Niagara IceDogs (2nd round, 56th overall, 2015)

*Jordan Kyrou, Sarnia Sting (35th overall, 2nd round, 2016)

Luke Opilka, Kitchener Rangers (5th round, 146th overall, 2016) **WILL NOT PARTICIPATE DUE TO INJURY**

Dmitirii Sergeev, Kitchener Rangers (Signed UDFA)


Vancouver Canucks

Luke Burghardt, Guelph Storm (FA Invite)

*Cole Candella, Hamilton Bulldogs (5th round, 140th overall, 2016)

*Olli Juolevi, London Knights (1st round, 5th overall, 2016)

Kyle Maksimovich, Erie Otters (FA Invite)

*Brett McKenzie, North Bay (7th round, 194th overall, 2016)


Winnipeg Jets

Brendan Lemieux, Windsor Spitfires (Acquired from Buffalo; signed to ELC)

*Logan Stanley, Windsor Spitfires (1st round, 18th overall, 2016)


Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins

^Stephen Dhillon, Niagara IceDogs (FA Invite)

Zach Senyshyn, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (1st round, 15th overall, 2015) **WILL NOT PARTICIPATE DUE TO INJURY (MONO)**


Buffalo Sabres

Jalen Chatfield, Windsor Spitfires (FA Invite)

Eric Cornel, Peterborough Petes (2nd round, 44th overall, 2014)

^Frank Hora, Kitchener Rangers (FA Invite)

-Ryan Mantha, Niagara IceDogs (FA Invite; unsigned by New York Rangers)

Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, Mississauga Steelheads (FA Invite)

*Alex Nylander, Mississauga Steelheads (1st round, 8th overall, 2016)

*Austin Osmanski, Mississauga Steelheads (7th round, 189th overall, 2016)

*Cliff Pu, London Knights (3rd round, 69th, 2016)


Carolina Hurricanes

*Noah Carroll, Guelph Storm (6th round, 164th overall, 2016)

Warren Foegele, Kingston Frontenacs (3rd round, 67th overall, 2014)

Ben Gleason, Hamilton Bulldogs (FA Invite)

*Jeremy Helvig, Kingston Frontenacs (5th round, 134th overall, 2016)

Steven Lorentz, Peterborough Petes (7th round, 186th overall, 2015)

Roland McKeown, Kingston Frontenacs (Acquired from LA; signed to ELC)

Alex Nedeljkovic, Niagara IceDogs (2nd round, 37th overall, 2014)

-Alex Peters, Flint Firebirds (FA Invite; unsigned by Dallas)

Josh Wesley, Niagara IceDogs (4th round, 96th overall, 2014)


Columbus Blue Jackets

^Jeremy Brodeur, Oshawa Generals (FA Invite)

Stephen Gibson, Mississauga Steelheads (FA Invite)

Jacob Graves, London Knights (FA Invite)

Frank Hora, Kitchener Rangers (FA Invite)

Jordan Maletta, Niagara IceDogs (Signed UDFA)

Lucas Peressini, Kingston Frontenacs (FA Invite)

Dante Salituro, Ottawa 67’s (FA Invite)

Justin Scott, Barrie Colts (Signed UDFA)

Kole Sherwood, London Knights (FA Invite)

Blake Siebenaler, Niagara IceDogs (3rd round, 77th overall, 2014)


Detroit Red Wings

Dylan Sadowy, Barrie Colts (Acquired from San Jose; signed to ELC)

*Givani Smith, Guelph Storm (2nd round, 46th overall, 2016)

Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion (FA Invite)

Luke Kirwan, Flint Firebirds (FA Invite)

Matthew Santos, North Bay Battalion (Signed w/Grand Rapids of AHL)

Villi Saarijarvi, Mississauga Steelheads (3rd round, 73rd overall, 2015)

*Jordan Sambrook, Erie Otters (5th round, 137th overall, 2016)

^Stephen Dhillon, Niagara IceDogs (FA Invite)

Connor Hicks, Hamilton Bulldogs (FA Invite)


Florida Panthers

*Jonathan Ang, Peterborough Petes (4th round, 94th overall, 2016)

Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs (1st round, 11th overall, 2015)

Juho Lammikko, Kingston Frontenacs (3rd round, 65th overall, 2015)

Miles Liberati, Kitchener Rangers (FA Invite, unsigned by Vancouver)

*Adam Mascherin, Kitchener Rangers (2nd round, 38th overall, 2016)

*Riley Stillman, Oshawa Generals (4th round, 114th overall, 2016)

Thomas Schemitsch, Owen Sound Attack (3rd round, 88th overall, 2015)


Montreal Canadiens

Jeremiah Addison, Saginaw Spirit (7th round, 207th overall, 2015)

*William Bitten, Flint Firebirds (3rd round, 70th overall, 2016)

Hayden McCool, Windsor Spitfires (FA Invite)

Michael McNiven, Owen Sound Attack (Signed UDFA)

*Victor Mete, London Knights (4th round, 100th overall, 2016)

Petrus Palmu, Owen Sound Attack (FA Invite)

*Michael Pezzetta, Sudbury Wolves (6th round, 160th overall, 2016)

*Mikhail Sergachev, Windsor Spitfires (1st round, 9th overall, 2016)


New Jersey Devils

*Nathan Bastian, Mississauga Steelheads (2nd round, 41st overall, 2016)

Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts (2nd round, 42nd overall, 2015)

*Evan Cormier, Saginaw Spirit (4th round, 105th overall, 2016)

*Michael McLeod, Mississauga Steelheads (1st round, 12th overall, 2016)

Josh Jacobs, Sarnia Sting (2nd round, 41st overall, 2014)

Blake Speers, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (3rd round, 67th overall, 2015)

Colton White, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (4th round, 97th overall, 2015)

Pavel Zacha, Sarnia Sting (1st round, 6th overall, 2015)


New York Islanders

Michael Dal Colle, Kingston Frontenacs (1st round, 5th overall, 2014)

Connor Graham, Ottawa 67’s (FA Invite)

Josh Ho-Sang, Niagara IceDogs (1st round, 28th overall, 2014)

Lukas Lofquist, Oshawa Generals (FA Invite)

Mitch Vande Sompel, Oshawa Generals (3rd round, 82nd overall, 2015)


New York Rangers

Nick Betz, Erie Otters (FA Invite)

*Sean Day, Mississauga Steelheads (3rd round, 81st overall, 2016)

Tim Gettinger, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (FA Invite)

Brandon Halverson, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (2nd round, 59th overall, 2014)


Ottawa Senators

*Logan Brown, Windsor Spitfires (1st round, 11th overall, 2016)

Domenic Commisso, Oshawa Generals (FA Invite)


Philadelphia Flyers

*Connor Bunnaman, Kitchener Rangers (4th round, 109th overall, 2016)

Garrett McFadden, Guelph Storm (FA Invite)

Travis Konecny, Sarnia Sting (1st round, 24th overall, 2015)

*Anthony Salinitri, Sarnia Sting (6th round, 172nd overall, 2016)


Pittsburgh Penguins

*Connor Hall, Kitchener Rangers (3rd round, 77th overall, 2016)

James McEwan, Guelph Storm (FA Invite)

Michael Webster, Barrie Colts (FA Invite)

-C.J. Yakimoowicz, London Knights (FA Invite; unsigned by St. Louis)


Tampa Bay Lightning

Anthony Cirelli, Oshawa Generals (3rd round, 2015)

Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (2nd round, 2016)

Dominik Masin, Peterborough Petes (2nd round, 2014)

*Chris Paquette, Niagara IceDogs (5th round, 2016)

*Taylor Raddysh, Erie Otters (2nd round, 2016)

Matt Spencer, Peterborough Petes (2nd round, 2015)

Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw Spirit (2nd round, 2015)


Toronto Maple Leafs

Jeremy Bracco, Kitchener Rangers (2nd round, 61st overall, 2015)

Travis Dermott, Erie Otters (2nd round, 34th overall, 2015)

Stephen Desrocher, Kingston Frontenacs (6th round, 155th overall, 2015)

Tye Felhaber, Saginaw Spirit (FA Invite)

Nikita Korostelev, Sarnia Sting (7th round, 185th overall, 2015)

Alan Lyszczarczyk, Sudbury Wolves (FA Invite)

Mason Marchment, Mississauga Steelheads (Signed w/Toronto of AHL)

Mitch Marner, London Knights (1st round, 4th overall, 2015)

*Nicolas Mattinen, London Knights (6th round, 179th overall, 2016)

*Keaton Middleton, Saginaw Spirit (4th round, 101st overall, 2016)

David Ovsjannikov, Barrie Colts (FA Invite)

J.J. Piccinich, London Knights (4th round, 103rd overall, 2014)

Brandon Saigeon, Hamilton Bulldogs (FA Invite)


Washington Capitals

Josh Burnside, Mississauga Steelheads (FA Invite)


Bryan Thiel is a freelance broadcaster who has covered the OHL from rink-side and the broadcast booth. He has also helped produce OHL features for the past four seasons. You can follow him on Twitter @BryanThiel_88.




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