126 current WHL players at NHL camps

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Calgary, AB –

The Western Hockey League has announced that 126 players, all eligible to play in the WHL this season, have been invited to attend NHL training camps in September.

Surprisingly perhaps, only 80 are NHL Draft picks; 46 are free agent invitees or are eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft.

All 22 WHL Clubs will send at least one player to an NHL training camp.

The Kelowna Rockets, 2015 Memorial Cup runners up, have an impressive 11 players at NHL camps, the most of any WHL Club.

However, three other teams are not far behind Kelowna. Seattle Thunderbirds have ten pliers at camps, while both the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Portland Winterhawks have nine players at camps.

Here’s the full roster of Dub players attending NHL camps this month. This list includes 30 players from British Columbia (boldface).

Name, NHL Club, Draft Year/Free Agent

Brandon Wheat Kings (9)

Rihards Bukarts, Edmonton Oilers, 2016
Reid Duke, Minnesota Wild, 2014
Macoy Erkamps, St. Louis Blues, 2016
Jayce Hawryluk, Florida Panthers, 2014
Tim McGauley. Washington Capitals, 2016
Jordan Papirny, Edmonton Oilers, 2016
Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers, 2015
John Quenneville, New Jersey Devils, 2014
Colton Waltz, Edmonton Oilers, 2016

Calgary Hitmen (8)

Brendan Burke, Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent
Radel Fazleev, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014
Keegan Kanzig, Calgary Flames, 2013
Pavel Karnaukhov, Calgary Flames, 2015
Chase Lang, Minnesota Wild, 2014 (Nanaimo, BC)
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014
Ben Thomas, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014
Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks, 2014 (Abbotsford, BC)

Edmonton Oil Kings (6)

Brandon Baddock, New Jersey Devils, 2014
Alec Dillon, Los Angeles Kings, 2014 (Victoria, BC)
Aaron Irving, Nashville Predators, 2014
Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins, 2013 (Surrey, BC)
Dysin Mayo, Arizona Coyotes, 2014 (Victoria, BC)
Brett Pollock, Dallas Stars, 2014

Everett Silvertips (5)

Kevin Davis, Edmonton Oilers, 2016 (Kamloops, BC)
Noah Juulsen, Montreal Canadiens, 2015 (Abbotsford, BC)
Austin Lotz, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent
Nikita Scherbak, Montreal Canadiens, 2014
Carson Stadnyk, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent

Kamloops Blazers (4)

Connor Ingram, Detroit Red Wings, 2016
Ryan Rehill, New Jersey Devils, 2014
Deven Sideroff, Anaheim Ducks, 2014 (Summerland, BC)
Cole Ully, Dallas Stars, 2013

Kelowna Rockets (11)

Tyson Baillie, Calgary Flames, 2016
Madison Bowey, Washington Capitals, 2013
Rourke Chartier, San Jose Sharks, 2014
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, 2014
Justin Kirkland, Nashville Predators, 2014
Cole Linaker, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
Nick Merkley, Arizona Coyotes, 2015
Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets, 2013
Tomas Soustal, Calgary Flames, 2016
Devante Stephens, Buffalo Sabres, 2015 (White Rock, BC)
Jackson Whistle, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent (Kelowna, BC)

Kootenay ICE (6)

Jaedon Descheneau, St. Louis Blues, 2014
Tanner Faith, Minnesota Wild, 2014
Jon Martin, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent
Luke Philp, Philadelphia Flyers, Free Agent
Sam Reinhart, Buffalo Sabres, 2014 (West Vancouver, BC)
Rinat Valiev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2014

Lethbridge Hurricanes (2)

Giorgio Estephan, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Andrew Nielsen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2015

Medicine Hat Tigers (6)

Trevor Cox, Washington Capitals, Free Agent (Surrey, BC)
Markus Eisenschmid, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent
Dryden Hunt, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent (Cranbrook, BC)
Cole Sanford, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent (Vernon, BC)
Nick Schneider, Calgary Flames, 2016
Ty Stanton, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent

Moose Jaw Warriors (1)

Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014

Portland Winterhawks (9)

Rodrigo Abols, Vancouver Canucks, 2016
Paul Bittner, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015
Jack Dougherty, Nashville Predators, 2014
Adin Hill, Arizona Coyotes, 2015
Keegan Iverson, New York Rangers, 2014
Caleb Jones, Edmonton Oilers, 2015
Alex Schoenborn, San Jose Sharks, 2014
Keoni Texeira, Washington Capitals, 2016
Dominic Turgeon, Detroit Red Wings, 2014

Prince Albert Raiders (6)

Reid Gardiner, Vancouver Canucks, 2016
Matteo Gennaro, Winnipeg Jets, 2015
Brendan Guhle, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Nick McBride, Los Angeles Kings, 2016 (Maple Ridge, BC)
Mackenze Stewart, Vancouver Canucks, 2014
Hunter Warner, Minnesota Wild, Signed

Prince George Cougars (7)

Jared Bethune, Minnesota Wild, 2016
Jesse Gabrielle, Boston Bruins, 2015
Jansen Harkins, Winnipeg Jets, 2015 (North Vancouver, BC)
Brad Morrison, New York Rangers, 2015 (Prince George, BC)
Tate Olson, Vancouver Canucks, 2015
Sam Ruopp, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015
Chase Witala, Dallas Stars, Free Agent (Prince George, BC)

Red Deer Rebels (8)

Conner Bleackley, Colorado Avalanche, 2014
Haydn Fleury, Carolina Hurricanes, 2014
Wyatt Johnson, Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent
Adam Musil, St. Louis Blues, 2015 (BWC, born in Ottawa)
Nelson Nogier, Winnipeg Jets, 2014
Lane Pederson, Anaheim Ducks, 2016
Evan Polei, Detroit Red Wings, 2016
Michael Spacek, Winnipeg Jets, 2015

Regina Pats (4)

Adam Brooks, New York Rangers, 2015
Connor Hobbs, Washington Capitals, 2015
Austin Wagner, Los Angeles Kings, 2015
Sergey Zborovskiy, New York Rangers, 2015

Saskatoon Blades (2)

Ryan Graham, Minnesota Wild, Free Agent
Brycen Martin, Buffalo Sabres, 2014

Seattle Thunderbirds (10)

Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders, 2015 (Coquitlam, BC)
Ethan Bear, Edmonton Oilers, 2015
Scott Eansor, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2016
Ryan Gropp, New York Rangers, 2015 (Kamloops, BC)
Keegan Kolesar, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015
Gustav Olhaver, Colorado Avalanche, 2015
Turner Ottenbreit, New York Rangers, 2016
Jerret Smith, New York Rangers, Free Agent
Shea Theodore, Anaheim Ducks, 2013 (Langley, BC)
Jamal Watson, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent

Spokane Chiefs (3)

Evan Fiala, Florida Panthers, 2016
Jason Fram, Calgary Flames, 2016 (Delta, BC)
Adam Helewka, San Jose Sharks, 2015 (Burnaby, BC)

Swift Current Broncos (6)

Landon Bow, Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent
Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins, 2015
Glenn Gawdin, St. Louis Blues, 2015 (Richmond, BC)
Dillon Heatherington, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2013
Kade Jensen, Chicago Blackhawks, 2016
Brett Lernout, Montreal Canadiens, 2014

Tri-City Americans (5)

Brandon Carlo, Boston Bruins, 2015
Ty Comrie, Los Angeles Kings, 2016
Maxwell James, Arizona Coyotes, 2016 (Vancouver, BC, Kamloops MM)
Austyn Playfair, Arizona Coyotes, 2016
Parker Wotherspoon, New York Islanders, 2015 (Surrey, BC)

Vancouver Giants (2)

Radovan Bondra, Chicago Blackhawks, 2015
Mason Geertsen, Colorado Avalanche, 2013

Victoria Royals (6)

Greg Chase, Edmonton Oilers, 2013
Joe Hicketts, Detroit Red Wings, 2014 (Kamloops, BC)
Chaz Reddekopp, Los Angeles Kings, 2015 (West Kelowna, BC)
Evan Smith, Nashville Predators, 2015
Tyler Soy, Edmonton Oilers, 2016 (Cloverdale, BC)
Jack Walker, Minnesota Wild, 2016