Vees at Summer Development Camps

Development Camp

From the BCHL:

NCAA-bred hockey players now account for 30 per cent of the talent in the NHL and with that in mind, teams are inviting huge numbers of college players to their summer prospects camps.

This year, of the 438 442 NCAA players invited to NHL camps, 52  54 are BCHL graduates and two are current players.

There are just eight NHL teams that did not have a BCHL alum at their camp this summer. Of the 22 clubs that did, 12 of them had multiple BCHLers attending. There are 13 BCHL clubs represented by these graduates.

Also, Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson attended the Toronto Maple Leafs development camps as a guest coach.

The following is the complete list of BCHL talent on display at this summer’s camps along with their college program and BCHL club.

(*Drafted by club) (+Signed as free agent)

Anaheim Ducks
Nick Nonis, New Hampshire (played last season and will play coming season with Powell River Kings)

Scott Conway (Penticton Vees)


Boston Bruins
Mark Hamilton, Maine (Vernon Vipers)
*Danton Heinen, Denver (Surrey Eagles)
Brandon Tanev, Providence (Surrey Eagles)

Mike Garteig, Quinnipiac (Penticton Vees)

Buffalo Sabres
+Matt Garbowsky, RIT (Powell River Kings)

Calgary Flames
Adam Clark, New Hampshire (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Jon Jutzi, Minnesota State (Powell River Kings)
+Kenney Morrison, Western Michigan (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)

Chicago Blackhawks
*Liam Coughlin, Vermont (played last season with Vernon Vipers – Drafted in 2014 by Oilers, traded July 6 to Blackhawks)
Connor LaCouvee, Boston University (Alberni Valley Bulldogs – Also to attend New York Rangers camp)

Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Scarfo, Union College (Powell River Kings)

Detroit Red Wings
*James de Haas, Clarkson (Penticton Vees)
Bryce Gervais, Minnesota State (Salmon Arm Silverbacks/Penticton Vees)

Edmonton Oilers
*Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell (Langley Rivermen)
Luke Esposito, Harvard (Chilliwack Chiefs)
*Joey LaLeggia, Denver (Penticton Vees)
Mike Rebry, Western Michigan (Penticton Vees)

Los Angeles Kings 
*Joel Lowry, Cornell (Victoria Grizzlies)
Reid Sturos, Michigan Tech (Nanaimo Clippers)

Minnesota Wild
*Nolan De Jong, Michigan (Victoria Grizzlies)
+Grayson Downing, New Hampshire (West Kelowna Warriors)
*Mario Lucia, Notre Dame (Penticton Vees)
+Mike Reilly, Minnesota (
Penticton Vees – Originally drafted by Columbus in 2011)

Brad McClure, Minnesota-Mankato (Penticton Vees)

Louie Nanne, RPI (Penticton Vees)

Montreal Canadiens
+Dan Carr, Union College (Powell River Kings)
*Mark MacMillan, North Dakota (Alberni Valley Bulldogs/Penticton Vees)
Ryan Rosenthal, Northeastern (Coquitlam Express)

Nashville Predators
*Garrett Noonan, Boston University (Vernon Vipers – played last season with Milwaukee Admirals)

New Jersey Devils
*Alex Kerfoot, Harvard (Coquitlam Express)

New York Rangers
*Steven Fogarty, Notre Dame (Penticton Vees)

Connor LaCouvee, Boston University (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)

Ottawa Senators
*Miles Gendron, UConn (played last season with Penticton Vees)

Pittsburgh Penguins
*Dane Birks, Michigan Tech (Merritt Centennials)
*Sean Maguire, Boston University (Powell River Kings)

San Jose Sharks
+Joel Rumpel, Wisconsin (Penticton Vees)

Toronto Maple Leafs
+Casey Bailey, Penn State (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)
Vancouver Canucks
Matt Ginn, Holy Cross (Victoria Grizzlies)

Washington Capitals
Marcus Basara, Alaska (Vernon Vipers/West Kelowna Warriors)
Kevin Lohan, Michigan (Merritt Centennials)

Winnipeg Jets
Craig Dalrymple, Ohio State (Powell River Kings)
James Kruger, Dartmouth (Langley Rivermen)
Tyler Morley, Alaska (Surrey Eagles)
*Jamie Phillips, Michigan Tech (Powell River Kings)
Landon Smith, Quinnipiac (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Troy Stecher, North Dakota (Penticton Vees)
*Matt Ustaski, Wisconsin (Langley Rivermen)



About CBeauchemin

Director of Broadcasting & Communication for the Penticton Vees
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One Response to Vees at Summer Development Camps

  1. Jean Mitchell says:

    Wow, very impressive list! Especially “my boys” who are former Penticton Vees! Hope you’re not embarrassed by that remark. We’re all very proud of you.😊

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