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by George Malik on 07/07/11 at 05:13 PM ET
Updated 3x at 6:54 PM: Sproul and Macek are participating, Jurco’s wearing #28 and RWC’s Sarah Lindenau was spot-on about the try-outs: From my greedy little hands to you, here’s the Wings’ prospect development camp roster, try-outs included, for those of you who are interested as the youngsters—who didn’t arrive in Traverse City until this morning—get their feet wet with a pretty spirited practice:
38 Thomas McCollum
66 Tyson Teichmann*
2 Brendan Smith
32 Adam Almquist
64 Danny Dekeyser*
42 Max Nicastro
15 Richard Nedomlel
Update: Yes, Ryan Sproul is here and he’s wearing #62
3 Brad Walch*
47 Brent Raedeke
14 Gustav Nyquist
60 Trevor Parkes
70 Willie Coetzee
58 Landon Ferraro
58 Nick Oslund
68 Adam Estoclet*
24 Dean Chelios*
63 Julien Cayer
45 Casey Fraser*
Injured: Gleason Fournier
34 Petr Mrazek
31 Evan Mosher*
25 Brian Lashoff
54 Sebastien Piche
27 Travis Ehrhardt
56 Bryan Rufenach
61 Xavier Ouellet
75 Artem Sergeev*
77 Jake Chelios*
Update Tomas Jurco is wearing #28
53 Louis-Marc Aubry
65 Mitchell Callahan
71 Travis Novak*
Update: Yes, Brooks Macek is here and is wearing #50
74 Alan Quine
29 Marek Tvrdon
73 Phillipe Hudon
72 Zachery Franko*
49 Jesse Fraser*
Players with asterisks next to their names are try-outs.
Update: The first group has left the ice at 3:41 PM—team Lidstrom skated first—and Team Zetterberg will skate from about 3:45-4:45. There are several members of the MSM here as well as the Red Wings’ website’s staff, and on the executive front, I’ve seen assistant GM/capologist Ryan Martin, Ken Holland (briefly, talking on his Blackberry), power skating consultant Tomas Storm and Cranbrook-Kingswood coach Andy Weidenbach, who will get down to business tomorrow.
This really is a “getting your feet wet” skate, with Griffins coach Curt Fraser, assistant coach Jim Paek, Red Wings video coordinator Keith McKittrick and director of player development Jiri Fischer running the show as usual.
Thus far, passes have been off at times, Fraser and Paek have repeatedly stopped drills to demand a crisper pace or better execution and while Brendan Smith and Gustav Nyquist have hammed it up a bit, most of the players seem pretty darn serious.
I believe that Richard Nedomlel cramped up halfway through the 2:30-3:30 practice as he headed back to the bench and never left.
Update #2: Names and numbers fixed. You try writing and talking to Ken Holland at the same time.
Update #3: RedWingsCentral’s Sarah Lindenau was spot-on, via her Left Wing Lock Blog:
Tyson Teichmann – A 6-foot, 146 pound goalie who plays for the Belleville Bulls. The former first round selection in the OHL priority draft backstopped the Canadian Under-18 team to a gold medal in 2010. Teichmann is a butterfly style goalie who’s inconsistent play is likely the reason why he was not drafted and was an early cut from the Canadian World Junior selection camp this season.
Danny Dekeyser – A 6-foot-2, 170 pound defenseman who played for Western Michigan University this season. The Algonac Michigan native is a stay at home defenseman who is a good skater and plays with a physical edge.
Adam Estoclet – A 6-foot-2, 172 pound forward wrapped up his collegiate career earlier this Spring while attending Dartmouth College. The Orno, Minnesota native played seven games with Providence of the AHL after signing a amateur try-out contract.
Brad Walch – A 6-foot-1, 209 pound defenseman is another Michigan product who currently plays for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. He’s a rugged defenseman who plays a steady defensive game.
Zach Franko – A 5-foot-11, 175 left wing who opted to play for Kelowna of the WHL after originally committing to Bemidji State University. Franko is an undersized offensive forward who notched 22 goals and 53 points as a WHL rookie.
Evan Mosher – A 6-foot, 186 pound goalie who has played the last three seasons for the PEI Rockets of the QMJHL. Mosher posted a respectable 2.79 goals against in 57 games this season marking his first sub .300 season to date.
Travis Novak- 5-foot-11, 160 pound forward who has spent the last three years at St. Cloud State University. The 22 year-old forward nearly had his hockey career halted when he suffered an ugly neck injury in November the resulted him laying on the ice for 25 minutes.
Artem Sergeev – A 6-foot-1, 205 pound defenseman who played for Val d’Or of the QMJHL last year. The Russian native is an offensive defeseman who who makes a good first pass.
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