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06/24/2019 at 1:22pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The majority of picks from last weekend’s draft will attend, as well as 2018 first-round picks Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno, signed free-agent prospects and undrafted free agent invitees from college, junior or European leagues.

“We get to know the kids a little bit and try to set them up and educate them if they need it,” general manager Steve Yzerman said. “They all have varying experience as far as training and eating properly, so they are at different stages from different countries and backgrounds. We want to educate them on what they need to be doing on and off the ice this summer.

“For the ones we do get to bring back in September (junior league players), make sure they have a real good summer, and for the ones we don’t get back that are in college or have to play in Europe, make sure they understand what they need to do — the lifestyle and dedication, the work ethic, the training to get to the NHL.


added 1:32pm, Wings release camp news below.

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the roster for their 2019 Development Camp, which will be held at the BELFOR Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena from Tuesday, June 25 to Saturday, June 29. The camp roster currently consists of 24 forwards, 15 defensemen and eight goaltenders.

Ten of the 11 players the Red Wings selected at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on June 21 and 22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be in attendance for Development Camp: forwards Albin Grewe, Robert Mastrosimone, Ethan Phillips and Elmer Soderblom; defensemen Gustav Berglund, Albert Johansson, Cooper Moore, Moritz Seider and Antti Tuomisto; and goaltender Carter Gylander. All 10 of the team's selections from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft are slated to attend, along with five players from the 2017 Entry Draft class, one from 2016 and two from 2015. Additionally, three signed free agents who all saw time with the Red Wings during the 2018-19 season - forwards Taro Hirose and Ryan Kuffner and goaltender Kaden Fulcher - are slated to attend, in addition to 17 free agent prospects from the major junior, collegiate and European ranks.

Seider is one of three former first-round picks who will be in attendance after the Red Wings selected him with the sixth overall pick at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-4, 207-pound defenseman spent the 2018-19 campaign in Germany's highest professional league, the Deutsch Eishockey Liga, winning the DEL Rookie of the Year Award and helping Adler Mannheim capture the league championship. He also captained Germany at the IIHF World Junior Championship Division 1 and helped the team advance to the top group for the 2020 tournament and skated for the men's team at the IIHF World Championship, becoming the first defenseman aged 18-or-younger to record a point during the tournament since 1982.

Both of the team's first-round picks from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft will attend Development Camp in Filip Zadina (sixth overall) and Joe Veleno (30th overall). Zadina finished sixth in points for the Griffins as the second-youngest player in the American Hockey League, posting 35 points (16-19-35) in 59 games, while making his NHL debut with Detroit by recording three points (1-2-3) in nine games. Veleno starred in his final season of major-junior hockey, racking up 104 points (42-62-104) in 59 games with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Drummondville Voltigeurs, posting the second-best points-per-game average (1.72) in the league and finishing as a finalist for QMJHL MVP, as well as a spot on the QMJHL First All-Star Team.

Other signed prospects slated to attend include left wing Taro Hirose, who tied for the lead in NCAA scoring (along with Penn State forward Alex Limoges, who is also attending camp as a tryout) with 50 points (15-35-50) in 36 games and went on to record seven points (1-6-7) in his first 10 NHL games with the Red Wings; right wing Ryan Kuffner, who signed with Detroit after finishing his career at Princeton University as the school's all-time leading goal-scorer, with 75 goals in 132 career games; defenseman Gustav Lindstrom, a former second-round pick (38th overall in 2017) who won a Swedish Hockey League championship with Frolunda HC in his first season competing in Sweden's highest league; and goaltender Filip Larsson, who led the University of Denver to the NCAA National Championship game as a freshman and was a NCHC All-Rookie Team member as a former sixth-round pick (167th overall in 2016).

Click here for a complete development camp roster.

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