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18 NHL 1st Round Draft Picks Will Be Taking Part in Canada's National Junior Development Camp in Whistler/Vancouver, BC
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August 9, 2005
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CALGARY – Forty four of Canada’s top eligible junior aged (under 20) players will take part in Canada’s National Junior Development Camp August 10-14 in Whistler, BC and for an intersquad game in Vancouver at General Motors Place on August 15th.  Twenty-five of the 44 players attending the camp were selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, including 11 in the first round.

The camp will showcase 18 first round NHL draft picks, including the 11 chosen in 2005 and seven chosen in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  In total, all of the forty-four players attending the camp in Whistler and Vancouver are NHL draftees, with the exception of Bryan Little who is eligible for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. 

The following is the list of NHL drafted players broken down by round and year, for Canada’s National Junior Team Development Camp roster:

The Chicago Blackhawks lead the way with four draftees attending camp (Barker, Bertram, Blunden, Bolland), while the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers each have three representatives.   Boston, Carolina, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Toronto and Washington are the only NHL teams that will not be represented at this year’s camp.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Canada’s fist media availability will take place Wednesday, August 10 at 3:00pm PT

Round Total 2005 Draft 2005 Draft
Ronde Total Répêchage 2005 Répêchage 2004
1st/1re 18 11 7
2nd/2e 13 9 4
3rd/3e 4 3 1
4th/4e 5 2 3
6th/6e 2 0 2
8th/8e 1 0 1
Date Time Event Location
Date Heure Évenement Location
Wednesday, 18:00-19:00
19:15-20:15
Team Red Practice
Team White Practice
Whistler, BC
Thursday, 09:00-10:30
10:45-12:15
14:15-15:30
15:45-17:00
Team White Practice
Team Red Practice
Team White Practice
Team Red Practice
Whistler, BC
Friday, 09:00-10:30
10:45-12:15
17:20
18:00-20:30
Team Red Practice
Team White Practice
Warm-Up
Intersquad Game #1
Whistler, BC
Saturday, 09:00-10:30
10:45-12:15
17:20
18:00-20:30
Team White Practice
Team Red Practice
Warm-Up
Intersquad Game #2
Whistler, BC
Sunday, 09:30-11:00
11:45-13:15
Team Red Practice
Team White Practice
Whistler, BC
Monday, 09:00-10:30
10:45-12:15
19:30
Team White Practice
Team Red Practice
Intersquad Game #3
Vancouver, BC GM Place

Canada’s National Junior Team’s Development camp will play its final intersquad game of the camp in Vancouver at GM Place on Monday, August 15th.  Ticket prices for the event are $20 for the lower bowl, and $15 for the upper bowl (plus service charges). Net proceeds from the event will go to the Canucks For Kids Fund in support of Canuck Place and Hockey Canada/Canadian Hockey Foundation. To order tickets call (604) 280-4400 or www.ticketmaster.ca.

The 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Kelowna, Kamloops and Vancouver, beginning on December 26, 2005 with the reigning champion Team Canada hosting Finland at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. General Motors Place will host the medal round games with the Gold Medal Game being played on Thursday, January 5, 2006.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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