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WHL proud to announce 140 players invited to NHL training camps

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 140 WHL players have been invited to attend NHL training camps in September. All of the 140 players attending NHL camps are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2016-17 season.

Of the 140 WHL players set to attend NHL training camps, 92 were selected in the NHL Draft or are free agent signees and 48 are free agent invitees or are eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.

All 22 WHL Clubs will send at least one player to an NHL training camp. The Red Deer Rebels boast an impressive 12 players who will attend NHL camps, which is the most of any WHL Club. In addition, the Calgary Hitmen and Kelowna Rockets will each send 10 players to NHL camps while the Kamloops Blazers will see nine players attend NHL training camps.

The following is a list of WHL players, by team, who will attend NHL training camps for the 2016-17 season:

Name, NHL Club, Draft Year/Free Agent

Brandon Wheat Kings (7)
Kale Clague, Los Angeles Kings, 2016
Tyler Coulter, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent
Reid Duke, New York Rangers, Free Agent
Jayce Hawryluk, Florida Panthers, 2014
Tanner Kaspick, St. Louis Blues, 2016
Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers, 2015
John Quenneville, New Jersey Devils, 2014

Calgary Hitmen (10)
Jake Bean, Carolina Hurricanes, 2016
Radel Fazleev, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014
Matteo Gennaro, Winnipeg Jets, 2015
Aaron Hyman, Calgary Flames, 2017
Beck Malenstyn, Washington Capitals, 2016
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers, 2014
Jordy Stallard, Winnipeg Jets, 2016
Jakob Stukel, Vancouver Canucks, 2016
Carsen Twarynski, Philadelphia Flyers, 2016
Micheal Zipp, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent

Edmonton Oil Kings (4)
Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
Aaron Irving, Edmonton Oilers, 2014
Dysin Mayo, Arizona Coyotes, 2014
Brett Pollock, Calgary Flames, 2014

Everett Silvertips (4)
Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers, 2016
Noah Juulsen, Montreal Canadiens, 2015
Brycen Martin, Buffalo Sabres, 2014
Eetu Tuulola, Calgary Flames, 2016

Kamloops Blazers (9)
Rudolfs Balcers, San Jose Sharks, 2015
Dawson Davidson, Pittsburgh Penguins, 2017
Connor Ingram, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2016
Jermaine Loewen, San Jose Sharks, 2017
Garrett Pilon, Washington Capitals, 2016
Collin Shirley, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
Deven Sideroff, Anaheim Ducks, 2015
Ondrej Vala, Dallas Stars, 2017
Dallas Valentine, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent

Kelowna Rockets (10)
Gordie Ballhorn, Dallas Stars, 2017
Rourke Chartier, San Jose Sharks, 2014
Braydyn Chizen, Minnesota Wild, 2016
Dillon Dube, Calgary Flames, 2016
Lucas Johansen, Washington Capitals, 2016
Justin Kirkland, Nashville Predators, 2014
Nick Merkley, Arizona Coyotes, 2015
Tomas Soustal, Edmonton Oilers, 2017
Devante Stephens, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Calvin Thurkauf, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2016

Kootenay ICE (1)
Zak Zborosky, New York Rangers, Free Agent

Lethbridge Hurricanes (7)
Egor Babenko, Arizona Coyotes, 2017
Brayden Burke, Calgary Flames, 2017
Giorgio Estephan, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Brennan Menell, Philadelphia Flyers, 2017
Andrew Nielsen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2015
Brady Reagan, Ottawa Senators, 2017
Tyler Wong, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent

Medicine Hat Tigers (6)
Matt Bradley, Montreal Canadiens, 2015
Chad Butcher, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
John Dahlstrom, Chicago Blackhawks, 2015
David Quenneville, New York Islanders, 2016
Kristians Rubins, Winnipeg Jets, 2017
Nick Schneider, Calgary Flames, Signed

Moose Jaw Warriors (7)
Noah Gregor, San Jose Sharks, 2016
Brett Howden, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2016
Tanner Jeannot, Minnesota Wild, 2017
Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014
Zach Sawchenko, Nashville Predators, 2017
Brody Willms, Los Angeles Kings, 2017
Dmitri Zaitsev, Washington Capitals, 2016

Portland Winterhawks (8)
Rodrigo Abols, Vancouver Canucks, 2016
Paul Bittner, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015
Joachim Blichfeld, San Jose Sharks, 2016
Jack Dougherty, Nashville Predators, 2014
Adin Hill, Arizona Coyotes, 2015
Keegan Iverson, Minnesota Wild, Free Agent
Caleb Jones, Edmonton Oilers, 2015
Dominic Turgeon, Detroit Red Wings, 2014

Prince Albert Raiders (7)
Vojtech Budik, Buffalo Sabres, 2016
Luke Coleman, Detroit Red Wings, 2017
Reid Gardiner, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent
Austin Glover, Dallas Stars, Free Agent
Brendan Guhle, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Rylan Parenteau, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent
Simon Stransky, Boston Bruins, 2017

Prince George Cougars (8)
Josh Anderson, Colorado Avalanche, 2016
Jesse Gabrielle, Boston Bruins, 2015
Jansen Harkins, Winnipeg Jets, 2015
Kody McDonald, New York Islanders, 2017
Brad Morrison, New York Rangers, 2015
Brogan O’Brien, Colorado Avalanche, 2017
Tate Olson, Vancouver Canucks, 2015
Sam Ruopp, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015

Red Deer Rebels (12)
Conner Bleackley, St. Louis Blues, 2016
Colton Bobyk, New York Rangers, Free Agent
Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins, 2015
Jeff de Wit, Detroit Red Wings, 2017
Haydn Fleury, Carolina Hurricanes, 2014
Brandon Hagel, Buffalo Sabres, 2016
Josh Mahura, Anaheim Ducks, 2016
Adam Musil, St. Louis Blues, 2015
Nelson Nogier, Winnipeg Jets, 2014
Grayson Pawlenchuk, Dallas Stars, 2017
Evan Polei, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent
Michael Spacek, Winnipeg Jets, 2015

Regina Pats (6)
Filip Ahl, Ottawa Senators, 2015
Adam Brooks, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2016
Connor Hobbs, Washington Capitals, 2015
Sam Steel, Anaheim Ducks, 2016
Austin Wagner, Los Angeles Kings, 2015
Sergey Zborovskiy, New York Rangers, 2015

Saskatoon Blades (2)
Ryan Graham, Ottawa Senators, Free Agent
Libor Hajek, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2016

Seattle Thunderbirds (6)
Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders, 2015
Ethan Bear, Edmonton Oilers, 2015
Scott Eansor, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent
Ryan Gropp, New York Rangers, 2015
Keegan Kolesar, Columbus Blue Jackets, 2015
Turner Ottenbreit, New York Rangers, 2017

Spokane Chiefs (1)
Hudson Elynuik, Carolina Hurricanes, 2016

Swift Current Broncos (4)
Glenn Gawdin, St. Louis Blues, 2015
Max Lajoie, Ottawa Senators, 2016
Lane Pederson, Arizona Coyotes, 2017
Colby Sissons, New Jersey Devils, 2017

Tri-City Americans (6)
Brandon Carlo, Boston Bruins, 2015
Dylan Coghlan, Detroit Red Wings, 2017
Maxwell James, New York Islanders, 2017
Evan Sarthou, Arizona Coyotes, 2017
Jordan Topping, Dallas Stars, 2017
Parker Wotherspoon, New York Islanders, 2015

Vancouver Giants (8)
Tyler Benson, Edmonton Oilers, 2016
Radovan Bondra, Chicago Blackhawks, 2015
Thomas Foster, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
Chase Lang, Minnesota Wild, 2014
Dmitry Osipov, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent
Ty Ronning, New York Rangers, 2016
Darian Skeoch, Anaheim Ducks, 2017
Ben Thomas, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014

Victoria Royals (7)
Vladimir Bobylev (KHL), Toronto Maple Leafs, 2016
Joe Hicketts, Detroit Red Wings, Signed
Ralph Jarratt, New Jersey Devils, 2017
Matthew Phillips, Calgary Flames, 2016
Chaz Reddekopp, Los Angeles Kings, 2015
Tyler Soy, Anaheim Ducks, 2016
Jack Walker, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2016

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