WHL Players at NHL Development Camps: Pacific Division


More than 50 current and former WHL players made their way to the Western part of Canada and the United States, this past week, as NHL Pacific Division teams held their annual development camps.

Led by 2017 first-round NHL Draft picks Kailer Yamamoto, Juuso Valimaki and Cody Glass, a total of 61 WHL players from 19 different WHL clubs attended rookie camps with the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and the newly-formed Vegas Golden Knights.

In addition to their respective WHL prospects, Pacific Division teams issued a total of 25 development camp invites to undrafted WHL players including Lethbridge Hurricanes captain and CHL Humanitarian of the Year Tyler Wong, Prince George Cougars captain Sam Ruopp and Medicine Hat Tigers leading scorer Mark Rassell.

Notably, a total of 14 WHL players made their way down to Vegas over the Canada Day weekend to participate in the Golden Knights’ inaugural development camp including Brandon Wheat Kings forward Reid Duke, who was the first player ever to sign a contract with the Golden Knights earlier this year.

Included in that number were 10 players that received special invites from the Golden Knights to attend the camp, which was held from June 27 to July 1.

Anaheim Ducks (6)

D Josh Mahura (Regina Pats)
RW Kyle Olson (Tri-City Americans)
D Turner Ottenbreit (Seattle Thunderbirds) (INV)
RW Deven Sideroff (Kamloops Blazers)
C Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
C Sam Steel (Regina Pats)


Arizona Coyotes (6)

D Ryan Gagnon (Victoria Royals) (INV)
LW Tyler Coulter (Brandon Wheat Kings) (INV)
C Max Gerlach (Medicine Hat Tigers) (INV)
RW/C Nick Merkely (Kelowna Rockets)
C Lane Pederson (Swift Current Broncos)
LW Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)


Calgary Flames (10)

G Nick Schneider (Calgary Hitmen)
D Sam Ruopp (Prince George Cougars) (INV)
D Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)
C Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
RW Zach Fischer (Medicine Hat Tigers)
C/RW Glenn Gawdin (Swift Current Broncos) (INV)
C Brad Morrison (Prince George Cougars) (INV)
C Matthew Phillips (Victoria Royals)
LW Mark Rassell (Medicine Hat Tigers) (INV)
RW Eetu Tuulola (Everett Silvertips)


Edmonton Oilers (10)

G Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
D Caleb Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
RW Davis Koch (Edmonton Oil Kings) (INV)
RW Evan Polei (Red Deer Rebels) (INV)
C Steven Owre (Medicine Hat Tigers) (INV)
LW Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants)
C/LW Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs)
D Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
D Sahvan Khaira (Swift Current Broncos) (INV)
C Chad Butcher (Medicine Hat Tigers) (INV)


Los Angeles Kings (5)

RW Evan Weinger (Portland Winterhawks) (INV)
RW/C Keegan Iverson (Portland Winterhawks)
D Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
D Clayton Kirichenko (Vancouver Giants) (INV)
C Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)


San Jose Sharks (7)

LW Rudolfs Balcers (Kamloops Blazers)
RW/LW Joachim Blichfeld (Portland Winterhawks)
C Noah Gregor (Moose Jaw Warriors)
C Mark Kastelic (Calgary Hitmen) (INV)
C/RW Colby McAuley (Prince George Cougars)
RW Jacob McGrew (Spokane Chiefs)
C Alexander True (Seattle Thunderbirds) (INV)

Vancouver Canucks (3)

RW Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)
LW Jakob Stukel (Calgary Hitmen)
D Aaron Irving (Everett Silvertips) (INV)


Vegas Golden Knights (14)

LW/RW Patrick Bajkov (Everett Silvertips) (INV)
C Reid Duke (Brandon Wheat Kings) (FA)
C Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
C Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors) (INV)
RW Keegan Kolesar (Seattle Thunderbirds)
C Jake Leschyshyn (Regina Pats)
RW Tyler Wong (Lethbridge Hurricanes) (FA)
D Dylan Coghlan (Tri-City Americans) (INV)
D Dmitri Osipov (Brandon Wheat Kings) (INV)
D Keoni Texeira (Portland Winterhawks) (INV)
D Will Warm (Edmonton Oil Kings) (INV)
G Dylan Ferguson (Kamloops Blazers)
G Griffen Outhouse (Victoria Royals) (INV)
G Logan Thompson (Brandon Wheat Kings) (INV)

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