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Eight Winterhawks Attending NHL Development Camps

June 25, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Portland Winterhawks News Release

The Portland Winterhawks are sending eight players from last year's 40-win team to NHL Prospect Development Camps this summer. The group features five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender.

Five of the Winterhawks were recently drafted by their NHL team and the other three received invites. Additionally, two Winterhawks alumni and ten prospects will attend camps in the coming weeks.

The Winterhawks will be represented at 13 of the 31 NHL camps. The San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers have the most players with Winterhawks connections, each with three.


*Please note a few NHL teams have not yet released their camp rosters so more Winterhawks alumni or prospects may be added to this list in the coming weeks.

Active Roster 2018-19

Joachim Blichfeld - San Jose Sharks (2016, 7th round - 210th overall)

Jaydon Dureau - Florida Panthers

Cody Glass - Vegas Golden Knights (2017, 1st round - 6th overall)

Jake Gricius - San Jose Sharks

Clay Hanus - Ottawa Senators

Joel Hofer - St. Louis Blues (2018, 4th round - 107th overall)

Johnny Ludvig - Florida Panthers (2019, 3rd round - 69th overall)

Reece Newkirk - New York Islanders (2019, 5th round - 147th overall)


Rodrigo Abols - Florida Panthers

Skyler McKenzie - Winnipeg Jets (2017, 7th round - 198th overall)


Bobby Brink - Philadelphia Flyers (2019, 2nd round - 34th overall)

Judd Caulfield - Pittsburgh Penguins (2019, 5th round - 145th overall)

Slava Demin - Vegas Golden Knights (2018, 4th round - 99th overall)

Cole Guttman - Tampa Bay Lightning (2017, 6th round - 180th overall)

Drew Helleson - Colorado Avalanche (2019, 2nd round - 47th overall)

Ryan Johnson - Buffalo Sabres (2019, 1st round - 31st overall)

Clayton Phillips - Pittsburgh Penguins (2017, 3rd round - 93rd overall)

Ryan Poehling - Montreal Canadiens (2017, 1st round - 25th overall)

Scott Reedy - San Jose Sharks (2017, 4th round - 102nd overall)

Ty Taylor - Tampa Bay Lightning (2018, 7th round - 214th overall)

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