Spirit Forward Blake Clarke Invited to Red Wings Development Camp

07-02-14 Spirit Forward Blake Clarke Invited to Red Wings Development Camp


DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced a schedule and preliminary roster for their 2014 Development Camp, which will be held at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Mich., from July 4-8. The camp kicks off on Friday, July 4 and features on-ice and off-ice workouts each day, including scrimmages on Saturday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 8. The camp roster currently stands at 44 players: 26 forwards, 14 defensemen and four goaltenders.

Headlining this year’s development camp roster are the team’s two most recent first-round picks in Anthony Mantha (20th overall in 2013) and Dylan Larkin (15th overall in 2014). Mantha was the Canadian Hockey League’s top scoring player in 2013-14, notching 81 goals in a combined 81 regular-season and playoff games. He totaled 120 points (57-63-120) in 57 regular-season contests and added 38 points (24-14-38) in 24 playoff games for the QMJHL-champion Val d’Or Foreurs and was honored as CHL Player of the Year, QMJHL Most Valuable Player and QMJHL First All-Star Team for his efforts. Larkin, a native of Waterford, Mich., scored 31 goals for the U.S. National Team Development Program last season and is headed to the University of Michigan in the fall. He has twice represented the United States on the international stage, earning gold at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship and bronze at the 2013 World Under-18 Hockey Challenge.

Other players slated to attend include Alexey Marchenko, a 2014 AHL All-Star defenseman with Grand Rapids;Tyler Bertuzzi, a 2014 OHL Champion with the Guelph Storm and nephew of Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi;Jake Paterson, a member of the 2014 Canadian World Junior team; Andreas Athanasiou, who scored 49 goals and 95 points with the OHL’s Barrie Colts last season; Tomas Nosek, a 21-year-old free agent who the Red Wings signed to an entry-level contract after he led his Czech professional team in scoring; Dominic Turgeon, Detroit’s second choice in last weekend’s draft and son of former NHL great Pierre Turgeon; and fellow 2014 draft picks Christoffer Ehn (fourth round), Julius Vahatalo (sixth round) and Axel Holmstrom (seventh round).

Centre ICE Arena has annually hosted Red Wings events since 1997, including the summer development camp and an NHL prospects tournament that has expanded to eight teams, held in September before Detroit’s main training camp. All practices are open to the public. Tickets are available only at Centre ICE Arena for $5 per day at the door on each day of the event. Centre ICE Arena is located at 1600 Chartwell Drive in Traverse City, Mich.

2014 Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Schedule

Friday, July 4 (Admission: $5)
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – off-ice workout (Lidstrom group)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – on-ice workout (Yzerman group)
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – on-ice workout (Lidstrom group)
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. – off-ice workout (Yzerman group)

Saturday, July 5 (Admission: $5)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. – on-ice workout (both groups)
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – off-ice workout (both groups)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – scrimmage (both groups)

Sunday, July 6 (Admission: $5)
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. – off-ice workout (Lidstrom group)
9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – on-ice skill development/power skating/practice (Yzerman group)
10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – on-ice skill development/power skating/practice (Lidstrom group)
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – off-ice workout (Yzerman group)

Monday, July 7 (Admission: $5)
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. – off-ice workout (Yzerman group)
9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – on-ice skill development/power skating/practice (Lidstrom group)
10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – on-ice skill development/power skating/practice (Yzerman group)
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – off-ice workout (Lidstrom group)

Tuesday, July 8
 (Admission: $5)
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. – scrimmage (both groups)
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. – off-ice workout (both groups) 

Player Position 2013-14 Team Acquired
Andreas Athanasiou LW Barrie (OHL) 2012 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tyler Bertuzzi LW Guelph (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)
Christoffer Ehn C Frolunda (Swe-Jr.) 2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Axel Holmstrom C Skelleftea (Swe-Jr.) 2014 7th Rd. (196th overall)
Dylan Larkin C USNTDP (USHL) 2014 1st Rd. (15th overall)
Anthony Mantha RW Val d’Or (QMJHL) 2013 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Zach Nastasiuk RW Owen Sound (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)
Tomas Nosek LW Pardubice (Czech) Signed as a free agent
David Pope LW West Kelowna (BCHL) 2013 4th Rd. (109th overall)
Dominic Turgeon C Portland (WHL) 2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)
Julius Vahatalo LW TPS (SM-Liiga) 2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)
Michael Babcock LW Fargo (USHL) Camp Invite
Cole Bardreau RW Cornell (ECAC) Camp Invite
Kyle Baun RW Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Dean Chelios LW Michigan State (B10) Camp Invite

Blake Clarke


Saginaw (OHL)

Camp Invite

Mark Cooper RW Bowling Green (WCHA) Camp Invite
Alex Globke C Lake Superior State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Hampus Gustafsson C Merrimack (HE) Camp Invite
Hayden Hodgson RW Sarnia (OHL) Camp Invite
David Johnstone RW Michigan Tech (WCHA) Camp Invite
Darby Llewellyn RW Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Brandon Robinson LW Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Luke Sandler LW Nanaimo (BCHL) Camp Invite
Tylor Spink C Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Tyson Spink RW Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
James de Haas D Clarkson (ECAC) 2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Alexey Marchenko D Grand Rapids (AHL) 2011 7th Rd. (205th overall)
Ben Marshall D Minnesota (B10) 2010 7th Rd. (201st overall)
Mike McKee D Western Michigan (NCHC) 2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Marc McNulty D Prince George (WHL) 2013 6th Rd. (169th overall)
Richard Nedomlel D Toledo (ECHL) 2011 6th Rd. (175th overall)
Kevin Clare D Michigan (B10) Camp Invite
Scott Czarnowczan D Ferris State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Trevor Hamilton D Miami (NCHC) Camp Invite
Joe Hicketts D Victoria (WHL) Camp Invite
Ryan Obuchowski D Yale (ECAC) Camp Invite
River Rymsha D Wenatchee (NAHL) Camp Invite
Logan Schmidt D Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Nick Zottl D Mississauga (OHL) Camp Invite
Jared Coreau G Toledo (ECHL) Signed as a free agent

Jake Paterson


Saginaw (OHL)

2012 3rd Rd. (80th overall)

Andrew D’Agostini G Peterborough (OHL) Camp Invite
Edwin Minney G USNTDP (USHL) Camp Invite
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