MONTREAL --The Montreal Canadiens announced today that 40 prospects will participate in the team’s annual development camp from July 6-12, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard. It is the most players attending since the first edition of the Canadiens development camp in 2001.
The Canadiens prospects will first take to the ice on Monday, July 6th, at 1:30 p.m. The development camp consists of on-ice sessions every day until July 12th with on-ice sessions on both surfaces of the Bell Sports Complex. Off-ice conditioning sessions are also scheduled every day. An intersquad game is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th.
24 of the 40 players at camp are Canadiens draft selections, including all eight players from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft held last June at the Bell Centre. The group includes first round picks Louis Leblanc, Max Pacioretty and David Fischer, as well as prospects P.K. Subban, Olivier Fortier and Yannick Weber. 24 of the 40 players also participated in the 2008 Development Camp.
Players participating in the development camp will be available daily to the media following practice sessions. A detailed practice schedule will be available on site.
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