Way to go to another Florida Eel Alumni Brad Peltz who was a 2010 NHL Draft Pick with the Ottaw Senators attended this year's Senators' Prospects Camp
Brad Peltz quest for NHL spot with Ottawa Senators
2011 DEVELOPMENT CAMP - JUNE 28-JULY 4
The Ottawa Senators annual development camp is set to run from Tuesday, June 28, to Monday, July 4, at Scotiabank Place and the Bell Sensplex. The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is led by Randy Lee, the Senators' director of player development and hockey administration, and the team's coaching staff headed up by video coach Tim Pattyson, strength and conditioning coach Chris Schwarz and power-skating specialist Marc Power.
Each of the club's 10 selections from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held Friday and Saturday in St. Paul, Minn., will attend. Fans will also get their first chance to see David Rundblad, the defenceman the Senators acquired from the St. Louis Blues during the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
June 28 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Practice - Bell Sensplex
June 29 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Practice - Bell Sensplex
June 30 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Scrimmage - Bell Sensplex
July 1 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Open Practice/Interactive Games - Bell Sensplex
July 2 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Practice - Bell Sensplex
July 3 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Practice - Bell Sensplex
July 4 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
3-on-3 Tournament - Bell Sensplex
48 - Cannone, Pat
67 - Caporusso, Louie
73 - Costello, Jeff
54 - Cowick, Corey
50 - Culek, Jakub
24 - Da Costa, Stephane
43 - Dzingel, Ryan
59 - Dziurzynski, David
57 - Grant, Derek
53 - Hamilton, Wacey
68 - Hoffman, Mike
6 - Kramer, Darren
69 - McCormick, Max
36 - Noesen, Stefan
22 - Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
61 - Peltz, Brad
20 - Petersson, André
10 - Prince, Shane
3 - Puempel, Matt
33 - Silfverberg, Jakob
66 - Sorensen, Marcus
60 - Stone, Mark
12 - Zibanejad, Mika
63 - Aneloski, Bryce
70 - Blood, Ben
74 - Borowiecki, Mark
27 - Claesson, Fredrik
2 - Cowen, Jared
52 - Fransoo, Jordan
72 - Lyamin, Kirill
7 - Rundblad, David
45 - Wideman, Chris
46 - Wiercioch, Patrick
30 - Greenham, Scott
32 - Janecyk, Adam
29 - O’Connor, Matt
Former Eel Alumni Bennett Schneider Makes it to New York Islander NHL Prospect Camp
Former Eel Alumni Bennett Schneider Makes it to 2011-12 New York Islanders NHL Prospect Camp. He Joins 4 other Eel Alumni with NHL aspirations: RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles at the Florida Panthers Rookie Camp, Teddy Ruth with the Columbus Blue Jackest and Brad Peltz with the Ottawa Senators draftee and Prospects camp
Islanders News Page: Put together profiles of some (perhaps all) of the players invited to the teams prospect camp. As of this time, I cannot find a starting/ending date beyond Blue vs White game.
Kirill Petrov, Anton Klementyev, Shane Simms/Brian Day (both on 8/15 deadline to sign as graduated college prospects) Tony DeHart, are not included on these lists as of this time. Tomas Marcinko resigned, however he is on an NHL or Europe contract, and not listed here.
Michael Fornabaio of the Ct Post speculates, last summers pick, DeHart, did not receive the obligatory offer to keep his rights, nothing to confirm.
Head coach, Jack Capuano, is the uncle of Max Capuano.
Here are the names so far:
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Two Florida Eel Alumni RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles Attend NHL Florida Panthers Prospect and Rookie Camp
Fomer Florida Eels Defenseman RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles invited to the NHL Florida Panthers Pre-Season Prospect and Rookie Training Camp
Two Florida Eel Alumni Defenseman RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles Attend NHL Florida Panthers Pre-Season Prospect and Rookie Training Camp
Frank Scarpaci, the Florida Eels Hockey Director is extremely happy and proud to recognize and honor two of our own outstanding young man RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles for being selected to participate in the NHL Florida Panthers Rookie and Prospects camp.
Coach Scarpaci has had the privilege of coaching both of these two young men. These two young men are extremely talented hockey players. They are both offensive defenseman. Solid in both ends of the ice but extremely dangerous for opponents as they have the ability to score at any time. Both RJ and Malcolm can immediately change the tempo of the game in their take-charge leadership. They are both very smart on the ice. They do not make too many mistakes on the ice. They are quite poised and team leaders on and off the ice.
Rj played Squirts through Juniors for the Florida Eels and continues to attend the Florida Eels practices and assist Coach Scarpaci when time allows with clinics and summer camps for the Eels youth hockey program. RJ never forgot where he came from and is always willing to give back to the younger players. RJ also acts as a mentor to many of the Midget and Florida Eel Junior players helping coach Scarpaci in his players’ guidance and counsel to many of his up and coming players. Last year RJ Played for Sacred Heart University and America’s premier Junior League the USHL Tier I in Chicago.
Malcolm who also played for the Florida Eels, as a Defenseman was part of the Eels herald Midget U16 National Team that won the prestigious Silver Medal. Malcolm played for Boston College and was the top Defensemen in one of the Elite Canadian Leagues last year the BCHL. This year Malcolm plans on playing for the University of Mass Div 1 College Hockey.
Florida Panther prospects R.J. Boyd, left, and Colby Robak pause near the boards during the team's first day of a development camp on July 12, 2011 at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs. Boyd, a 2010 Panthers draft choice who played most of his youth hockey for the Florida Eels in Fort Myers, is among nine defensemen at the camp. Kevin Johnson/Staff
It didn't take long for Frank Scarpaci to realize that Teddy Ruth was an outstanding hockey player.
"No question, his presence on the ice was felt immediately," recalled Scarpaci, who runs the Fort Myers-based Florida Eels.
As a young teen a few years back, Ruth joined the Eels - which played out of Ellenton at the time - after his family moved to Bradenton from Dallas. For a year and a-half, Ruth was a key part of Scarpaci's bantam team, which is why so many Eels were glued to last weekend's National Hockey League Draft in Columbus, Ohio.
Ruth, who is headed to Notre Dame this fall, was selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round - 46th overall - on Saturday. Scarpaci's program has graduated dozens of players into prep school and college hockey - including Division I - but producing an NHL draft choice is a first.
"We're thrilled to have a boy from the Florida Eels be drafted," Scarpaci said Sunday.
The former Eels captain played last season for the U.S. National Team Development Program, where his teammates included first rounders James Van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia), Ian Cole (St. Louis) and Kevin Shattenkirk (Colorado).
Ruth is a 6-foot, 199 pound defenseman whom Scarpaci remembers being solid as a rock in an Eels uniform.
"He absolutely dominated that position," said Scarpaci. "Not many players were successful coming into our zone when Teddy Ruth was on the ice."
Ruth's talents extended to both ends of the ice.
"He could turn the game around at any time," said Scarpaci.
Ruth's youth hockey tenure in the Sunshine State ended when his family moved to Illinois, but he didn't forget his days as an Eel.
"Last November we were playing in Chicago against a Russia/Latvia team," said Scarpaci. "Somebody came down and said there is a family that wants to see you."
It was Teddy and the Ruths.
"They're a great family," said Scarpaci.
n Local hockey fans might be able to see a 2007 first round pick at the Florida College Classic in December. Cornell-bound Riley Nash was selected with the 21st overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers. The 6-foot, 175 pound center from Alberta will join his brother, Brendon, on the Big Red. Cornell, Maine, Clarkson and UMass-Lowell will vie for the Classic title.
Former Florida Eels defense man, RJ Boyd, was drafted to the NHL’s Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft. RJ who is 19 years old and born in 1991 stands 6′ 2″ tall and weighs in at 175 lbs. He has been playing hockey for the last few years at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Cushing is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9 through 12. Before going off to Chushing Academy to complete high school, RJ attended Edison Prep School in Ft. Myers.
Starting out playing Squirt A and moving his way to PeeWee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, and Midget AAA hockey he then went on to play Juniors in the SEJHL and MJHL at the Pro Am Pre Drafts and Chowder Cups. With hopes of being drafted into the NHL, RJ Boyd now has had a dream come true. Born and raised in Florida, and being selected by a Florida NHL team, he is the very first to accomplish this feat. Everyone here with the Florida Eelsorganization is very proud of him and wish him the very best.