Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Still Camping - Potential NHL Rookies [updated]

There are just 9 sleeps before the start of the 2011-12 NHL regular season schedule. Most teams have gotten down to a very workable number of players left in their camps and a number of those are potential rookies of note. Over the first 15 days of September we went team-by-team projecting who we thought might challenge for roster spots.

Here is a list of who is still vying for a NHL job.

For simplicity sake, I'll go alphabetically by team and list the potential rookies still in camp, bolded names are players we suggested could, or would, be in this position.

Some team websites still list players that have been reportedly sent down, some players listed are still in camp only due to injury. Changes will occur rapidly between now and the start of the season, please feel free to update in the comments section and I will update the listing as well.

Anaheim Ducks - Maxime Macenauer (C), Devante Smith-Pelly (RW)

Boston Bruins - Matt Bartkowski (D), Jordan Caron (RW), Anton Khudobin (G), Zach Trotman (D)

Buffalo Sabres - Jhonas Enroth (G), Marc-Andre Gragnani (D), Luke Adam (LW)

Calgary Flames - Jordan Henry (D), Derek Smith (D), Roman Horak (LW)

Carolina Hurricanes - Riley Nash (C), Zac Dalpe (C), Justin Faulk (D), Ryan Murphy (D)

Chicago Blackhawks - Philippe Paradis (LW), Brandon Saad (LW), Ben Smith (RW)

Colorado Avalanche - Gabriel Landeskog (LW), Stefan Elliot (D)

Columbus Blue Jackets - Cam Atkinson (RW), Mark Dekanich (G), Cody Goloubef (D), Ryan Johansen (C), Andrew Joudrey (C), Maxim Mayorov (C), Teddy Ruth (D), David Savard (D)

Dallas Stars - Scott Glennie (RW), Michael Neal (LW), Tomas Vincour (RW), Philip Larsen (D), Alex Theriau (D),

Detroit Red Wings - Cory Emmerton (C)

Edmonton Oilers - Anton Lander (C), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (C), Lennart Petrell (C), Corey Potter (D)

Florida Panthers - Erik Gudbranson (D), Jacob Markstrom (G), Tyler Plante (G)

Los Angeles Kings - Cam Paddock (C)

Minnesota Wild - Brett Bulmer (LW), Marco Scandella (D)

Montreal Canadiens - Raphael Diaz (D), Louis Leblanc (C), Alexei Yemelin (D), Brendon Nash (D), Aaron Palushaj (RW), Ian Schultz (C)

Nashville Predators - Blake Geoffrion (LW), Craig Smith (C), Teemu Laakso (D), Jon Blum (D), Mattias Ekholm (D), Anders Lindback (G)

New Jersey Devils - Adam Henrique (C), Bradley Mills (C), Adam Larsson (D)

New York Islanders - Kirill Kabanov (LW), Mark Katic (D), Nino Niederreiter (LW), Rhett Rakhshani (RW), Ryan Strome (C)

New York Rangers - Scott Stajcer (G),

Ottawa Senators - Stephane Da Costa (C), Nikita Filatov (LW), Derek Grant (C), Colin Greening (C), Mika Zibanejad (C), Jared Cowen (D), (D), David Rundblad (D)

Philadelphia Flyers - Sean Couturier (C), Tom Sestito (LW), Matt Read (C)

Phoenix Coyotes - Brett MacLean (LW)

Pittsburgh Penguins - Mattias Modig (G)

San Jose - Andrew Desjardins (C), Cam Macintyre (RW), Tommy Wingels (C)

St. Louis Blues - Evgeny Grachev (C)

Tampa Bay Lightning - Brett Connolly (RW), Scott Jackson (D)

Toronto Maple Leafs - Matt Frattin (RW), Jake Gardiner (D)

Vancouver Canucks - Cody Hodgson (C), Steve Pinizzotto (RW), Stefan Schneider (C), Aaron Volpatti (LW)

Washington Capitals - none

Winnipeg Jets - Patrice Cormier (C), Mark Scheifele (C)


forbes said...

Not sure about the rest of the teams, but Riendeau and Randell were sent down from Boston the middle of last week:


Guy Flaming said...