Wednesday, July 11, 2007

News from the NHL rookie camps




The Washington Caps summer development camp begins today in Arlington, Virginia, and 2008 recruit Andrew Glass (see July 8 post) has been invited. Thanks to our friends at the Off Wing Opinions blog, we hope to have some video of Andrew in action later this week.

Hockeysfuture.com’s recap of Capitals’ draft picks offered additional comments about Glass. Thanks to Brian Gentry for posting this information on USCHO.


Andrew Glass, LW -- Nobles High School Height: 5'11 Weight: 180 Drafted: 7th round, 199th overall


Andrew Glass was drafted out of Nobles High School in Massachusetts where he had 17 points in 18 games in the 2006-07 season. Slated to play for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the USHL this fall, Glass will attend Boston University beginning in 2008. Called one of the top players his age in New England by his former coach Chris Masters of the Boston Junior Bruins, Glass is a good stick handler with the agility to beat defenders one on one. He can keep puck control in traffic which makes him a good penalty killer, but will need to use his body to his advantage to be a successful player at the higher levels.


Both the Off Wing Opinion post and the hockeysfuture.com recap indicate Glass will switch from the Noble & Greenbough school to the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets in the more competitive USHL for his senior year. Chris Heisenberg’s recruiting Web site still lists him at N&G. We’ll look for a definitive answer and post it.

Another hockeysfuture.com draft recap, looking at the Sharks’ picks, offered comments on 2007 recruit Nick Bonino (pictured above):
Nick Bonino, C – Avon Old Farms (USHSE)
6' 1, 204 lbs.6th Round, 173rd Overall
Nick Bonino was the Sharks second selection of the sixth round and, like Zackrisson had been passed on in the previous draft. Bonino was nearly taken by San Jose last season with their final pick, but now has the opportunity to join their prospect ranks a year later. The Connecticut high-schooler had another strong year as a big center dominating the smaller competition with 23 goals and 43 assists in 26 games while attending Avon Old Farms, but there are concerns that he does not have the skating ability to compete at higher levels. He will attend Boston University in the fall, and the hope is that he will be forced to improve his speed enough to make him worthy of a professional contract. The Sharks are very high on him and were happy to be able to get him so late in the draft.

Coyote Ugly

Out in Arizona, 2006-07 captain Sean Sullivan and goalie Brett Bennett are working out at Coyotes’ rookie camp, where former/current rivals have become teammates. Coyotes’ TV offers an interview with Sullivan and BC forward Benn Ferriero that focuses on the Terrier-Eagle rivalry. Other familiar faces in camp include Keith Yandle, Daniel Winnick and David Spina.

Select 17

Future Terrier defensemen David Warsofsky (2008; Gold squad) and Max Nicastro (2009, Maroon squad) are in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for the National Select 17 Festival. So is 2008 recruiting target Vinny Saponari (Teal squad) whose brother Victor joins the Terriers this fall. One of the BU assistant coaches, most likely David Quinn, is at the festival to observe these prospects and other candidates for the 2008 recruit class which needs a second defenseman and another forward.

1 comment:

Donald said...

I'm asking a bit early but if your interested in exchanging team profile/scouting/preview for each of our respective blogs (prior to the BU/UAA game up here at the Nye Frontier Classic) let me know via email -- uaafanblog@yahoo.com

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