Monday, July 14, 2008

More news from the NHL camps

Happy Birthday, Andrew Glass. Just returned from his second Capitals development camp in Arlington, Va., the left wing from Wrentham, who turned 19 today, is back on the ice with his Terrier teammates. Before leaving Virginia, he taped another video interview (first one was linked in yesterday’s post) and talked about what he thinks it will take to win a starting spot for BU.

One longtime NHL scout, who calls Glass a “very good prospect,” citing his “very good skating, hockey sense, hands and puck skills,” also says Glass reminds him of Chris Drury when he played at Fairfield Prep. That’s certainly setting the bar a bit too high for even an accomplished prep player and NHL draft pick, but it’s spot on in terms of interview style. On camera, the self-effacing remarks and humble style are pure Drury.

In Centennial, Co., a trio of Terriers, senior Brandon Yip, and sophomores Colby Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk began Avalanche development camp on Friday. An Avs Web site feature article on defensive prospects put much of its focus on the two Terrier blueliners who also will be headed together to Junior National Team camp in August.

We reported yesterday that freshman Corey Trivino would begin Islanders camp this week in Syosset, N.Y., but, until the list of participating forwards was posted today, didn’t know that Trivino would be joined by a Terrier teammate. Sophomore Joe Pereira is in camp as an undrafted invitee. Trivino also will be able to get acquainted with some future college opponents as BC’s Brian Gibbons, Harvard’s Doug Rogers, UNH incoming defenseman Blake Kessel and North Dakota freshman Jason Gregoire also are in camp. Trivino and Pereira will play on the split squad team coached by Bryan Trottier.

Also busy on Long Island is former Terrier All-American defenseman Freddy Meyer, who began last season with the Isles, was traded to Phoenix and then reacquired six weeks later to assume a regular spot on the New York blueline. Meyer has been active with the team’s Islanders Community Events (ICE) group, visiting six children’s camps, including one for autistic children last week. (Photo gallery)

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