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Vees well represented at NHL Development Camps

Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees are proud to announce 11 players with ties to the organization are taking part in NHL development camps, That includes nine alumni and two incoming players.

Newly-drafted Jonny Tychonick is at Ottawa Senators camp alongside Miles Gendron (2014-15) and Luke Loheit (incoming).

Jack LaFontaine is attending Carolina Hurricanes camp as he was a third-round draft pick by the team in 2016. He will suit up for the Vees for the 2018-19 season before returning to the University of Michigan next year.

Colton Poolman spent the 2015-16 season with the Vees and was recently named captain at the University of North Dakota. He has been invited to Vancouver Canucks development camp.

Dante Fabbro, Nashville’s first-round pick in 2016, will attend Predators camp before returning to Boston University for his junior year. He was named a co-captain of the Terriers earlier this year.

Ty Amonte was a member of the 2017 Fred Page Cup championship team and received an invite to St. Louis Blues development camp. Last year as a teammate of Fabbro’s at Boston University, Amonte scored six goals and three assists in 36 games. 

James De Haas played in Penticton during the 2012-13 season before playing four years at Clarkson University. After splitting last season between the Philadelphia Flyers AHL and ECHL affiliates, he was invited to Flyers development camp.

Due to a major injury, Sam Rossini was limited to just 13 games as a Penticton Vee during the 2016-17 season. Last year he played 14 games at the University of Minnesota scoring three goals and three assists. He was invited to Pittsburgh Penguins camp.

Lewis Zerter-Gossage was also invited to the Penguins camp. He is about to enter his senior season at Harvard where he will serve as a co-captain. He was a Penticton Vee during the 2014-15 season.

Ryan O’Connell’s season was cut short due to an injury suffered during the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Truro, Nova Scotia last year, but the seventh round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs will suit up at their camp. He recently announced his commitment to The Ohio State University.

A select few NHL teams have yet to announce their development camp rosters.