Avs Release Development Camp Roster

The Avs announced the prospects that would be participating in their development camp this week. The camp, which will feature mostly off-ice activities, includes all seven selections for Colorado from the recent 2014 NHL Entry Draft.


Chris Bigras, D, Owen Sound (OHL) - drafted 32nd overall in 2013

Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL) - drafted 23rd overall in 2014

Troy Bourke, C/LW, Prince George (WHL) - drafted 72nd overall in 2012

Will Butcher, D, Denver (NCHC) - drafted 123rd overall in 2013

Cody Corbett, D, Edmonton (WHL) - free agent

Dennis Everberg, C/LW, Rogle (Allsvenskan) - free agent

Mason Geertsen, D, Vancouver (WHL) - drafted 93rd overall in 2013

Samuel Henley, LW, Val-d'Or (QMJHL) - free agent

Max Iafrate, D, Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - invitee

Anton Lindholm, D, Skelleftea J20 (SuperElit) - drafted 144th overall in 2014

Nick Magyar, C/RW, Kitchener (OHL) - drafted 93rd overall in 2014

Spencer Martin, G, Mississauga (OHL) - drafted 63rd overall in 2013

Julien Nantel, LW, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - drafted 204th overall in 2014

Maximilian Pajpach, G, Slovakia - drafted 174th overall in 2014

Alexis Pepin, LW, Gatineau (QMJHL) - drafted 114th overall in 2014

Reid Petryk, C, Edmonton (WHL) - invitee

Matt Pufahl, D, Everett (WHL) - invitee

Borna Rendulic, RW, HPK (Liiga) - free agent

Michael Schumacher, LW, Lake Erie (AHL) - invitee

Landon Smith, F, Salmon Arm (BCHL) - invitee

Ben Storm, D, St. Cloud State (NCHC) - drafted 153rd overall in 2013

Wilhelm Westlund, D, Farjestad J20 (SuperElit) - drafted 183rd overall in 2013

Roman Will, G, BK Mlada Boleslav (Czech2) - free agent

Kyle Wood, D, North Bay (OHL) - drafted 84th overall in 2014

Missing from this roster are graduating prospects Nate Condon, Gus Young, and Luke Moffatt. Collegiate prospects can attend these development camps on their own dime. With the Condon, Young, and Moffatt trio missing, the likely-hood of securing a NHL contract from the Avalanche has lessened. The rights for the three collegiate players are still held by the Avalanche until August 15th.

With the addition of Maxim Noreau, the Avs will stand at 48 contracts once O'Reilly and their remaining restricted free agents are signed. The team limit is 50. Chris Bigras will most likely return to the OHL next season, allowing the contact he signed last year to slide for another year.

It's possible that any of the graduating NCAA players could remain with the organization under minor league contracts; should they not garner interest from other NHL clubs or European teams.

Regarding the development camp, the players are expected to speak to the media on Tuesday.

Source: Denver Post