Jan 4, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexei Marchenko (47) defends against the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. This was the first NHL start for Marchenko. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects Headline Development Camp

Jan 4, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexei Marchenko (47) defends against the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. This was the first NHL start for Marchenko. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

While many of us will be celebrating the 4th of July by BBQing and cracking a few frosty beverages, the Detroit Red Wings top prospects will be taking the ice at the team’s annual development camp.

The camp, put on by director of player development Jiri Fischer, will pit two groups of Red Wings prospects against each other in scrimmages today through Tuesday.  These scrimmages will give the prospects an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in live game action and get a possible invite to pre-season training camp.

Among the hopefuls will be highly touted prospect Anthony Mantha who is generating a lot of buzz after a stellar performance in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Mantha will be joined by 2013 second round pick Tyler Bertuzzi and 2014 picks Dylan Larkin and Dominic Turgeon.

One of the prospects sure to be on Ken Holland’s radar is defenseman Alexey Marchenko.  The 2013 AHL All-Star missed the second half of the season after undergoing surgery for an ankle injury. The Red Wings will be watching closely to see if Marchanko is healthy.

If everything checks out he could play a role in providing depth on the Red Wings blue line this season. Marchencko is just 22 but already has 5 years of pro hockey experience having spent the previous 4 season in the KHL.

Here is full 2014 Development Camp roster

Player Position 2013-14 Team Acquired
Andreas Athanasiou LW Barrie (OHL) 2012 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tyler Bertuzzi LW Guelph (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)
Christoffer Ehn C Frolunda (Swe-Jr.) 2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Axel Holmstrom C Skelleftea (Swe-Jr.) 2014 7th Rd. (196th overall)
Dylan Larkin C USNTDP (USHL) 2014 1st Rd. (15th overall)
Anthony Mantha RW Val d’Or (QMJHL) 2013 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Zach Nastasiuk RW Owen Sound (OHL) 2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)
Tomas Nosek LW Pardubice (Czech) Signed as a free agent
David Pope LW West Kelowna (BCHL) 2013 4th Rd. (109th overall)
Dominic Turgeon C Portland (WHL) 2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)
Julius Vahatalo LW TPS (SM-Liiga) 2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)
Michael Babcock LW Fargo (USHL) Camp Invite
Cole Bardreau RW Cornell (ECAC) Camp Invite
Kyle Baun RW Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Dean Chelios LW Michigan State (B10) Camp Invite
Blake Clarke LW Saginaw (OHL) Camp Invite
Mark Cooper RW Bowling Green (WCHA) Camp Invite
Alex Globke C Lake Superior State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Hampus Gustafsson C Merrimack (HE) Camp Invite
Hayden Hodgson RW Sarnia (OHL) Camp Invite
David Johnstone RW Michigan Tech (WCHA) Camp Invite
Darby Llewellyn RW Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Brandon Robinson LW Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Luke Sandler LW Nanaimo (BCHL) Camp Invite
Tylor Spink C Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
Tyson Spink RW Colgate (ECAC) Camp Invite
James de Haas D Clarkson (ECAC) 2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Alexey Marchenko D Grand Rapids (AHL) 2011 7th Rd. (205th overall)
Ben Marshall D Minnesota (B10) 2010 7th Rd. (201st overall)
Mike McKee D Western Michigan (NCHC) 2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Marc McNulty D Prince George (WHL) 2013 6th Rd. (169th overall)
Richard Nedomlel D Toledo (ECHL) 2011 6th Rd. (175th overall)
Kevin Clare D Michigan (B10) Camp Invite
Scott Czarnowczan D Ferris State (WCHA) Camp Invite
Trevor Hamilton D Miami (NCHC) Camp Invite
Joe Hicketts D Victoria (WHL) Camp Invite
Ryan Obuchowski D Yale (ECAC) Camp Invite
River Rymsha D Wenatchee (NAHL) Camp Invite
Logan Schmidt D Kitchener (OHL) Camp Invite
Nick Zottl D Mississauga (OHL) Camp Invite
Jared Coreau G Toledo (ECHL) Signed as a free agent
Jake Paterson G Saginaw (OHL) 2012 3rd Rd. (80th overall)
Andrew D’Agostini G Peterborough (OHL) Camp Invite
Edwin Minney G USNTDP (USHL) Camp Invite

 

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