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.

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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

PlayerPosition2013-14 TeamAcquired
Andreas AthanasiouLWBarrie (OHL)2012 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tyler BertuzziLWGuelph (OHL)2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)
Christoffer EhnCFrolunda (Swe-Jr.)2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Axel HolmstromCSkelleftea (Swe-Jr.)2014 7th Rd. (196th overall)
Dylan LarkinCUSNTDP (USHL)2014 1st Rd. (15th overall)
Anthony ManthaRWVal d’Or (QMJHL)2013 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Zach NastasiukRWOwen Sound (OHL)2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)
Tomas NosekLWPardubice (Czech)Signed as a free agent
David PopeLWWest Kelowna (BCHL)2013 4th Rd. (109th overall)
Dominic TurgeonCPortland (WHL)2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)
Julius VahataloLWTPS (SM-Liiga)2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)
Michael BabcockLWFargo (USHL)Camp Invite
Cole BardreauRWCornell (ECAC)Camp Invite
Kyle BaunRWColgate (ECAC)Camp Invite
Dean CheliosLWMichigan State (B10)Camp Invite
Blake ClarkeLWSaginaw (OHL)Camp Invite
Mark CooperRWBowling Green (WCHA)Camp Invite
Alex GlobkeCLake Superior State (WCHA)Camp Invite
Hampus GustafssonCMerrimack (HE)Camp Invite
Hayden HodgsonRWSarnia (OHL)Camp Invite
David JohnstoneRWMichigan Tech (WCHA)Camp Invite
Darby LlewellynRWKitchener (OHL)Camp Invite
Brandon RobinsonLWKitchener (OHL)Camp Invite
Luke SandlerLWNanaimo (BCHL)Camp Invite
Tylor SpinkCColgate (ECAC)Camp Invite
Tyson SpinkRWColgate (ECAC)Camp Invite
James de HaasDClarkson (ECAC)2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Alexey MarchenkoDGrand Rapids (AHL)2011 7th Rd. (205th overall)
Ben MarshallDMinnesota (B10)2010 7th Rd. (201st overall)
Mike McKeeDWestern Michigan (NCHC)2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Marc McNultyDPrince George (WHL)2013 6th Rd. (169th overall)
Richard NedomlelDToledo (ECHL)2011 6th Rd. (175th overall)
Kevin ClareDMichigan (B10)Camp Invite
Scott CzarnowczanDFerris State (WCHA)Camp Invite
Trevor HamiltonDMiami (NCHC)Camp Invite
Joe HickettsDVictoria (WHL)Camp Invite
Ryan ObuchowskiDYale (ECAC)Camp Invite
River RymshaDWenatchee (NAHL)Camp Invite
Logan SchmidtDKitchener (OHL)Camp Invite
Nick ZottlDMississauga (OHL)Camp Invite
Jared CoreauGToledo (ECHL)Signed as a free agent
Jake PatersonGSaginaw (OHL)2012 3rd Rd. (80th overall)
Andrew D’AgostiniGPeterborough (OHL)Camp Invite
Edwin MinneyGUSNTDP (USHL)Camp Invite