Kings Development Camp roster and notes

Development Camp opened this morning at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, and as noticed through today’s mid-morning session, there has been a combination of forwards and defensemen on the ice. Though the players are touching pucks, they have been separated from the goalie group (which is currently skating, as of 11:20 a.m.)

Here’s a roster; click to enlarge (by a wee bit):

In larger fonts, those taking part are:

36 – Alexander Ruutuu^
38 – Valentin Zykov
39 – Samuel Laberge^
46 – Spencer Watson
51 – Austin Wagner
52 – Mike Amadio
57 – Alexander Dergachyov
64 – Reid Sturos^
68 – Joel Lowry
76 – Jonny Brodzinski
80 – Matthew Mistele
83 – Matt Schmalz

34 – Paul LaDue
40 – Damie Sharipzyanov^
41 – Alex Roach
42 – Kai Wissman^
45 – Alex Lintuniemi
47 – Dominic Tiffels^
48 – Jonas Mueller^
56 – Kurtis MacDermid
58 – Erik Cernak
59 – Jacob Middleton
62 – Zac Leslie
78 – Steven Johnson
81 – Matt Roy
82 – Chaz Reddekopp

33 – Nick McBride^
65 – Jack Flinn^
75 – Alec Dillon
85 – Maximilian Franzreb^

^camp invite

-You may have noticed that defensemen Kai Wissman, Dominic Tiffels and Jonas Mueller and goaltender Maximilian Franzreb come from DEL and DEL2 organizations. Keep in mind that the Eisbaren Berlin (Wissman, Mueller) and Hamburg Freezers (Franzreb) are AEG-owned teams. I’ve also been told that there are executives from DEL teams that are on hand for Development Camp this week, as well as a small handful of Germany-based reporters.

-Of the other invites, there’s Samuel Laberge (QMJHL-Rimouski), Reid Sturos (WCHA-Michigan Tech), Damir Sharipzyanov (OHL-Owen Sound), Nick McBride (WHL-Prince Albert), 6-foot-8 goalie Jack Flinn (OHL-Owen Sound) and Alexander Ruuttu (SM-Liiga), son of Kings Director of European Scouting Christian Ruuttu. Ruuttu was a second round draft pick by Arizona in 2011 and is slated to play in Allsvenskan-Tingsryds this season, according to Elite Prospects.

-Who is not here: virtually anyone who played for Manchester this season. It’s R&R time for the Calder Cup champs, so the only player at camp who played in any regular season game for the Monarchs is Alex Lintuniemi, who got into four games at the conclusion of the season.

-As always, rosters and schedules are subject to change. Lots more to come from El Segundo this week.


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