Sabres release Prospect Camp dates and roster

The Sabres will hold their annual Prospect Development Camp on June 25th-July 1st at Dwyer Arena on the campus of Niagara University.

The seven-day camp will feature a roster of 30 Sabres prospects, including recently signed college draft picks Nathan Gerbe, Tim Kennedy and Chris Butler. Also in attendance will be Drew Stafford, along with goaltender Jhonas Enroth and defensman Dennis Persson. This will be the first appearance in North America for both players since signing with the Sabres in early June. The players will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts. The goals of the camp are to give the prospective players the fundamental ideas of the Sabres playing system and the conditioning programs of an NHL player. The camp participants will also study and examine NHL rules and the successful techniques a player must possess to become a professional athlete.

On ice sessions will run from 3-5PM daily. Below is the preliminary camp roster. Keep in mind that at least the North American-based players that are drafted this weekend should be hitting the ice with the current crop. There are no free agent invitees this time around, unless you're counting QMJHL forward, Benjamin Breault (207th overall, 2006). It appears he is still scheduled to participate despite his re-entry into the draft this weekend after not signing a contract with Buffalo before June 1st. It's also worth noting that Drew Stafford is slated to participate even though he's a full time NHLer at this juncture. BUFFALO SABRES 2008-09 DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER FORWARD Allard, Jean-Simon C 6-2 195 R St. Bruno, Quebec 5-24-89 St. John’s (QMJHL) Breault, Benjamin C 5-10 183 L Pembroke, Ontario 2-21-88 Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Byron, Paul C 5-9 144 L Ottawa, Ontario 4-27-89 Gatineau (QMJHL) Gerbe, Nathan C 5-5 160 L Oxford, MI 7-24-87 Boston College (NCAA) Gogulla, Philipp LW 6-2 176 L Dusseldorf, Germany 7-31-87 Cologne (DEL) Hunter, Dylan LW 6-0 198 L Quebec City, Quebec 5-21-85 Rochester (AHL) Kaleta, Patrick RW 5-11 195 R Buffalo, New York 6-8-86 Buffalo Sabres Kennedy, Tim LW 5-10 176 L Buffalo, NY 4-30-86 Michigan St. (NCAA) Orpik, Andrew RW 6-3 200 R Amherst, NY 3-12-86 Boston College (NCAA) Schutz, Felix C 5-11 187 L Erding, Germany 11-3-87 Ingolstadt ERC (DEL) Stafford, Drew RW 6-1 202 R Milwaukee, Wisconson 10-30-85 Buffalo Sabres Tropp, Corey RW 6-0 185 R Grosse Pointe, MI 7-25-89 Michigan St. (NCAA) Whitmore, Derek LW 5-11 185 L Rochester, NY 12-17-84 Rochester (AHL) Zagrapan, Marek C 6-1 198 L Presov, Czechoslovakia 12-6-86 Rochester (AHL) DEFENSE Brennan, TJ D 6-0 204 L Willingboro, NJ 4-3-89 St. John’s (QMJHL) Biega, Alex D 5-10 191 L Montreal, Quebec 2-21-88 Harvard (NCAA) Butler, Chris D 6-1 178 L St. Louis, MO 5-23-86 U of Denver (NCAA) Funk, Michael D 6-4 199 L Abbotsford, B.C. 8-15-86 Rochester (AHL) Generous, Matt D 6-3 185 R Methuen, MA 5-5-85 St. Lawrence (NCAA) Gragnani, Marc-Andre D 6-2 192 L Montreal, Quebec 3-11-87 Rochester (AHL) Kostka, Mike D 6-2 210 R Ajax, ON 11-28-85 Rochester (AHL) MacKenzie, Drew D 6-2 200 L Stamford, CT 12-17-88 Waterloo (USHL) Persson, Dennis D 6-1 181 L Nykoping, Sweden 6-2-88 Nykoping (Sweden 1) Schiestel, Drew D 6-1 180 R Hamilton, Ontario 3-9-89 Niagara (OHL) Sekera, Andrej D 6-0 200 L Bojnice, Czechoslovakia 6-8-86 Buffalo Sabres Weber, Mike D 6-2 199 L Pittsburgh, PA 12-16-87 Rochester (AHL) GOALTENDER Dennis, Adam G 5-11 183 L Toronto, Ontario 2-8-85 Rochester (AHL) Eidsness, Brad G 5-11 190 L Chestermere, Alberta 6-2-89 Okotoks (AJHL) Eno, Nick G 6-3 190 L Howell, Michigan 2-12-89 Bowling Green (NCAA) Enroth, Jhonas G 5-10 174 L Stockholm, Sweden 6-25-88 Sodertalje (Sweden)
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