With the cones being polished and puck bags on stand-by, the Sabres Prospect Camp roster is rounding into shape for activities slated for July 6th-11th at Dwyer Arena on the campus of Niagara University. In addition to Sault Ste. Marie forward Michael Fine, whose invitation was reported yesterday, it appears that three other CHL forwards have accepted invites to help fill out camp lines. Chris DeSousa – LW, Niagara IceDogs An undersized finisher who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, DeSousa and fellow 5'9 Dog Andrew Agozzino (STL invitee) were a pleasure to watch all season long due to their team first mentality and desire to score big goals. The Mississauga native can be described as a hard-nosed leader who likes to hit and grind through offensive zone traffic to finish plays. In 2008-09, the late '90 fetched 33 goals, 18 assists, and 103 PIM for the IceDogs. DeSousa will be motivated after the draft snub, and like the aforementioned Fine, is a guy to watch next season when OHL play commences. Burke Gallimore - RW, Saskatoon Blades Passed over in the draft after earning a combine invite, the 6’0, 199-pound Gallimore is a stocky winger with finishing skills. The Edmonton native helped the Blades to a 2008-09 East Division title in his first full WHL season by netting a line of 26-27-53 +26. Before hitting the Dub, he piled up 57 goals and 108 points to earn co-MVP honors of the Alberta Midget League. An average skater with a moderate physical side to his game, Gallimore was ranked 75th among NA skaters by NHL’s Central Scouting. Adam Payerl – C, Barrie Colts Payerl is a 6’2, 203-pound pivot who just completed his second season of OHL play. A scorer/playmaker at the midget level, the Kitchener native has transformed into a smart, tough, two-way support forward with the Colts. A 6th round pick in the OHL Priority Draft, Payerl has added three inches over the past two seasons while at times displaying his offensive instincts, yet it hasn’t always translated to the scoresheet as evidenced by his 11 goals and 24 points in 115 OHL contests. Listed at #143 at Central Scouting's midterm rankings, Payerl slid to #191 in the final edition.
6/30/2009 | 4 comments |