Detroit Red Wings Training Camp started yesterday, and our countdown of every player taking part continues!
The Detroit Red Wings have gathered in Traverse City for training camp, a tradition since 1997 with the only exception being early 2013 following the end of the 2012 NHL Lockout. And for those who are looking to see all of the different players that will be taking part in this year's edition of camp, we've come up with our ranking of each player that will be skating at Center ICE Arena. Right now, there are a total of 68 players including Grand Rapids Griffins signees as well as camp invites.
No. 60: D Finn Harding
A camp invitee of the Red Wings, Harding spent last year with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, scoring two goals with eight assists.
No. 59: LW Jake Uberti
Another training camp invitee of the Red Wings, Uberti split last year between the OHL and QMJHL.
No. 58: LW Alexandre Doucet
No. 57: Trenton Bliss
Bliss already has extensive experience playing in the Mitten State, having played four years for Michigan Tech and playing a total of 33 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins. Last year, he also suited up for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.
No. 56: Brogan Rafferty
Rafferty has bounced around the American Hockey League the last few seasons, having played for the San Diego Gulls, the Utica Comets, and the Coachella Valley Firebirds. He also has brief NHL experience, having played three games for the Vancouver Canucks.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- The Detroit Red Wings Training Camp officially began yesterday in Traverse City
- Among the 68 players that will be taking part in the Detroit Red Wings Training Camp include members of the Grand Rapids Griffins as well as several camp invitees
- Our first list ranking counts down Detroit Red Wings training camp players 60 through 656
Bottom Line: Training Camp continues!
It's an annual rite of passage for the young players within the Red Wings system to get their feet wet at the NHL level at Training Camp.
While not every player will end up on the roster, it's an ideal way to make a first good impression on those who are evaluating their talent and seeing if they have what it takes to make it at the next level of hockey.