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Sabres announce upcoming prospects camp

The Buffalo Sabres, NHL affiliate of the Portland Pirates, announce this morning details of their summer development camp for their prospects, which will take place at the end of the month.

The Sabres will be holding a summer development camp from June 25-July 1 at Dwyer Arena on the campus of Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y.

Players will take to the ice every day from 3-5 p.m.

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. Ultimately, 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.

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)
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)
Orpik, Andrew D 6-3 200 R Amherst, NY 3-12-86 Boston College (NCAA)
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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