TRAVERSE CITY — All eight players selected by the Detroit Red Wings in last month’s National Hockey League draft will be here for the team’s development camp at Centre ICE.
The camp starts Wednesday and runs through next Monday.
Some 38 players are now expected to participate, including Anthony Mantha, Detroit’s first-round selection and a 50-goal scorer for the Val d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Mantha is the grandson of Andre Pronovost, a four-time Stanley Cup champion who played 120 games for the Red Wings from 1962-65.
Detroit’s two second-round picks, forwards Zach Nastasiuk and Tyler Bertuzzi, will also hit the ice. Nastasiuk collected 40 points (20 goals, 20 assists) in 62 games last season for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. Bertuzzi registered 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 43 games as a left wing for the Guelph Storm (OHL). Bertuzzi is the nephew of current Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi.
Four players originally scheduled to participate will not be in attendance: forwards Calle Jarnkrok and Mikhail Plotnikov, and defensemen Mattias Backman and Ben Marshall. The camp roster now stands at 22 forwards, 11 defensemen and 5 goalies.
Red Wings center Darren Helm, who was limited to one game last season because of a back injury, will skate with the prospects.
Fans wishing to attend camp can watch the first day on Wednesday free of charge with tickets for the remainder of camp available for $5 per day. Tickets will be sold at Centre Ice Arena.