A few more hockey players were invited to NHL training camps today:
- The Calgary Flames have invited former NHL forward Jamie Devane to training camp this September, reports the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle. Devane last played for the Nashville Predators’ AHL affiliate Milwaukee Admirals, scoring 6G and 5A in 62 games. The former 2009 third round draft pick played in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and appeared in 2 NHL games. Devane is a big bruising forward weighing in around 230lbs, and Flames President Brian Burke is known for admiring such players. In fact, Burke was the Maple Leafs GM who drafted Devane in 2009. Burke used the 68th pick on Devane—Reilly Smith was picked next.
- The St. Louis Blues also extended a training camp invite today to T.J. Galiardi, reports the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle. Galiardi has had mixed success in the NHL, scoring 44G and 61A in 321 games for the Avalanche, Sharks, Flames, and Jets. The forward spent last year in Sweden playing for the Malmo Redhawks. St. Louis lost David Backes, Steve Ott, and Troy Brouwer in the offseason, so Galiardi may win himself a spot on the big club if he impresses.
- The Los Angeles Kings have invited former Red Wings goalie Tom McCollom to training camp. McCollom was a former first round draft pick that could not crack the big club, but played well on Detroit’s AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. McCollom was signed to a one-year contract last year but the Red Wings declined to extend a new offer. Los Angeles is currently lacking proven backup goaltending, with last year’s backup Jhonas Enroth supposedly close to signing in Toronto.
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