Penn State Hockey: Several Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Development Camps
With the season closer than it might seem, 11 current and former Nittany Lions will get a chance to work with the pros at NHL Development Camps and over the next few weeks.
Returning draftees Evan Barratt (Chicago – July 14-20), Cole Hults (LA – June 25-29) and Denis Smirnov (Colorado – June 27 – July 3) and incoming freshman Aarne Talvitie (NJ – July 9-14) will each travel to their respective development camps this summer.
Undrafted prospects Chase Berger and Alex Limoges will join former goalie Eamon McAdam with the Islanders on June 25-29 while Brandon Biro will travel to the Buffalo Sabres camp from June 26-30. Goaltender Peyton Jones will participate in a pair of development camps this summer, first traveling to Washington on June 25-29 and then Chicago on July 15-20.
Additionally former Nittany Lions Andrew Sturtz (Ottawa – June 27 – July 3) and Trevor Hamilton (Detroit – June 26-30) will join their new organizations at development camp. Both signed professional contracts following the conclusion of Penn State's season this past spring.
NCAA student-athletes participating in NHL development camps do not have their eligibility affected. The camps give team draft picks and free agent invitees the chance to experience an NHL camp with team staff on and off the ice.