Off To Camp…

That time of year has finally arrived.

This morning rookies/AHL players arrived at training camp in New Jersey, with the NHL veterans soon to follow later this week. One week from now there will be real game action again for the first time since late April, as the Devils play their first preseason game against the Rangers. Earlier today the team released this year’s training camp roster:

Goaltenders:

Anthony Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
Maxime Clermont*
Keith Kinkaid*
Cory Schneider
Scott Wedgewood*

Defensemen:

Brandon Burlon*
Mark Fayne
Eric Gelinas*
Andy Greene
Peter Harrold
Seth Helgeson*
Raman Hrabarenka*
Dan Kelly*
Adam Larsson*
Corbin McPherson*
Jon Merrill*
Bryce Salvador
Reece Scarlett
Damon Severson*
Alexander Urbom*
Anton Volchenkov
Harry Young*
Marek Zidlicky

Forwards:

Krys Barch
Myles Bell
Steve Bernier
Graham Black
Reid Boucher*
Riley Boychuk
Ryan Carter
Ryane Clowe
Patrik Elias
Remy Giftopoulos
Stephen Gionta*
Adam Henrique*
Mike Hoeffel*
Jaromir Jagr
Cam Janssen*
Ben Johnson
Jacob Josefson*
Ryan Kujawinski
Andrei Loktionov*
Stefan Matteau
Chris McKelvie*
Rostislav Olesz
Rod Pelley
Harri Pesonen*
Michael Ryder
Tim Sestito*
Mike Sislo*
Mattias Tedenby*
Ben Thomson
Joe Whitney*
David Wohlberg*
Darcy Zajac*
Travis Zajac
Dainius Zubrus

*-appeared in at least one game for Albany in 2012-13

A numerical list can be found here.

A few observations:

-Looks like Corbin McPherson and Chris McKelvie are back in the fold for this season. I’m going to assume they were given AHL contracts, even though nothing official has been released. That puts the number of players from last year’s team still without a home down to 4.

-There is one unfamiliar name on the list, and it’s probably one of the more awesome hockey names I’ve seen: Remy Giftopoulos. He split last season between Ottawa and Windsor in the OHL, where in 71 games he put up 25 goals and 23 assists. He is expected to return to Windsor, only in camp to be evaluated by the Devils brass.

A few articles from today’s first day:

From Fire & Ice: an interview with Mattias Tedenby and Rod Pelley.

From The Star Ledger: more Pelley and an appearance from Cam Janssen.

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