PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mikhail Grigorenko (L), drafted 12th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, and Zemgus Girgensons (R), drafted 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, pose for a portrait during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The annual summer development camp begins today for the Buffalo Sabres, and it offers the first chance for coaches, media, and fans to see the future of the blue and gold.
The camp runs July 8-13, and will be open to the public on Monday through Thursday. The team will hold open practices from 10:00am-12:30pm on Monday through Wednesday, and will sell tickets for a Thursday night scrimmage that starts at 6:00pm. All events will be held this year at the First Niagara Center.
The roster for the camp is very exciting this year; all of the team's most recent draft picks will be there, including Mikhail Grigorenko, Zemgus Girgensons, and Joel Armia. Promising young NHLers will also be in attendance, including Marcus Foligno, Luke Adam, and Cody Hodgson.
Check out the full list of attendees, courtesy of The Buffalo News, after the break.
During the open practices, the players will be divided into two groups and will participate in both on and off ice workouts designed to expose them to the Sabres system and give them an idea of what NHL conditioning is like.
Seeing as how the event is free, being held at the arena this year, and has an incredible roster of prospects attending, there's likely to be a big turn out. Are any DBTBers planning on going? If so, which prospects are you most looking forward to seeing?
Luke Adam, Joel Armia, Riley Boychuk, Daniel Catenacci, Brian Flynn, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Mikhail Grigorenko, Cody Hodgson, Christian Isackson, Colin Jacobs, Kyle Jean, Justin Jokinen, Justin Kea, Jacob Legace, Brad Navin, Logan Nelson, Jonathan Parker, Judd Peterson, Frederick Roy, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski, Corey Tropp, Phil Varone.