The San Jose Sharks are set to kick off development camp this week, highlighted by a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Thursday night at Sharks Ice.
In attendance at camp will be most of the prospects Sharks fans are most excited to see again, including Thomas Bordeleau, Ozzy Wiesblatt, William Eklund, Brandon Coe, and Tristen Robins. Also in attendance are a few prospects to keep an eye on, including 2022 first-round draft pick Filip Bystedt, Jasper Weatherby, Santeri Hatakka, Strauss Mann, and San Jose native Reese Laubach.
One player invited to camp to watch is TJ Hughes:
One interesting name on the Sharks camp invite list … T.J. Hughes, who led the AJHL w/66 goals in 60 games + is headed to Michigan.
Wolverines have 5 NHL picks plus 2023 stud Adam Fantilli coming to Ann Arbor next year … and another Hughes (no relation, that I see) as well.
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) July 12, 2022
Hughes was second in AJHL scoring, with his linemates finishing first and fourth and a defenseman from his team finishing third. He and Brooks Bandits were a powerhouse team in the AJHL in the 2021-22 season, and it will be interesting to see how Hughes looks at camp.
Notably missing from the development camp roster are recently signed defenseman Gannon Laroque, goaltender Magnus Chrona, and Sharks 2019 second-round pick Dillon Hamaliuk.
#SJSharks have released their development camp roster — the guy who appears to be missing is Gannon Laroque, who I'm told has underwent lower-body surgery and is hoping to be ready for Canada and the World Junior Championships in August pic.twitter.com/kNVEPzVoJT
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) July 11, 2022
Development camp will not be open to the public, except for the prospects scrimmage at 7 PM on Thursday at Sharks Ice (North Rink).
The planned 3-on-3 scrimmage is going to be a four-team round-robin tournament consisting of three eight-minute games. The top two teams will play a final championship game to decide the winner. Instead of special teams play, penalties will result in an automatic penalty shot.
The prospects scrimmage will be open to the first 500 fans to arrive at Sharks Ice and will be broadcast on the Sharks Audio Network, Sharks+SAP Center app, sjsharks.com, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube with San Jose Barracuda announcer Nick Nollenberger calling the game.
Get additional San Jose Sharks development camp information here.
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