16 Gophers Set for NHL Development Camps

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A total of 16 players with ties to Gopher hockey will participate in NHL development camps over the following weeks including nine current Gophers. Check out the list below to see who is playing where and how you can follow their camp performances. 

Columbus Blue Jackets
July 9-10
OhioHealth Ice Haus

Seth Ambroz -- The junior forward was selected by Columbus in the fifth round (128th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Ambroz posted career highs in points (16), goals (nine) and assists (7) during the 2012-13 campaign, doubling his production from his freshmen season the year before. 

Mike Reilly -- The sophomore defenseman -- one of three Reilly brothers on Minnesota's roster this season -- was the Gophers' leading freshman scorer with 14 points (three goals, 11 assists). Selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Reilly also skated with the U.S. National Junior Team and won gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. The defenseman had a goal and two assists in seven games at the tournament. 

Jake Hansen -- The former Gopher skated in 46 regular-season games for the AHL's Springfield Falcons this season and helped Springfield make the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Hansen was selected 86th overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. 

Tampa Bay Lightning
July 6-10
Brandon Ice Sports Forum

Adam Wilcox -- A Third Team All-WCHA pick as a freshman in 2012-13, Wilcox set a new Minnesota record for goals against average in a season at 1.88 (first in the WCHA, sixth in the nation) and also tied Kellen Briggs for the school rookie wins record with 25 victories in his rookie campaign. The Frank Pond Rookie of the Year for Minnesota last season, Wilcox was was selected by the Lightning with the organization's sixth-round pick (178th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. 

Colorado Avalanche 
July

Nate Condon -- As a junior forward in 2012-13, Condon set new career highs with 31 points and 12 goals for the Gophers. Minnesota's John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete Award winner this season, Condon was selected by the Avalanche in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. 

Buffalo Sabres
July 10-12
First Niagara Center

Christian Isackson -- Selected with Buffalo's seventh-round pick (203rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Isackson found his groove as a sophomore with the Gophers in 2012-13 -- notching 20 points (four goals, 16 assists). Isackson skated in all 40 games for the Gophers last season after being held scoreless in 11 games as a freshman. 

Washington Capitals
July 8-10
Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Travis Boyd -- As a sophomore in 2012-13, Boyd set new career highs with three goals, 11 assists and 14 points. The Hopkins, Minn., native was selected with Washington's sixth-round pick (177th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. 

Nate Schmidt -- The junior defenseman closed out his collegiate career with Second Team All-America and First Team All-WCHA honors after leading the WCHA in scoring by a defenseman and ranking third nationally in the category. Minnesota's John Mariucci Most Valuable Player totaled nine goals and 23 assists in his junior season. Schmidt signed with Washington as a free agent following the 2012-13 season and skated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. 

WATCH: Nate Schmidt Addresses the Media at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (WashingtonCapitals.com)

Florida Panthers 
July 8-12
JetBlue Practice Facility at Saveology.com Iceplex 

Nick Bjugstad -- A Third Team All-WCHA team member in his final year with the Gophers, Bjugstad's 21 goals were a team high while the junior forward also tallied 36 points and 15 assists. An alternate captain for the Gophers last season, Bjugstad was selected 19th overall by the Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Following the season, Bjugstad signed with Florida and had one goal in 11 games for the NHL club. 

Minnesota Wild
July 9-14
Xcel Energy Center

Erik Haula -- The junior forward led Minnesota in scoring for the second-straight year in 2012-13, tallying a career-high 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists). Haula -- a Second Team All-WCHA selection -- was drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round (182th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The alternate captain signed with the Wild following the season and skated with the Houston Aeros of the AHL. 

Chicago Blackhawks
July 8-12
Johnny's IceHouse West

Justin Holl -- Chicago's second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Holl split time between his natural position on defense and forward for the Gophers in 2012-13. The junior tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) and was named the team's Dr. V. George Nagobads Unsung Hero. 

Philadelphia Flyers
July 7-11
The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone

Mark Alt -- Alt tallied seven assists in his final season with the Gophers after skating in 39 games for the 2012-13 season. The junior defenseman was selected by Carolina with the Hurricanes' second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and then traded to the Flyers during the 2012-13 season. Alt signed with Philadelphia following the season and skated with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms. 

Nashville Predators
July 9-12
Centennial Sportsplex

Zach Budish -- Minnesota's captain in 2012-13 was selected with Nashville's second-round pick (41st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The redshirt junior tallied 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in his final year with the Gophers. Following the season, Budish signed with Nashville and skated with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. 

New York Islanders
Orange vs. Blue Scrimmage
July 11
Nassau Coliseium

Taylor Cammarata -- The incoming Gopher forward is expected to compete at the Islanders' prospect scrimmage this weekend after being selected by New York with the 76th overall pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft. Cammarata was named the USHL's Forward of the Year and Player of the Year after leading the league in scoring. Playing with Waterloo, Cammarata recorded 93 points (38 goals, 55 assists) in 59 regular-season games - the performance marks the second-highest point total for a season in league history. The forward also earned USHL Rookie of the Year honors in 2011-12, making him the first player in league history to win all three awards.

New Jersey Devils
July 15-
NewJerseyDevils.com 

Seth Helgeson -- New Jersey's fourth-round selection (114th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Helgeson had five assists as Minnesota's lone senior in 2012-13. An alternate captain for the Gophers, Helgeson signed with New Jersey following the season and skated with the team's AHL affiliate -- the Albany Devils. 

New York Rangers 
July 1-5
MSG Training Center

Brady Skjei -- Skjei competed at the Rangers' prospect camp earlier this month after his freshman season with the Gophers in 2012-13 (Catch up with Skjei at camp here). The defenseman was selected 28th overall by the Rangers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with the team's first-round pick. As a freshman, Skjei tallied three points (one goal, two assists). 

Link: Brady Skjei Stands Out at Rangers Camp (Gophersports.com

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