The Devils held the first day of their Development Camp for prospects and rookies this morning at Prudential Center. I would have told you about this earlier, but the Devils didn't let the media know that it was going to take place until Saturday afternoon. Plus, the sessions are NOT open to the public.
I had a vacation day scheduled for today and am out of town, but wanted to pass along what I did know.
First, Fedor Fedorov is among the 23 players attending and has been officially signed.
I've got a call into Lou Lamoriello about that. Fedorov has been suspended from international competion by the IIHF, but that doesn't prevent him from skating here.
Also participating this week are defenseman Matthew Corrente, the team's 2006 first-round pick, defenseman Anssi Salmela, a free agent signing who played in Finland last season, right wing Matt Halischuk, right wing Nick Palmieri and goaltender Jeff Frazee.
The full list of participating players is below. Before you ask, I'm looking into why Tyler Eckford is not on the list.
Goaltender (1): Jeff Frazee (Devils' 2nd choice, 38th overall in 2005).
Defensemen (9): Brandon Burlon (2nd choice, 52nd overall in 2008); Matthew Corrente (1st choice, 30th overall in 2006); Matt Delahey (5th choice, 112th overall in 2008); Mark Fayne (5th choice, 155th overall in 2005); Mark Fraser (3rd choice, 84th overall in 2005); Corbin McPherson (3rd choice, 87th overall in 2007); Tyler Miller (5th choice, 107th overall in 2006); Anssi Salmela (free agent signed by Devils); Harry Young (8th choice, 202nd overall in 2008).
Left wing (3): Jean-Sebastien Berube (9th choice, 208th overall in 2008); Brad Snetsinger (free agent signed by Devils); Vili Sopanen (5th choice, 177 overall in 2007).
Center (7): Tyler Burton (free agent signed by Lowell); Patrice Cormier (3rd choice, 54th overall in 2008); Fedor Fedorov (free agent signed by Devils); Adam Henrique (4th choice, 82nd overall in 2008); Cory Nagy (6th choice, 142nd overall in 2008); Michael Swift (free agent signed by Devils); David Wohlberg (7th choice, 172nd overall in 2008).
Right wing (3): Matt Halishcuk (4th choice, 117th overall in 2007); Nick Palmieri (2nd choice, 79th overall in 2007); Nathan Perkovich (6th choice, 250th overall in 2004).