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21 Boston Junior Whalers Alumni Participate in NHL Development Camps

By Admin, 07/11/23, 3:00PM EDT


Boston, MA -  The Boston Junior Whalers Elite Hockey Club is proud to share that 21 of our former & current players received invitations to, and are participating in various 2023 NHL Development camps across North America.

Every year, each NHL team holds a Development (Rookie) Camp that consists of players they drafted this past June, players they have drafted in the past, and free agent camp invites.  Often times, these draft picks and free agent camp invites are NCAA players.

Player Name Birth Year | Position 2023 NHL Camp Team Draft Pick / Camp Invite /Other Current Team (2023-24)
Riley Duran 2002 | Forward Boston Bruins Draft Pick (2020 Round 6) Providence College
Derek Mullahy 2001 | Goaltender Boston Bruins Camp Invite Harvard University
Sean Keohane 2004 | Defenseman Buffalo Sabres Draft Pick (2023 Round 6) Harvard University
Yaniv Perets 2000 | Goaltender Carolina Hurricanes Undrafted Free Agent Signing Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Chris Romaine 2004 | Defenseman Colorado Avalanche Draft Pick (2022 Round 6) Providence College
Matty Copponi 2003 | Forward Edmonton Oilers Draft Pick (2023 Round 7) Merrimack College
Braden Doyle 2001 | Defenseman Los Angeles Kings Draft Pick (2019 Round 6) Northeastern University
Ryan Healey 2004 | Defenseman Minnesota Wild Draft Pick (2022 Round 4) Harvard University
Collin Graf 2002 | Forward Nashville Predators Camp Invite Quinnipiac University
Spencer Cox 2001 | Defenseman New Jersey Devils Camp Invite Miami (Ohio) University
Tim Rego 2000 | Defenseman New Jersey Devils Camp Invite Cornell University
Luke Krys 2000 | Defenseman New York Rangers Camp Invite Providence College
Drew Bavaro 2000 | Defenseman Ottawa Senators Camp Invite University of Notre Dame
Tristan Broz 2002 | Forward Pittsburgh Penguins Draft Pick (2021 Round 2) Denver University
Jay O'Brien 1999 | Forward Pittsburgh Penguins Camp Invite Boston University
Jeremy Wilmer 2003 | Forward Pittsburgh Penguins Camp Invite Boston University
Cameron Lund 2004 | Forward San Jose Sharks Draft Pick (2002 Round 2) Northeastern University
Tucker Robertson 2003 | Forward Seattle Kraken Draft Pick (2022 Round 4) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Alex Gagne 2002 | Defenseman Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Pick (2021 Round 6) University of New Hampshire
Tyler Weiss 2000 | Forward Toronto Maple Leafs Camp Invite Free Agent
Joe Fleming 2003 | Defenseman Vegas Golden Knights Undrafted Free Agent Signing Henderson Golden Knights (AHL)

The NHL Development Camps run in different intervals over the course of July 1, 2023 through July 14, 2023.  We are very proud of our alumni who were selected as camp invites to these camps at the top level of the game, and are rooting on all of our draft picks in hopes that they have the chance to make their respective team.

"For those players that were not drafted and didn't receive a camp invite, do not let that define you," said BJW's Mike Cusack.  "Use it as motivation, make sure you're taking no days off and working harder than the next guy," he continued.

Congratulations to all of our BJW players taking part in the 2023 NHL Development Camps, and we're looking forward to whats next!