Sixteen players who are property of the London Knights will be heading to NHL training camps. Here is a list of which players are headed where:
Brandon Crawley Pittsburgh Penguins
-Crawley will be attending his second NHL training camp after heading to Traverse City with Columbus last fall. He will play for the Penguins in the Rookie Tournament in London.
Max Jones Anaheim Ducks
-Jones was Anahiem’s first round pick in 2016 and was very impressive at a summer development camp.
Olli Juolevi Vancouver Canucks
-Juolevi was selected 5th overall by Vancouver in 2016.
Janne Kuokkanen Carolina Hurricanes
-Kuokkanen was Carolina’s 2nd round pick in 2016 and has had a tremendous training camp and pre-season with the Knights (3 goals and 2 assists in 2 games).
Owen MacDonald St. Louis Blues
-MacDonald was named the Knights’ Heart Trophy winner in 2015-16 and scored two playoff game winners during a five-game goal streak
Mitch Marner Toronto Maple Leafs
-Marner is the centerpiece of the most common debate amongst Knights’ fans… CHL Player of the Year, OHL Playoff MVP, Memorial Cup Playoff MVP… where does he play this season? OHL or NHL?
Chris Martenet Dallas Stars
-the 6’7 defenceman signed with Dallas during the Memorial Cup. Martenet will attend his second training camp for a team with eight defencemen on one-way contracts.
Nic Mattinen Toronto Maple Leafs
-Mattinen was a 6th round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2016 and will be attending his first NHL camp. He will play for Toronto in the Rookie Tournament in London.
Victor Mete Montreal Canadiens
-Mete was Montreal’s 5th round pick in 2016 and will be attending his first NHL camp. He will play for the Canadiens in the Rookie Tournament in London.
Tyler Parsons Calgary Flames
-Parsons will attend his first training camp with the Flames after being selected in the 2nd round of the NHL Draft in June. With the acquisitions of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson, Parsons is in Calgary’s future plans.
J.J. Piccinich Toronto Maple Leafs
-Piccinich was Toronto’s fourth round pick in 2014 and will be playing for the Maple Leafs at the NHL Rookie Tournament in London – September 16th to 18th.
Cliff Pu Buffalo Sabres
-Pu was a 3rd round pick of the Sabres in June’s NHL Entry Draft and will be attending his first NHL camp.
Jack Roslovic Winnipeg Jets
-Roslovic’s rights were acquired by the Knights over the summer. He was Winnpeg’s first round pick in 2015. The Jets have a number of options for Roslovic. He can play in the NHL, the AHL or the OHL.
Kole Sherwood Columbus Blue Jackets
-Sherwood was the first Columbus-born player to sign with the Blue Jackets. He will be attending his second NHL camp with the team.
Matthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames
-Tkachuk was taken 6th overall by Calgary. Flames’ Assistant G.M. Craig Conroy told thescore.com in June, “…we don’t have a Tkachuk-like guy on our team right now.” The St. Louis native will be looking to play his way onto the Calgary roster in camp.
C.J. Yakimowicz Pittsburgh Penguins
-Yakimowicz grew up a Penguins’ fan in Kingston, Pennsylvania, which is about four hours east of Pittsburgh. He will play for the Penguins in the Rookie Tournament in London.