At what point do players stop getting invited? Is it based on age, experience, or the teams viewpoint on them? ( No Vellieux, Strait, Bortuzzo, Peterson, Sneep, Grant?)
guess it's a bit of both. Not sure if Vellieux's still injured but he's been to quite a few camps when he's been healthy. Strait and Sneep are both 24 so they've outgrown it both in terms of age and experience, probably the same for Bortuzzo, Grant and Petersen who are 23.
I think it's pretty safe to say our prospects won't be fighting each other at camp.
you never get a second chance to make a first impression........it may be their only chance to live their dream, and they will do any and all that they can for just a chance for a second look. .....don't doubt me.
Only players still on their ELC get invited to prospect camp as this is more about general preparation (conditioning, food, training schedules, video review), an introduction to pro hockey style, and simply getting to know each other. Players beyond their 3rd year (rule of thumb) with the Pens don't get invited as they already know all those things by then.
Interesting that almost all of the free agents invited are college players, and many are teammates with some of our drafted prospects.
Why isnt kileen on the list? Have they given up on him?
I have not heard anything about them giving up on Killeen. I think with the two drafted goalies and the one NCAA one, they did not feel like they were going to have enough time for Killeen. I am not certain.
Bryan Rust not on the roster - is he just not even a prospect for us anymore, or is it an NCAA thing?
Sucks that we could've picked Galiev there.
NCAA players have to pay their own way so maybe that's part of it, he might have classes in the Summer like Hanowski does. I imagine Pens still want him at the camp, he had a bad year but he's got 2 years left to turn it around.