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Minnesota Hockey: Several Gophers Will Attend NHL Development Camps

The list includes Gopher commits, active players and alums

Leon Bristedt will be one invitee at Minnesota Wild Development Camp

Now that the NHL Draft is complete and free agency is will past peak, NHL teams will start to think about their futures. All 31 teams will host development camps in July for their draftees and invitees. These camps will be an opportunity for players to work in front of the front office leadership and try and make an impression. Its even more vitally important for the undrafted players who are getting an invitation to the camps to impress. Both Justin Kloos and Vinni Lettieri are former Gophers who were signed by NHL organizations who’s development camps they attended.

Below is a list of the Gopher prospects, players, and recent alums who will be attending development camps this summer. These lists can always change due to injury, summer classes, or organization preferences. A major hat tip to Nate Wells of SB Nation College Hockey for compiling these lists. Follow him on twitter @Gopherstate and read his blog at

Minnesota Commits:

Sam Huff -Minnesota Wild (Invite)

Sammy Walker-Tampa Bay Lightning

Clayton Phillips-Pittsburgh Penguins

Current Gophers:

Rem Pitlick-Nashville Predators

Tommy Novak-Nashville Predators

Darian Romanko-Vegas Golden Knights (Invite)

Brent Gates Jr-Anaheim Ducks

Scott Reedy-San Jose Sharks

Leon Bristedt-Minnesota Wild (Invite)

Casey Mittelstadt-Buffalo Sabres

Ryan Zuhlsdorf-Tampa Bay Lightning

Jack Glover-Winnipeg Jets

Ryan Lindgren-Boston Bruins

Jack Sadek-Minnesota Wild

Mat Robeson-Toronto Maple Leafs (Invite)

Recent Alums:

Vinni Lettieri-New York Rangers

Justin Kloos-Minnesota Wild

Ryan Collins-Columbus Blue Jackets

Jake Bischoff-Vegas Golden Knights

Michael Brodzinski-San Jose Sharks

If you would like to see the Gophers who will be taking place at the Wild development camp in person, the Wild will hold two scrimmages that will be open to the public at the X. The two scrimmages will take place on Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Each scrimmage will feature two, 30-minute running time halves and will be streamed live on