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Seven Moose Jaw Warriors taking ice at NHL Development camps in coming days

Yager, Calvert, Firkus, Rysavy, Port, Kovacevic, Parker all on ice with aim of moving forward in pro careers

MOOSE JAW – The Moose Jaw Warriors will be well represented at National Hockey League Development Camps over the next few weeks.

The Warriors will have seven members of the 2023-24 Western Hockey League champions hitting the ice with NHL teams as they aim to move forward in their professional hockey careers or land a pro contract.

Brayden Yager and Atley Calvert will take the ice with the Pittsburgh Penguins, starting on Saturday. Yager, the Penguins 2023 first round pick, and Calvert, who signed with Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League-affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton last month, are among 48 prospects taking part in the five-day camp with the Penguins.

Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year Jagger Firkus is on the ice this week in Seattle at the Kraken’s Development Camp, which runs through Friday. This is the third Development Camp with the Kraken for Firkus, who was selected in the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft.

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Development Camp is underway with Martin Rysavy suiting up for the camp. The graduated overage forward was selected by the Blue Jackets with a seventh round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and he will join 28 other prospects at the camp from July 2-5.

Vojtech Port is headed to California for the Anaheim Ducks’ Development Camp until Friday.

Port, a fifth round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, will join seven other defencemen and 29 prospects in total for the Ducks camp, which runs until July 5 at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine, Calif.

Warriors forward Rilen Kovacevic will be taking part in the Colorado Avalanche’s Development Camp as a free agent invite this week. The camp will have on-ice sessions Wednesday through Friday.

Next week, Kalem Parker suits up for the Minnesota Wild Development Camp from July 9-11 at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center in downtown Saint Paul. Parker was selected in the sixth round by the Wild in the 2023 NHL Draft.

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