12 BULLDOGS AT NHL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS – Part 3
Some NHL teams have wrapped up their 2017 Development Camps while some are just getting started.
In Part 3 of a 3-part series, we look at the final four Bulldogs getting some very valuable NHL camp experience.
Of all the Bulldogs, Luke Kutkevicius is the busiest. He took part in the Columbus Blue Jackets camp June 26-29 and scored the shoot-out winner for Team Ruutu during the 4 on 4 tournament. Kutkevicius is now on the ice at the Detroit Red Wings camp (July 7-11).
Kutkevicius will have some company at the Red Wings camp.
Defenseman Reilly Webb will be getting his first NHL experience. The Stoney Creek, ON native was the Wings 6th round selection (164th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft. After playing just 20 regular season games for the Bulldogs over the last two seasons, Webb is anxious to prove the Wings made a wise decision in drafting him.
Goaltender Kaden Fulcher is one of six goalies at the Wings camp. Fulcher recorded 19 wins this past season and set a new career high in games played (43), during his first full season in Hamilton in 2016-17.
One of the last NHL teams to hold a Development Camp is the New Jersey Devils with prospects hitting the ice July 11th. Among the prospects is Bulldogs forward Marian Studenic who was selected by the Devils in the 5th round (143rd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft. The skilled winger put up 30 points in 58 games for the Bulldogs in the 2016-17 season. Studenic also represented his home country of Slovakia at the U20 World Jr. Hockey Championship.