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Firebirds send record nine players to NHL Training Camps

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the club has a record nine players attending NHL Training Camps ahead of the 2019-20 season.

NHL Camps are getting underway this week. Four Firebirds will take part in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this Friday, Sep. 6 through Tuesday, Sep. 10: Jake Durham (Columbus Blue Jackets), Ty Dellandrea (Dallas Stars) and Cody Morgan and Anthony Popovich (Detroit Red Wings).

Additionally, Riley McCourt (Boston Bruins) will take part in the Buffalo Prospects Challenge this Friday, Sep. 6 through Monday, Sep. 9.

Dennis Busby and Evgeniy Oksentyuk (Arizona Coyotes) will skate in the Anaheim Rookie Faceoff Saturday, Sep. 7 through Tuesday, Sep. 10.

Ethan Keppen (Vancouver Canucks) and Vladislav Kolyachonok (Florida Panthers) have also left for their respective NHL Camps.

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About The Flint Firebirds:

The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is one of three leagues that constitute the 60-team Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is known as the world’s premiere player development league for the NHL. On NHL opening day rosters in October, 70% of NHL players were CHL alums. Since the Firebirds’ inception in Flint, Michigan four seasons ago, the team has produced 17 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint throughout the 2018-19 season. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the newly renovated Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.

 

For more information:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347

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