Some of the invites to prospect camp this summer are starting to pop up on twitter...
"The #Canucks had interest in #CoquitlamExpress captain Ryan Rosenthal but he's going to attend the New Jersey Devils training camp"
A native of Montvale, N.J., the chance to show his hockey skills for the team he followed growing up was a dream come true.
"I've always been a Devils fan," said Rosenthal. "Patrik Elias was always my favourite player, I liked watching Scott Stevens... and Zach Parise before he left.
This was Rosenthal's first and only BCHL season. He spent last year at the University of Vermont but after getting sparse playing time, he opted to come to the BCHL in hopes of earning another NCAA opportunity. He did that and also drew increasing interest from NHL clubs as the BCHL season went along.
"For most of the playoffs, Wolffie (Express head coach Barry Wolff) and (team president) Darcy Rota were talking to me about NHL teams having interest," said Rosenthal, adding the Vancouver Canucks were another club looking closely at him. "(Devils president and general manager) Lou Lamoriello was talking to my family advisor and Glen Dirks, the regional scout, called me and told me to stay in shape and be ready to go."
C/RW Ryan Rosenthal 6'2, 200 lbs, Age: 21 (4/30/93), Coquitlam (BCHL), 2013-14 Season: 50 GP 34-31-65, Playoffs: 19 GP 14-8-22 Here is his EliteProspects page.
"Matt Lorito, @BrownMensHockey capt., going to @NHLDevils rookie camp this summer. Has been back on ice for couple of weeks after broken leg"
F Matt Lorito 5'9, 170 lbs, Age 23 (7/3/90), Brown (NCAA), 2013-14 Season: 29 GP 10-19-29, +1, 8 PIM, 3.10 SH/GP, 3 NCAA Seasons: 90 GP 36-47-83, +5, 32 PIM, 2.94 SH/GP Here is his EliteProspects page and his Brown bio.