21 Players with CCHL Ties Attending 2017 NHL Development Camps

Three more players with ties to the Central Canada Hockey League were invited to NHL Development Camps as Brett Murray (CP), Nicholas Baptiste (CMB), and Eric Cornel (KEM) were invited by the Buffalo Sabres, all three are NHL Draft Picks by the Sabres.

Baptiste and Cornel only suited up as affiliates in the CCHL before moving up to the Ontario Hockey League and being drafted into the NHL from there, where as Murray spent his draft year with the Carleton Place Canadians and was selected directly out of the CCHL in 2016.

​Murray, a Bolton, ON native played 72 combined regular season and playoff games for the Canadians during the 2015-16 season where he registered 21 goals and totaled 65 points. He also represented Team Canada East in the 2016 World Junior A Challenge, scoring 2 goals in 5 games. The 6-4, 220 lb power-forward started this past season with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms before moving up to Penn State University at the NCAA level.

CCHL’ers in NHL Development Camps

Johnathan Kovacevic (OTT/HAW) – Winnipeg Jets (3rd round pick 2017)

Cameron Crotty (BRO) – Arizona Coyotes (3rd round pick 2017)

Kelly Summers (CP) – Ottawa Senators (7th round pick 2014)

Max Veronneau (GLO) – Vegas Golden Knights (Undrafted)/Calgary Flames (Undrafted)

Andrew Peski (BRO) – Ottawa Senators (Undrafted)

Jake Gaudet (KEM) – Ottawa Senators (Undrafted)

Andrew Sturtz (CP) – Pittsburgh Penguins (Undrafted)

Greg Meireles (OTT) – St. Louis Blues (Undrafted)

Bobby Dow (KEM) – Tampa Bay Lightning (Undrafted)

Ryan Kuffner (GLO) – Winnipeg Jets (Undrafted)

Griffen Molino (BRO) – Vancouver Canucks (Undrafted)

Francis Marotte (NEP) – Vancouver Canucks (Undrafted)

Jordan Boucher (PEM) – Montreal Canadiens (Undrafted)

Robert Michel (OTT) – Anaheim Ducks (Undrafted)

Colton Point (CP) – Dallas Stars (5th round pick 2016)

Chase Pearson (COR) – Detroit Red Wings (5th round pick 2015)

Gabriel Mollot-Hill (PEM) – San Jose Sharks (Undrafted)

Zachary Senyshyn (SF) – Boston Bruins (1st round pick 2015)

Brett Murray (CP) – Buffalo Sabres (4th round pick 2016)

Nicholas Baptiste (CMB) – Buffalo Sabres (3rd round pick 2013)

Eric Cornel (KEM) – Buffalo Sabres (2nd round pick 2014)

Source: CCHL

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