Sep 29, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) skates against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Panthers 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Panthers Development Camp Begins Monday July 2nd

The Florida Panthers will hold their annual development camp beginning Monday July 2nd at the  Iceplex in Coral Springs, Florida.  36 prospects will be in attendance at the camp, including this years first round pick defenceman Michael Matheson, and previous first round picks Erik Gudbranason, Jonathan Huberdeau, Quinton Howden and Nick Bjugstad.

The entire list of prospects that will be attending can be found here.

Dale Tallon had this to say on the Panthers’ official site:

“The development camp gives our prospects an opportunity to understand the amount of commitment that is necessary to play and be successful at the NHL-level,” said Florida Panthers Executive V.P. & General Manager Dale Tallon. “We have put together a comprehensive week that includes on-ice practices, as well as off-ice sessions that emphasize the importance of strength and conditioning, nutrition, teamwork, mental skills and several other training exercises that can lead to being successful at the professional level. We look forward to seeing our fans at the Iceplex throughout the week.”

The on ice schedule is below:

• Monday, July 2: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. (practice)

• Tuesday, July 3: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (practice)

• Thursday, July 5: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (practice/scrimmage)

• Friday, July 6: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (scrimmage)

Many of us from The Rat Trick will be in attendance and will be reporting as we can about what we see.  In addition we hope to be posting photos on our Facebook Fan Page that can be found here.   Feel free to add your own photos and comments there as well.  We would love to know what and who you liked.

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