The Montreal Canadiens announced today that 22 prospects will participate in the first of two development camps, set to take place from June 1-5, at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

The list of participating players includes several players drafted by the organization, as well as players invited as tryouts.

A second development camp, to include players to be selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft held on June 25-26 in Los Angeles, will take place from July 6-9, also at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The first edition of the Canadiens development camp was presented in 2001.

The Canadiens prospects will first take to the ice on Tuesday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The development camp consists of two on-ice sessions daily until June 5 on both ice surfaces at the Bell Sports Complex (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Off-ice conditioning sessions are also scheduled each day.

11 of the 22 players at camp are Canadiens draft selections, including 2009 NHL Entry Draft first round selection, Louis Leblanc

Attaquants / Forwards (12)                        

  Joueurs   Pos. Acquis Saison rég. – 2009-10
  Players   Pos. Acquired 2009-10 – Reg. Season
  BISHOP, Hunter * AG/LW FA (18/03/10) Ohio State (CCHA)
          Hamilton (AHL)
  CICHY, Michael   C Draft (199) North Dakota (WCHA)
  DUMONT, Gabriel * C FA (30/04/10) Drummondville (LHJMQ)
  FORTIER, Olivier (I) * C  Draft (65) Hamilton (AHL)
  HOUSE, Tanner   C  Try-out Maine University (H. EAST)
  JOHNSON, Patrick   AG/LW  2008 Draft (206) Wisconsin (WCHA)
  KRISTO, Danny   AD/RW  2008 Draft (56) North Dakota (WCHA)
          Team USA (CMJ / WJC)
  LEBLANC, Louis   C 2009 Draft (18) Harvard University (ECAC)
  LEFEBVRE, Philippe * AG/LW FA (15/09/09) Drummondville (LHJMQ)
  MASSÉ, Dany (I) * AG/LW FA (15/04/09) Hamilton (AHL)
  NATINNEN, Joonas   C 2009 Draft (65) Espoo (FINLAND Jr.)
  QUAILER, Steven (I)   AG/LW 2008 Draft (86) Northeastern (H. EAST)

 Défenseurs / Defencemen (6)        

  Joueurs Lan. Acquis Saison rég. – 2009-10
  Players Sh. Acquired 2009-10 – Reg. Season
  BENNETT, Mac G/L 2009 Draft (79) Cedar Rapids (USHL)
  DESNOYERS, Marc-Antoine G/L Try-out Drummondville (LHJMQ)
  HARVEY, Myles G/L Try-out Providence (HOCKEY EAST)
  KISHEL, Scott G/L 2007 Draft (192) Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
  NASH, Brendon G/L FA (30/03/10) Cornell (ECAC)
  STEJSKAL, Joe D/R 2007 Draft (133) Dartmouth (ECAC)

 Gardiens / Goaltenders (4)                           

  Players Cat. Acquired 2009-10 – Reg. Season SV %  
  BÄUMLE, Thomas G/L Try-out Ambri-Piotta (SUISSE) —-  
  BLANCHARD, J.-Christophe G/L Try-out UQTR (CIS) .922  
  GILL, Riley               G/L Try-out W. Michigan Univ. (CCHA) .923  
        Kalamazoo (ECHL) .941  
  SIMILA, Petteri       G/L 2009 Draft (211) Niagara (OHL) .891  


(*)– Under contract with Canadiens                          (I)– Missed games due to injuries                                        (Roster as of May 28, 2010)