September 09, 2015 - 3:30 PM
KELOWNA – A dozen Kelowna Rockets are among the 127 Western Hockey League players invited to attend National Hockey League training camps this month.
All of the 127 players attending NHL camps are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2015-16 season.
The defending WHL champion Kelowna Rockets will send 12 players to NHL camps, the most of any WHL team.
Of the 127 WHL players set to attend NHL training camps, 81 were selected in the NHL Draft and 46 are free agent invitees or are eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft.
All 22 WHL Clubs will send at least one player to an NHL training camp.
The following is a list of Rockets players who will attend NHL training camps for the 2015-16 season, along with the club they are training with and the draft year:
Tyson Baillie, Calgary Flames, 2016
Madison Bowey, Washington Capitals, 2013
Rourke Chartier, San Jose Sharks, 2014
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, 2014
Tyrell Goulbourne, Philadelphia Flyers, 2013
Justin Kirkland, Nashville Predators, 2014
Cole Linaker, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent
Nick Merkley, Arizona Coyotes, 2015
Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets, 2013
Tomas Sousatal, Calgary Flames, 2016
Devante Stephens, Buffalo Sabres, 2015
Jackson Whistle, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent
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