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Devils' prospects vying for spot on 2009 U.S. National Junior squad

Hoeffel, Palmieri and Wohlberg among young hopefuls

Tuesday, 08.05.2008 / 10:36 AM / News
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Devils\' prospects vying for spot on 2009 U.S. National Junior squad
newjerseydevils.com – Devils prospects Mike Hoeffel, Nick Palmieri and David Wohlberg are among 53 of the United States' top players under the age of 20 currently taking part in the 2008 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Each skater is competing for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2008 to Jan. 5, 2009 in Ottawa.

The camp, which opened last Friday, features practices and eight international games with a split U-20 squad taking on Sweden and Finland. The first international games were set to begin on Monday, Aug. 5 at the 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center.

Hoeffel, 19, was New Jersey's first choice, 57th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. The 6-2, 185-lb. left wing collected nine goals and 10 assists in 45 games with the University of Minnesota (WCHA) in 2007-08. Hoeffel is a native of North Oaks, Minn.

Palmieri, 19, was the Devils' second pick in 2007 and spent last season at Erie (OHL), where he amassed 28 goals and 18 assists in 50 games. Born in Utica, N.Y., the 6-3, 215-lb. right wing also had a goal in nine appearances with Lowell (AHL) in '07-08.

Wohlberg, 18, was taken with the Devils' seventh choice in the 2008 Draft. A member of the bronze medal-winning 2008 U.S. National Under-18 Team, Wohlberg will play at the University of Michigan (CCHA) this fall. The 6-1, 190-lb. center is a native of South Lyons, Mich.

Coaching the 2009 U.S. National Junior Team will be Ron Rolston, brother of Devils' forward Brian.


2008 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug 1-9 - Lake Placid, N.Y.

Date

Event

Location

Time

Fri., Aug. 1

Practice (Group 1)

USA Rink

6-6:50 p.m.

 

Practice (Group 2)

USA Rink

7-7:50 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 2

USA Red vs. USA White

USA Rink

9-10:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA Blue

USA Rink

10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA Red

USA Rink

4:15-5 p.m.

 

USA Blue vs. USA White

USA Rink

5:15-6:30 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 3

USA Blue vs. USA Red

USA Rink

9-10:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA White

USA Rink

10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA Blue

USA Rink

4:15-5 p.m.

 

USA White vs. USA Red

USA Rink

5:15-6:30 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 4

USA Blue vs. USA White

USA Rink

9-10:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA Red

USA Rink

10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA White

USA Rink

4:15-5 p.m.

 

USA Blue vs. USA Red

USA Rink

5:15-6:30 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 5

Practice - USA White

USA Rink

10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

USA Blue vs. Finland

USA Rink

4 p.m.

 

USA White vs. Sweden

USA Rink

7 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 6

Practice - USA Blue

USA Rink

10-10:45 a.m.

 

USA White vs. Finland

USA Rink

4 p.m.

 

USA Blue vs. Sweden

USA Rink

7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 8

Practice - USA White

USA Rink

9:30-10:15 a.m.

 

Practice - USA Blue

USA Rink

10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

USA White vs. Sweden

USA Rink

4 p.m.

 

USA Blue vs. Finland

USA Rink

7 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 9

USA White vs. Finland

1980 Rink

1 p.m.

 

USA Blue vs. Sweden

1980 Rink

4 p.m.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 40 10 16 -1 26
J. Jagr 43 9 16 -10 25
M. Cammalleri 35 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 37 6 14 -14 20
M. Zidlicky 47 4 16 -7 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 39 8 8 -7 16
S. Gomez 23 4 12 -5 16
S. Bernier 32 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 29 5 7 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 19 4 .920 2.41
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54