Of Red Wings-related note this morning:
- USA Hockey’s Jayson Hron penned an article regarding Red Wings draft pick Ryan O’Reilly:
Dallas native Ryan O’Reilly considers Detroit a home away from home. He played a portion of his youth hockey with Little Caesars, so it was only fitting that he was on the ice at Little Caesars Arena last week, skating at the Detroit Red Wings 2018 Development Camp.
For O’Reilly, it was a case of familiar surroundings in more ways than one.
Detroit’s fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, O’Reilly attended USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camps in 2015, 2016 and 2017, so being back at an elite-level summer camp was nothing new.
“Growing up doing all those USA Hockey camps, especially the three years I did them in Buffalo, it gets you pretty familiar with these situations,” said O’Reilly, who scored 21 goals with Madison in the USHL last season. “You don’t know anyone and you don’t have any chemistry yet, so you’ve got to find a way to showcase yourself and your skills.”
2. On Twitter, this cannot possibly be a surprise:
Based on current roster projections, the five oldest teams are:
2. Los Angeles
3. NY Islanders
— Roster Resource NHL (@NHLRosters) July 3, 2018
3. Of Grand Rapids Griffins-related note, from yesterday:
A couple of Griffins alumni notes:
Today, Dan Renouf signed with CAR;
Matt Lorito signed with NYI;
Jared Coreau and Ben Street signed with ANH.
— George Malik (@georgemalik) July 2, 2018