The Detroit Red Wings will be holding a summer development camp tomorrow through Saturday at Little Caesars Arena, and the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan discusses the parameters thereof:
The Red Wings open development camp Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena, providing an education on NHL life to recent draft picks.
The majority of picks from last weekend’s draft will attend, as well as 2018 first-round picks Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno, signed free-agent prospects and undrafted free agent invitees from college, junior or European leagues.
“We get to know the kids a little bit and try to set them up and educate them if they need it,” general manager Steve Yzerman said. “They all have varying experience as far as training and eating properly, so they are at different stages from different countries and backgrounds. We want to educate them on what they need to be doing on and off the ice this summer.
“For the ones we do get to bring back in September (junior league players), make sure they have a real good summer, and for the ones we don’t get back that are in college or have to play in Europe, make sure they understand what they need to do — the lifestyle and dedication, the work ethic, the training to get to the NHL.
“It’s a good week. Our camp will be more about education, instruction and development than conditioning.”