The Wenatchee Wild saw two players from this year’s BCHL Fred Page Cup and CJHL Doyle Cup Champion roster selected over the weekend in the NHL Draft, and a handful of other Wild players, past and present will be participating in various NHL Development Camps.
The Arizona Coyotes began their development camp Monday, and among the invited participants is Wild alum Troy Loggins who played in all 60 games for Wenatchee in 2013-14. Current Wild forward Murphy Stratton is on the ice this week at the Los Angeles Kings camp, following a season where he put up 53 points in 54 games. Defenseman Cooper Zech, who is committed to play Division I hockey at Ferris State is at the camp of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Zech had a phenomenal season with 69 points and earning the BCHL’s Top Defenseman Award. Alumni forward Blake Christensen who played in Wenatchee in the 2015-16 season and has been playing his college hockey at American International College is skating at the Florida Panthers camp this week. Alumni forward Matt Baker who played two seasons with the Wild (2015-16 and 2016-17) is skating at the Vegas Golden Knights camp this week. He appeared in over 100 games for the Wild and collected 84 points. Next week, alumni Jasper Weatherby will attend the San Jose Sharks camp following a huge MVP season where he was the league scoring leader, and was drafted by the Sharks in the fourth round of the NHL Draft this Saturday.
As the summer races along, the BCHL is expected to announce the 2018-19 League Schedule soon, and the Wild expect their players to report for Main Camp on August 20.