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Atlantic Youth Hockey League

 

40 AMHL alumni skate in 2016 NHL Development Camps

Release Date : 07/16/2016

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League is pleased to announce that 40 alumni of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League and the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League participated in 2016 National Hockey League Development Camps.

Player: Sam Anas (Potomac, Md/Quinnipiac)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-06, 2010-11 (Washington Little Capitals), 2006-07, 2009-10 (Team Maryland)
Current Team: Iowa Wild
NHL Development Camp attended: Minnesota Wild
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, April 15, 2016
 
Player: Zachary Aston-Reese (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-09 (New Jersey Colonials)
Years in the MJHL: 2009-10 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: Northeastern University
NHL Development Camp attended: Edmonton Oilers
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Justin Bailey (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2011-12 (Long Island Royals)
Current Team: Rochester Americans
NHL Development Camp attended: Buffalo Sabres
Acquired: 2nd round, 2013 NHL Entry Draft (52nd overall)
 
Player: Zachary Berzolla (Howell, NJ/Colorado College)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-11, 2014-15 (New Jersey Junior Titans), 2011-14 (New Jersey Devils Youth)
Current Team: Muskegon Lumberjacks
NHL Development Camp attended: New Jersey Devils
Acquired: N/A – junior invitee
 
Player: Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J/UMASS-Lowell)
Years in the MJHL: 2007-09 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: San Diego Gulls
NHL Development Camp attended: Anaheim Ducks
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, March 30, 2016
 
Player: Jeremy Bracco (Freeport, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-12 (Long Island Gulls)
Years in the MJHL: 2012-13 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: Kitchener Rangers
NHL Development Camp attended: Toronto Maple Leafs
Acquired: 2nd round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft (61st overall)
 
Player: Jeremy Brodeur (Essex Fells, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2010-11 (New Jersey Devils Youth)
Current Team: Oshawa Generals
NHL Development Camp attended: Columbus Blue Jackets
Acquired: N/A – junior invitee
 
Player: Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-09 (New Jersey Junior Titans)
Current Team: Quinnipiac University
NHL Development Camp attended: Arizona Coyotes
Acquired: 5th round, 2013 NHL Entry Draft (133rd overall)
 
Player: Ross Colton (Robbinsville, NJ/Vermont)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-12 (Mercer Chiefs), 2012-13 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
NHL Development Camp attended: Tampa Bay Lightning
Acquired: 4th round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (118th overall)
 
Player: Brandon Crawley (Glen Rock, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-10 (North Jersey Avalanche), 2011-12 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: London Knights
NHL Development Camp attended: Anaheim Ducks
Acquired: N/A – junior invitee
 
Player: Frank DiChiara (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-09 (Long Island Royals)
Years in the MJHL: 2009-10 (Suffolk PAL), 2011-12 (Long Island Royals)
Current Team: Yale University
NHL Development Camp attended: Montreal Canadiens
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Cam Dineen (Toms River, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2009-12 (New Jersey Rockets), 2012-13 (Team Comcast)
Current Team: North Bay Battalion
NHL Development Camp attended: Arizona Coyotes
Acquired: 3rd round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (68th overall)
 
Player: Joey Duszak (Franklin Square, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-12 (Long Island Gulls)
Current Team: PAL Junior Islanders
NHL Development Camp attended: New York Islanders
Acquired: N/A – junior invitee
 
Player: Nick Ellis (Millersville, Md.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-05 (Washington Little Capitals), 2005-07 (Philadelphia Junior Flyers), 2007-08 (Philadelphia Little Flyers), 2008-10 (Team Maryland)
Current Team: Bakersfield Condors
NHL Development Camp attended: Edmonton Oilers
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, April 7, 2016
 
Player: Luke Esposito (Greenwich, Conn.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-2010 (Mercer Chiefs)
Current Team: Harvard University
NHL Development Camp attended: Edmonton Oilers
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Joseph Gambardella (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Years in the MJHL: 2010-11 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: UMASS-Lowell
NHL Development Camp attended: Anaheim
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Max Gottlieb (Old Bridge, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-09 (New Jersey Rockets), 2009-11 (New Jersey Colonials)
Current Team: Brown University
NHL Development Camp attended: Los Angeles Kings
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.)
Years in the AYHL: 2011-12 (New Jersey Colonials)
Current Team: Avon Old Farms
NHL Development Camp attended: Nashville Predators
Acquired: 5th round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (138th overall)
 
Player: Adam Karashik (Ridgefield, Conn.)
Years in the AYHL: 2010-12 (Mid-Fairfield Youth Hockey, 2014-15 (Connecticut Oilers)
Current Team: Chicago Steel
NHL Development Camp attended: Carolina Hurricanes
Acquired: N/A – junior invitee
 
Player: Kevin Labanc (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2009-10 (New Jersey Colonials)
Years in the MJHL: 2010-11 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: San Jose Barracuda
NHL Development Camp attended: San Jose Sharks
Acquired: 6th round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft (171st overall)
 
Player: Ryan Lohin (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-13 (Philadelphia Little Flyers), 2013-14 (Team Comcast)
Current Team: UMASS-Lowell
NHL Development Camp attended: Tampa Bay Lightning
Acquired: 7th round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (208th overall)
 
Player: Colin Markisson (Princeton, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-06 (Mercer Chiefs), 2006-07 (North Jersey Avalanche), 2007-08 (New Jersey Devils Youth)
Current Team: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Development Camp attended: New York Islanders
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, June 8, 2015
 
Player: Joseph Masonius (Spring Lake, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-07 (New Jersey Junior Titans), 2008-12 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: University of Connecticut
NHL Development Camp attended: Pittsburgh Penguins
Acquired: 6th round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (181st overall)
 
Player: Charles McAvoy (Long Beach, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2006-09, 2011-12 (Long Island Gulls)
Years in the MJHL: 2012-13 (New Jersey Rockets)
Current Team: Boston University
NHL Development Camp attended: Boston Bruins
Acquired: 1st round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (14th overall)
 
Player: Patrick McNally (Glen Head, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-07 (Long Island Gulls)
Years in the MJHL: 2007-09 (Suffolk PAL)
Current Team: San Jose Barracuda
NHL Development Camp attended: San Jose Sharks
Acquired: Traded from Vancouver, June 27, 2015 (Vancouver selected in 4th round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft (115th overall)
 
Player: Josh Melnick (Annandale, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-09 (New Jersey Rockets), 2009-10 (New Jersey Devils Youth)
Current Team: Miami University (Ohio)
NHL Development Camp attended: Edmonton Oilers
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-08 (Long Island Royals), 2010-11 (Long Island Gulls)
Current Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Development Camp attended: Columbus
Acquired: 1st round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft (16th overall)
 
Player: Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-08 (North Jersey Avalanche)
Current Team: University of Maine
NHL Development Camp attended: New Jersey Devils
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Thomas Parisi (Commack, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-09 (Long Island Gulls)
Current Team: St. John’s IceCaps
NHL Development Camp attended: Montreal Canadiens
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, March 16, 2016
 
Player: John Parker (Green Brook, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-07 (North Jersey Avalanche)
Current Team: Bemidji State University
NHL Development Camp attended: Washington Capitals
Acquired: N/A – free agent invitee
 
Player: Nikita Pavlychev (Yaroslavl, Russia)
Years in the AYHL: 2011-14 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights)
Current Team: Des Moines Buccaneers
NHL Development Camp attended: Pittsburgh Penguins
Acquired: 7th round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft (197th overall)
 
Player: J.J. Piccinich (Paramus, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2005-09, 2011-12 (North Jersey Avalanche), 2009-11 (Long Island Gulls)
Current Team: London Knights
NHL Development Camp attended: Toronto Maple Leafs
Acquired: 4th round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft (103rd overall)
 
Player: Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, Russia)
Years in the AYHL: 2010-13 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights)
Current Team: Brandon Wheat Kings
NHL Development Camp attended: Philadelphia Junior Flyers
Acquired: 1st round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft (7th overall)
 
Player: Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.)
Years in the MJHL: 2013-14
Current Team: Boston Junior Bruins
NHL Development Camp attended: San Jose Sharks
Acquired: 3rd round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft (86th overall)
 
Player: Jaokim Ryan (Rumson, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2008-10 (New Jersey Devils Youth)
Current Team: San Jose Barracuda
NHL Development Camp attended: San Jose Sharks
Acquired: 7th round, 2012 NHL Entry Draft (198th overall)
 
Player: Justin Selman (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-10 (North Jersey Avalanche)
Current Team: Chicago Wolves
NHL Development Camp attended: St. Louis Blues
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent, March 28, 2016
 
Player: John Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J.)
Years in the AYHL: 2004-07 (Philadelphia Little Flyers), 2007-2010 (Team Comcast)
Current Team: Northeastern University
NHL Development Camp attended: Edmonton
Acquired: N/A – college invitee
 
Player: Dwyer Tschantz (Wilmington, Del.)
Years in the AYHL: 2007-11 (Philadelphia Junior Flyers), 2011-13 (Team Comcast)
Current Team: Cornell University
NHL Development Camp attended: St. Louis Blues
Acquired: 7th round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft (202nd overall)
 
Player: Tage Thompson (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
Years in the AYHL: 2011-12 (Mid-Fairfield Youth Hockey), 2012-13 (Long Island Royals)
Current Team: University of Connecticut
NHL Development Camp attended: St. Louis Blues
Acquired: 1st round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft (26th overall)
 
Player: C.J. Yakimowicz (Kingston, Pa.)
Years in the AYHL: 2010-11, 2013 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights)
Years in the MJHL: 2011-13 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights)
Current Team: London Knights
NHL Development Camp attended: Pittsburgh Penguins
Acquired: Free Agent, drafted by Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft (172nd overall)

The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.

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