The Ducks announced their roster for the September 12-16 rookie tournament in Penticton, British Columbia's South Okanagan Events Centre. The team will participate in an eight game round robin with prospects from San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Additionally, Adam Brady announced via Ducks Blog yesterday that fans not in attendance will be able to watch two of the three Ducks games on AnaheimDucks.com. UPDATE: Adam Brady confirmed by email that AnaheimDucks.com will be broadcasting ALL THREE games. The schedule for the Ducks games is as follows:
|Game 2||San Jose vs. Anaheim||Sept. 12||7:30 PM|
|Game 3||Anaheim vs. Calgary||Sept. 13||4:00 PM|
|Game 6||Anaheim vs. Vancouver||Sept. 15||4:00 PM|
The Anaheim roster includes the usual suspects of top Ducks prospects for a preseason event like this: Nick Bonino, Nicolas Deschamps, Emerson Etem, Peter Holland, Kyle Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Matt Clark, Cam Fowler, Mark Mitera, Jake Newton, and Timo Pielmeier. It also includes solid role players looking to find their spots next season like Rob Bordson, Josh Brittain, Maxime Macenauer, Brandon McMillan, and Scott Valentine. However, the roster is also filled out with some minor league talent like Tomas Zaborsky and Brian Lebler and a number of CHL prospects, namely Kitchener's Jason Akeson, Saul Ste. Marie's Jake Carrick, Brandon's Brodie Melnychuk and the Thunderbirds' Scott Ramsay.
Melnychuk, a 6'4" stay-at-home defenseman signed a tryout with Anaheim last month, while forwards Jason Akeson and Jake Carrick and 6'5" defenseman Scott Ramsay were invited to vie for a contract at Anaheim's training camp this year.