Ferlita: Lightning 2014 Development Camp – Day 1 Photo Essay

by Susan Ferlita | Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2014 Development Camp got under way yesterday at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. If you weren’t able to attend, we offer you these stunning images taken by our photographer, Susan Ferlita. See Day 1 through her trained eyes.

Day 1 notes via Tampa Bay Times beat writer Joe Smith:

Adam Erne had a minor medical issue and was just skating ( no contact).

Jonathan Drouin feels like he’s much better this year and embraces the opportunity to make the team. Drouin said, “I’m closer than I was last year I think, it’s not given to you, they proved it to me last year.” Drouin also said not making the team was disappointing at first, but it might work out better as he’s a more well-rounded player now.

GM Steve Yzerman on Slater Koekkoek having surgeries on right and left shoulders, “Good news is he only has two shoulders, can’t hurt another one.” Koekkoek says it’s been frustrating with shoulder injuries, but he is feeling better and will be ready to go for next season.

Steve Yzerman said first-round pick Anthony DeAngelo reminds him of Dan Boyle, the style he plays. Not that he’ll be Boyle, but he’s a good competitor.

Lastly, the Lightning has hired former GM Jay Feaster as it’s executive director of community hockey development.

In other Bolts’ news, \with the 21st pick in the 2014 CHL Hockey Import Draft, the Petes selected Czech defender and  Lightning prospect Dominik Masin.

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Photojournalist Susan Ferlita is an avid sports fan, with interests in hockey, baseball, football and soccer; particularly teams based in Tampa Bay. A Michigan born hockey fan since birth, she has followed the Tampa Bay Lightning since 1998, Susan has been a photography nut for 20 plus years. She has a penchant for sports, wildlife and scenery. She also loves to travel, spend time at sporting venues and being with friends and family. Susan is a computer geek by trade.

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  1. ITMAN says:

    I bet Drouin is showing off. He’s a skilled player. He’ll make the team this year.

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