Kamloops Blazers have one current and seven former players in NHL training camps

8 Blazers in NHL camps

The Kamloops Blazers are putting up a strong showing in the NHL this season, with eight players on training camp rosters. 

Connor Zary, a current Blazer, joins seven alumni in the training camps as the NHL gets set to start their unprecedented 56-game regular season on Jan. 13. 

Zary is participating in his first NHL training camp, after signing his entry-level contract on Dec. 31 with the Calgary Flames. 

He headed straight to Flames camp this week after competing with Team Canada in Edmonton at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship, winning the silver medal. 

As for Blazers alumni currently on NHL training camp rosters, the seven are Gage Quinney (Las Vegas Golden Knights), Joel Edmundson (Montreal Canadiens), Connor Ingram (Nashville Predators), Rudolfs Balcers (Ottawa Senators), Devan Dubnyk (San Jose Sharks), Garrett Pilon (Washington Capitals) and Cole Kehler (Winnipeg Jets).

Other notable mentions are goaltender Dylan Garand who was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers, and defenseman, Viktor Perrson, selected in the seventh by the Vancouver Canucks.  

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