The Oshawa Generals have a plethora of players heading to NHL training camps this season.
In all, eight Oshawa players will be looking to impress NHL clubs and break camp with the big team this season.
The list can only start with the captain of the Gens, centre Jack Studnicka, who was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall, by the Boston Bruins.
Studnicka’s training camp will be interesting as he is set to join the Bruins in China as part of two preseason games against the Calgary Flames. In all, he will spend 10 days in China as a part of the Boston Bruin’s first trip outside of North America since 2010.
Goaltender Kyle Keyser, who signed with Boston as a free agent in 2017, will stay with the half of the team that will remain in North America.
Starting at home against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 16, which they won 2-1, Keyser and the Bruins will participate in six preseason games.
Nando Eggenberger was invited by Vancouver to participate in their training camp. He will be in Whistler, BC, where the Canucks hold their training camp prior to the beginning of preseason games.
The Canucks and Eggenberger are set to open their seven-game preseason with three games at home.
Serron Noel, who was drafted in the second round, 34th overall, by the Florida Panthers, is also looking to break camp with the big team. Their training camp began on Sept. 14, while their preseason began on Sept. 17 with a doubleheader against the Nashville Predators at the BB&T Center.
Drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round, 101st overall, defenseman Nico Gross is participating in the Rangers training camp. The Rangers first preseason match up was against the New Jersey Devils on Sept. 17.
The Montreal Canadiens will also be taking a look at a General who was drafted in the fourth round, 97 overall, Allan McShane. The Habs have seven preseason games scheduled, including one in Quebec City against the Capitals on Sept. 20.
Giovanni Vallati, who was drafted in the fifth round, 153st overall, by the Winnipeg Jets, was acquired via trade during the off-season.
The Jets kicked off their preseason at home against the Minnesota Wild on Sept. 17, and they will play six more preseason games.
Kyle MacLean will be attending camp with the Islanders as he received an invite as a free agent. The Isles preseason will be eight games long, with two against the rival Rangers, where MacLean will face off against Generals teammate, Nico Gross.
The Generals season is set to begin on the road on Sept. 21 against the Kingston Frontenacs.