Officially camp actually started yesterday, but the first public practices start today at 9:00 am. Here's a look at those invited to camp this year. There are a few names in there that you might recognize from around the league that have not signed with the Coyotes. Ryan Hollweg formerly with Toronto, Aaron Downey from Detroit, Ross Lupaschuk from Anaheim and the KHL and Mitch Fritz from the Islanders. None of them have particularly impressive resumes, but I imagine they're trying out for the position of "Hey someone got hurt, call us up from San Antonio."
Wayne Gretzky, doesn't look to be coming to camp as of today, Ulf Samuellson will be leading in his place. With Wayne's contract situation in the air due to the bankruptcy mess, he simply decided he wasn't going to be there. But I guess Coyotes fans will be getting what a large portion of them had wanted for some time, Wayne out as head coach.
I'll update and repost the list as cuts are made.
|Jeff Hoggan||Peter Mueller||Adrian Aucoin||Ed Jovanovski||
|Kevin Porter||Taylor Pyatt||Shaun Heshka||Michael Stone||
|Matt Watkins||Scottie Upshall||Chris Frank||Ross Lupaschuk||
|David Spina||Francis Lessard||Mathieu Brodeur
||Mitch Fritz||Sean Sullivan||Kurt Sauer|
|Martin Hanzal||Ryan Hollweg||Sean Zimmerman||
|Lauri Korpikoski||Jordan Szwarz||Tim Billingsley||Keith Yandle|
|Daniel Winnik||Radim Vrbata||Justin Weller||Jim Vandermeer|
|Viktor Tikhonov||Andrew Orpik||David Schlemko||Jeff May|
|Colin Long||Aaron Downey|
|Matthew Lombardi||Brett MacLean|
|Stefan Meyer||Joel Perrault|
|Petr Prucha||Jared Staal|