• PRINT
  • RSS

Rookie Camp Recap: Day 2

Players share their thoughts on tomorrow's SoCal Hockey Futures Game against the Kings

Friday, 09.6.2013 / 1:06 PM PT / News
X
Share with your Friends


Rookie Camp Recap: Day 2
"It's every kid's dream to put on one of those jerseys, even if it's in a little game against L.A. It's pretty big for me."
-- Shea Theodore

By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The second day of rookie camp has come to a close at Honda Center, and the attention now focuses on the SoCal Hockey Futures Game against the Los Angeles Kings prospects.

Tomorrow’s contest will be the first time many of Anaheim’s prospects have seen game action since the end of their respective seasons. And for some, it will become another instance where dream becomes reality.

“It’s our first game wearing a Ducks logo,” said a bright-eyed Shea Theodore after the second day of rookie camp. “It’s every kid’s dream to put on one of those jerseys, even if it’s in a little game against L.A. It’s pretty big for me.”

Theodore, who just turned 18 last month, was Anaheim’s 26th overall pick in last June’s NHL Draft and is coming off an impressive season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. Theodore earned 50 points (19g/31a) in 71 games with the Thunderbirds last season, ranking eighth among all WHL defensemen in scoring, and second among team leaders in assists and third in points. Theodore also won gold with Team Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and registered five assists en route to gold at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship. He also won a gold medal with Team British Columbia at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

“Experience,” he said, when asked what he’s hoping to take out of tomorrow’s game. “Take some notes from the veteran guys and just soak everything in. I hope it’s a good game.”

Joseph Cramarossa, Anaheim’s 65th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, knows tomorrow’s game is an opportunity to take the next step in his development. “It’s just a chance to prove myself,” he said. “I worked hard this summer and had a good year last year. It’s time to make that step. I’m going to do what I can and see if they like what I’m showing out there. Everyone had a long, hard summer and it’ll be fun to see how it turns out tomorrow.”

Another player looking forward to tomorrow’s game is Devante Smith-Pelly, who has appeared in 56 career NHL games with the Ducks since being drafted in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. Smith-Pelly appeared in 49 games with the Ducks in 2011-12, but only skated in seven games last season. He spent the majority of the 2012-13 season with the Ducks’ American Hockey League affiliate in Norfolk. Smith-Pelly knows this is the time to make his push for a roster spot.

“I’m trying to bust my way into the lineup, and it starts tomorrow,” he said. “I know everyone is thinking the same thing. You don’t want to get left behind, so you better be ready tomorrow.”

Much like teammate Emerson Etem, Smith-Pelly is using rookie camp as a way to get a head start on main camp next week. “No matter how much you skate at home, I highly doubt anyone is skating this intense. It’s good to get the rust off, it’s good to get the hands going, and just get ready right into camp.”

Additional info regarding tomorrow’s SoCal Hockey Futures Game at Honda Center
The game (and parking) will be free of charge to the general public, with doors opening at 5 p.m. (6 p.m. start time).

For those not able to attend the game, it will be streamed live in its entirety on AnaheimDucks.com.

Following the game (traditional three period, 60-minute contest), all players will participate in an autograph session inside Honda Center (for all fans). More details will be available closer to the game.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07

AnaheimDucks.com is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and AnaheimDucks.com are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy     Contact Us    Jobs     Honda Center    Corporate Partnerships   Terms of Use   NHL TicketExchange  Site Map AdChoices