Fallstrom skates at Bruins camp (photo courtesy Brian Babineau).
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Five current and former members of the Harvard men’s hockey team have spent time this summer skating in development camps with the clubs that own their National Hockey League draft rights.
Alex Biega ’10, who captained the Crimson last season and recently signed with the Buffalo Sabres, participated in the team’s camp July 5-9 in Lewiston, N.Y. Meanwhile, his brother, Crimson sophomore Danny, got his first taste of NHL life at the Carolina Hurricanes camp. Carolina’s camp focuses on strength and conditioning, and Danny Biega wowed team staff with his lower-body and grip strength.
Back in New England, sophomore Alex Fallstrom skated in his second NHL camp but his first with the Boston Bruins, who acquired his rights via trade last season. In addition to on-ice sessions and off-ice conditioning at the Bruins’ facility in Wilmington, Fallstrom and some future teammates paid a visit to Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody, where they played games with elderly patients.
Junior Alex Killorn scored twice to lead Team White to a 7-4 victory in Tuesday's scrimmage at the Tampa Bay Lightning camp, which was held July 10-14. In June, sophomore Louis Leblanc skated in his second development camp with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. He was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2009.
The Crimson roster will include five NHL draftees in 2010-11: Danny Biega, Fallstrom, Killorn, Leblanc and St. Louis Blues prospect Matt McCollem. The Blues are not holding a prospect development camp this summer.