At the turn of June and July, NHL hockey clubs use development camps for young players.
During the current week, several Slovak hockey players had the opportunity to show their skills by the team's profile. The greatest impression left the defender Martin Fehérváry in Washington Capitals, which, according to his director of game development, is close to the NHL atmosphere experience.
"We are all the fans of the club, I believe he could enter the league next season, he does everything he needs, and he is sloppy, fighting for example and competing on ice and off." stated Steve Richmond in an interview for the official website of the capital.
Only 19-year-old Bratislava will be abroad next season, probably waiting to appear in Hershey Bears at AHL. However, he has enough experience with senior hockey in his youth. "I think he is close to the first team he has played two years against men, which is important, he was twice in the World Championship, where he faced challenging opponents" he added.
The attacker appeared for the first time in a development camp Maxim Čajkovičwho showed the Tampa Bay Lightning officers just a few days after the draft. "Lightning" picked him up in the third round of 89th place. "Every time I played NHL I created a player and put him in Tampa I was lucky enough to get myself and I'm grateful for that" said the 18-year-old winger of the club's website, who spent the last season in the QMJHL junior competition.
"Answers after the draft were positive, either from a family, an agent, or a club. Last year I went through a more demanding time, but everyone supported me then and thanked them for that."
In addition to Fehérváry and Čajkovic, profile clubs have invited seven more young people from Slovakia to go to camps – goalkeepers Adam Húsku New York Rangers David Hrenák Los Angeles Kings Roman Durný (Anaheim Ducks) and attackers Samuel Bučeka Detroit Red Wings Adam Ružička. Miloša Roman and Martin Pospíšil (all Calgary Flames).
The last three, however, will be presented at the "flame" camp next week. They signed contracts with NHL clubs Fehervary. Húska. Ruzicka and Pospíšil.