The Kitchener Rangers will hold their annual prospects camp this weekend.
About 40 draft picks and free agents will hit Sportsworld for the three-day camp running Friday to Sunday. The full list of invitees will be released by the team Wednesday afternoon.
In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at some of the key players who will be there, and a few notable no-shows.
Matt Schmalz, F. The Dunnville native was the club's first round selection in this year's OHL draft and has signed a deal with the team.
Darby Llewellyn, F. Kitchener's third choice in the draft, picked in the fourth round, has expressed great excitement in joining the club. Has yet to sign a deal.
John-Owen Stewart, D. A sixth rounder from 2011. Played this past season with the Gloucester Rangers, where he had 15 points in 54 games.
Frank Hora, D. An intriguing pick late in this year's draft (8th round). Good reports coming out of summer hockey. Some believe he'll be on the blue line in two years.
Matt Greenfield, G. Played midget hockey in Illinois this past season. Was a late pick last year. Strong in goal.
Robbie Manchurek, D. One of six players drafted off Sun County Panthers.
Adam Abu-Ali, F. Spent last season with the Don Mills Flyers. Coach says he was working hard all year in hopes of making an impression on Rangers' staff.
Cam Nicoll, F. Free agent had 12 points in 26 games with Alliston.
Kegan Blasby, F. A sixth round selection from this year's draft off of the Markham Waxers.
Jordan Delaurier, F. Northern boy making the trek down after a season with Abitibi where he had 27 pts in 46 games.
I'm hearing that forward Justin Bailey (7th round 2011) has not yet confirmed but may be a late addition.
Goalie Eric Bogart - who has been getting some attention from NHL scouts due to his size - has exams and won't be at camp. Fellow netminder Mike Stiliadis has also passed.
Potential late round steal Nick Magyar (239th overall this year) won't be there.