Here are the names and faces hitting the ice for Kitchener Rangers training camp, with a few notes tossed in.
Adam Abu-Ali - Tough kid with skill. Looking to make big impression this year at camp.
Justin Bailey - A future NHL first round draft pick if all breaks right this season.
Taylor Best - Free agent who played for Whitby Fury last year.
Juraj Bezuch - Euro in camp as insurance in case Faksa makes the NHL.
Kegan Blasby - Recently signed to play with Hamilton Red Wings. A 2012 draft pick who is expected to play a big part with the Rangers down the road.
Brandon Bockmann - 2011 draft pick at wing who brings a solid physical game.
Eric Bogart - Big goalie that has already received attention from NHL scouts.
Brett Clampitt - Was a star at last year's camp and the effort eventually landed him on the roster.
Stephen Cooney - Drafted in 2011. Ended season playing for Arnprior in Ottawa valley.
Jordan Delaurier - Northern boy who had solid numbers last season.
Radek Faksa - Should take Mike Catenacci's spot as team's first line centre.
Ben Fanelli - Back for another year after remarkable comeback from head injury. Captain candidate.
Cory Genovese - Went from practice part to starter on blue line.
John Gibson - Hoping to get a full, healthy season under his belt.
Jared Gilbert - Showed well with Dutchmen, looking to latch on main roster this time.
Keli Grant - Head injuries hurt last season. Provides depth at wing.
Matt Greenfield - American goalie with good upside. Crowded crease right now though.
Danny Hanlon - Free agent who played for Waterloo midgets last year.
Tyler Hoffman - Free agent from Kitchener Dutchmen.
Frank Hora - Scouts very high on this defenceman.
Max Iafrate - Had taste of show with Caps rookie camp. Needs to take a leap this season.
Hunter Jackson - Free agent from Markham Waxers.
Jordan Kerr - Free agent, son of former Ranger Scott Kerr.
Ty Learn - 2012 draft pick, already signed to Rangers.
Brandon Lesway - Experience gives him an edge, but will be pushed hard for a roster spot.
Darby Llewellyn - Fourth rounder in 2012, has inked deal with club.
Matia Marcantuoni - Huge boost for Rangers, if he can stay healthy.
Nic Marchand - Free agent from Ayr midgets.
Evan McEneny - Like Marcantuoni, also looking for bounce back year.
Curtis Meighan - Established himself as a solid two-way player and strong at faceoffs.
Stephen Midensky - Hopefully he added some bulk in the off-season. Competition fierce on blue line.
Eric Ming - In the mould of Tyler Randell. A solid piece going forward.
Jack Moylan - Hard not to love a guy that names his cat Ranger.
Ryan Murphy - Riding a hot streak. Rangers hoping he returns from Carolina.
Cam Nicholl - A free agent forward from Jr. C loop.
Frank Palazzese - Will he still be here in a month?
Brent Pedersen - Rangers need him to score more if they want to have a big year.
Chris Poletek - 10th rounder from this past year's draft.
Matt Puempel - Big off-season acquisition from Peterborough Petes.
Tobi Rieder - Is 50 goals in the offing?
Matt Schmalz - Rangers first rounder brings size and skill.
Ethan Spaxman - Blueliner is another late round selection from 2012.
Josh Sterk - Team has flirted with idea of him as second line centre.
Owen Stewart - Played for Gloucester Rangers last year.
Aaron Thow - Free agent out of North York Rangers.
Ben Thomson - Probably the team's most physical presence on the roster this season.
Dan Volpe - Free agent from Mississauga Reps.
Jesse Young - Ended year on high after slow start.
Danylo Znaczko - My new favourite last name on the Rangers.