T-Birds, 'Tips players headed to NHL training camps

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by Su Ring

KING5.com

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Training camps and preseason action are underway for the Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips, who just wrapped up a preseason tournament at Comcast Arena in Everett featuring the ‘Tips, T-Birds, Portland Winterhawks, Spokane Chiefs, Tri City Americans and Victoria Royals. As the teams work to finalize rosters and prepare for the start of the 2013-2014 season later this month, they’ll have to make do without some of their top players, who have been invited to NHL training camps.

Here’s a breakdown of players headed to NHL camps, along with upcoming preseason games and home season openers:

SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS:

Shea Theodore, D – Anaheim Ducks (26th overall pick, 1st round at 2013 NHL Entry Draft)

Jared Hauf, D – Philadelphia Flyers (Free agent invite)

Alexander Delnov, C – Florida Panthers (114th pick, 4th round at 2013 NHL Entry Draft)

Mitch Elliott, LW – Vancouver Canucks (Free Agent invite)

More information from the Seattle Thunderbirds website

Upcoming preseason games:

Red Lion Hotels Preseason Tournament at Toyota Center, Kennewick (hosted by Tri City Americans):

Friday, September 6 – 7:05pm vs. Tri City Americans

Saturday, September 7 – 3:00pm vs. Portland Winterhawks

Friday, September 13 – 7:35pm at Everett Silvertips (at Comcast Arena)

Saturday, September 14 – 7:05pm vs. Everett Silvertips (at ShoWare Center)

2013-2014 Season home opener:

Saturday, September 21 – 7:05pm vs. Portland Winterhawks (at ShoWare Center)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS:

Mirco Mueller, D – San Jose Sharks (18th overall pick/1st round at 2013 NHL Entry Draft)

Ben Betker, D – Edmonton Oilers (158th overall pick/6th round at 2013 NHL Entry draft)

Jujhar Khaira, F – Edmonton Oilers (63rd overall pick/3rd round at 2012 NHL Entry Draft)

Reid Petryk, F – Edmonton Oilers (Free agent invite)

Austin Lotz, G – Carolina Hurricanes (Free agent invite)

Linden Penner, F – Calgary Flames (Free agent invite)

More information from the Everett Silvertips website.

Upcoming preseason games:

Red Lion Hotels Preseason Tournament at Toyota Center, Kennewick (hosted by Tri City Americans)

Friday, September 6 – 11:00am vs. Portland Winterhawks

Saturday, September 7 – 11:00am vs. Kootenay Ice

Friday, September 13 – 7:35pm vs. Seattle Thunderbirds (at Comcast Arena)

Saturday, September 14 – 7:05pm at Seattle Thunderbirds (at ShoWare Center)

2013-2014 Season home opener:

Saturday, September 21 – 7:05pm vs. Prince George Cougars (at Comcast Arena)

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