Your Halifax Mooseheads released the roster for their 2015-16 training camp today.
The camp roster includes 48 players broken down to 7 goaltenders, 26 forwards and 15 defenceman. It consists of 20 returning players, 24 Mooseheads draftees and a free agent invites. Halifax will be looking for offensive power and some good young blueliners. Unless one of the young goalies impresses quite well, sounds like the Herd will be going with the same tandem they had last season; Eric Brassard and Kevin Resop. With Nikolaj Ehlers likely to make the jump to the pros this year; that leaves a big gap in the scoring department and also opens up an import spot for Otto Somppi who looks to be joining Timo Meier in both those areas left by Ehlers.
Here’s the roster:
Ilya Putinsev Kelly Bent Brett Crossley
Maxime Fortier Jordan King Dominik Blain-Dupuis
Andrew Shewfelt Timo Meier Gabriel Vanier
Marc-Olivier Gilbert Vincent Watt Eddie Banville
Connor Moynihan Brandon Vuic Tristan Tardif
Makail Parker Arnaud Durandeau Drew Packman
Dallas Farrell Ryan MacDonald Joel Bishop
Ben Higgins Sam LeBlanc Blake Fudge
Danny Moynihan Otto Somppi
Mathieu Charlesbois Denis Toner Cody Donaghey
Cooper Jones Nicholas Gibson Jean-Sebastien Taillefer
Taylor Ford Brandon Worthen Cavan Fitzgerald
Josh Fitzgerald Domenico Argento Morgan Nauss
Sam Hunter Jordan Lepage Walter Flower
Raphael Blais Kirklin Allen Eric Brassard
Jean-Philippe Brais Kevin Martin Kevin Resop
Otto Somppi will not be at camp until August 18 while Jordan Lepage is injured but will still attend.
I will release more details on training camp in the coming days including the first week’s schedule and breaking down the intra-squad game rosters.