Six Oshawa Generals players off to NHL training camps

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Published September 15, 2023 at 8:35 am

Jacob Oster will be trying to impress coaches at the Los Angeles KIngs training camp as a free agent invite

A half dozen Oshawa Generals players are on their way to NHL training camps today following the first three of four scheduled exhibition games for the junior hockey club.

All six should be back with the team, though star forward Calum Ritchie will be given a good look with the Colorado Avalanche, who took the centre in the first round, 27th overall in the recent NHL draft. Dylan Roobroeck will hope his 6’7” frame will help him stick around a bit with the New York Rangers, who took a flyer on the big forward in the sixth round of the same draft. Rasmus Kumpulainen, meanwhile, hasn’t played a game for Oshawa yet after being selected in the first round of the 2023 CHL Import Draft but will try to hang with the Minnesota Wild, who selected him in the second round of the NHL draft (53rd overall) this year.

Also getting invites to NHL camps this year – all as free agents – are forwards Stuart Rolofs and Thomas Stewart (both with the Ottawa Senators) and goalie Jacob Oster, who will be given an opportunity to impress the coaching staff at the Los Angeles Kings training camp.

The Generals have one exhibition game remaining on September 21 against the Ice Dogs in St. Catharines. The team is 1-2 so far after an 11-3 drubbing at the hands of the Kitchener Rangers last weekend.

Oshawa opens the regular season September 29 in Kingston, with their home opener two nights later against those same Frontenacs.

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