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Another Florida Eel Alumni Forward Tim Schaller signed a one-year, two way contract through the 2016-17 season worth an average annual value of $600,000 at the NHL level. 

Tim Schiller played for NCAA Providence College from 2009-13, playing in 131 games and amassing 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 points with 161 penalty minutes. 
Schaller, 25, completed his second NHL season with Buffalo in 2015-16,

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Way to go to another Florida Eel Alumni Brad Peltz who was a 2010 NHL Draft Pick with the Ottaw Senators attended this year's Senators' Prospects Camp



Brad Peltz quest for NHL spot with Ottawa Senators






The Ottawa Senators annual development camp is set to run from  Tuesday, June 28, to Monday, July 4, at Scotiabank Place and the Bell Sensplex. The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is  led by Randy Lee, the Senators' director of player development and  hockey administration, and the team's coaching staff headed up by video coach Tim Pattyson, strength and conditioning coach Chris Schwarz and  power-skating specialist Marc Power.


Each of the club's 10 selections from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held  Friday and Saturday in St. Paul, Minn., will attend. Fans will also get  their first chance to see David Rundblad, the defenceman the Senators  acquired from the St. Louis Blues during the first round of the 2010 NHL  Entry Draft.




June 28 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open Practice - Bell Sensplex


June 29 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open Practice - Bell Sensplex


June 30 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Scrimmage - Bell Sensplex


July 1 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open Practice/Interactive Games - Bell Sensplex


July 2 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open Practice - Bell Sensplex


July 3 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open Practice - Bell Sensplex


July 4 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3-on-3 Tournament - Bell Sensplex



48 - Cannone, Pat

67 - Caporusso, Louie

73 - Costello, Jeff

54 - Cowick, Corey

50 - Culek, Jakub

24 - Da Costa, Stephane

43 - Dzingel, Ryan

59 - Dziurzynski, David

57 - Grant, Derek

53 - Hamilton, Wacey

68 - Hoffman, Mike

6 - Kramer, Darren

69 - McCormick, Max

36 - Noesen, Stefan

22 - Pageau, Jean-Gabriel

61 - Peltz, Brad

20 - Petersson, André

10 - Prince, Shane

3 - Puempel, Matt

33 - Silfverberg, Jakob

66 - Sorensen, Marcus

60 - Stone, Mark

12 - Zibanejad, Mika



63 - Aneloski, Bryce

70 - Blood, Ben

74 - Borowiecki, Mark

27 - Claesson, Fredrik

2 - Cowen, Jared

52 - Fransoo, Jordan

72 - Lyamin, Kirill

7 - Rundblad, David

45 - Wideman, Chris

46 - Wiercioch, Patrick




30 - Greenham, Scott

32 - Janecyk, Adam

29 - O’Connor, Matt



Former Eel Alumni Bennett Schneider Makes it to New York Islander NHL Prospect Camp



Former Eel Alumni Bennett Schneider Makes it to 2011-12 New York Islanders NHL Prospect Camp. He Joins 4 other Eel Alumni with NHL aspirations: RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles at the Florida Panthers Rookie Camp, Teddy Ruth with the Columbus Blue Jackest and Brad Peltz with the Ottawa Senators draftee and Prospects camp



JULY 6, 2011


2011 New York Prospect Camp Roster


New York Islander Fan Central | 7/06/2011 11:47:00 PM 2011 New York Prospect Camp Jason Gregoire



Jason Gregiore has signed with Winnipeg. 


Islanders News Page: Put together profiles of some (perhaps all) of the players invited to the teams prospect camp. As of this time, I cannot find a starting/ending date beyond Blue vs White game.


Kirill Petrov, Anton Klementyev, Shane Simms/Brian Day (both on 8/15 deadline to sign as graduated college prospects) Tony DeHart, are not included on these lists as of this time. Tomas Marcinko resigned, however he is on an NHL or Europe contract, and not listed here. 



Islanders website: released the complete list of players coming to camp.


Michael Fornabaio of the Ct Post speculates, last summers pick, DeHart, did not receive the obligatory offer to keep his rights, nothing to confirm. 


Head coach, Jack Capuano, is the uncle of Max Capuano. 


Here are the names so far: 

Justin DiBenedetto

Casey Cizikas

Max Capuano

Stephen Alonge

Matt Martin

Cody McNaughton

Tyler McNeely

Johan Sundstrom

Ryan Strome

Ben Rosen

Rhett Rakhshani

Tony Romano

John Persson

Dan O’Donoghue

Nino Niederreiter

Brock Nelson

Cody Rosen

Teigan Zahn

Mike Marcou

Brenden Kichton

Mark Katic

Travis Hamonic

Matt Donovan

Calvin de Haan

Art Bidlevski

Anton Zlobin

David Ullstrom

Scott Mayfield

Aaron Ness

Benn Olson

Nicola Riopel

Chris Rawlings

Kevin Poulin

Anders Nilsson

Mikko Koskinen

Mei Ushu

Bennett Schneider

Robbie Russo

Andrei Pedan

Corey Trivino

KJ Tiefenwerth

Mitchell Theoret

Danny Linell

Max LeSieur

Anders Lee

Kirill Kabanov

Brett Gallant


Two Florida Eel Alumni RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles Attend NHL Florida Panthers Prospect and Rookie Camp



Fomer Florida Eels Defenseman RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles invited to the NHL Florida Panthers Pre-Season Prospect and Rookie Training Camp


  Two Florida Eel Alumni Defenseman RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles Attend NHL Florida Panthers   Pre-Season Prospect and Rookie Training Camp   


Frank Scarpaci, the Florida Eels Hockey Director is extremely happy and proud to recognize and honor two of our own outstanding young man RJ Boyd and Malcolm Lyles for being selected to participate in the NHL Florida Panthers Rookie and Prospects camp.


Coach Scarpaci has had the privilege of coaching both of these two young men. These two young men are extremely talented hockey players. They are both offensive defenseman. Solid in both ends of the ice but extremely dangerous for opponents as they have the ability to score at any time. Both RJ and Malcolm can immediately change the tempo of the game in their take-charge leadership. They are both very smart on the ice. They do not make too many mistakes on the ice. They are quite poised and team leaders on and off the ice.


Rj played Squirts through Juniors for the Florida Eels and continues to attend the Florida Eels practices and assist Coach Scarpaci when time allows with clinics and summer camps for the Eels youth hockey program. RJ never forgot where he came from and is always willing to give back to the younger players. RJ also acts as a mentor to many of the Midget and Florida Eel Junior players helping coach Scarpaci in his players’ guidance and counsel to many of his up and coming players. Last year RJ Played for Sacred Heart University and America’s premier Junior League the USHL Tier I in Chicago.


Malcolm who also played for the Florida Eels, as a Defenseman was part of the Eels herald Midget U16 National Team that won the prestigious Silver Medal. Malcolm played for Boston College and was the top Defensemen in one of the Elite Canadian Leagues last year the BCHL. This year Malcolm plans on playing for the University of Mass Div 1 College Hockey.





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Florida Panther prospects R.J. Boyd, left, and Colby Robak pause near the boards during the team's first day of a development camp on July 12, 2011 at the Iceplex in Coral Springs. Boyd, a 2010 Panthers draft choice who played most of his youth hockey for the Florida Eels in Fort Myers, is among nine defensemen at the camp. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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It didn't take long for Frank Scarpaci to realize that Teddy Ruth was an outstanding hockey player.

 "No question, his presence on the ice was felt immediately," recalled Scarpaci, who runs the Fort Myers-based Florida Eels.

As a young teen a few years back, Ruth joined the Eels - which played out of Ellenton at the time - after his family moved to Bradenton from Dallas. For a year and a-half, Ruth was a key part of Scarpaci's bantam team, which is why so many Eels were glued to last weekend's National Hockey League Draft in Columbus, Ohio.

Ruth, who is headed to Notre Dame this fall, was selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round - 46th overall - on Saturday. Scarpaci's program has graduated dozens of players into prep school and college hockey - including Division I - but producing an NHL draft choice is a first.

"We're thrilled to have a boy from the Florida Eels be drafted," Scarpaci said Sunday.

The former Eels captain played last season for the U.S. National Team Development Program, where his teammates included first rounders James Van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia), Ian Cole (St. Louis) and Kevin Shattenkirk (Colorado).

Ruth is a 6-foot, 199 pound defenseman whom Scarpaci remembers being solid as a rock in an Eels uniform.

"He absolutely dominated that position," said Scarpaci. "Not many players were successful coming into our zone when Teddy Ruth was on the ice."

Ruth's talents extended to both ends of the ice.

"He could turn the game around at any time," said Scarpaci.

Ruth's youth hockey tenure in the Sunshine State ended when his family moved to Illinois, but he didn't forget his days as an Eel.

"Last November we were playing in Chicago against a Russia/Latvia team," said Scarpaci. "Somebody came down and said there is a family that wants to see you."

It was Teddy and the Ruths.

"They're a great family," said Scarpaci.

n Local hockey fans might be able to see a 2007 first round pick at the Florida College Classic in December. Cornell-bound Riley Nash was selected with the 21st overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers. The 6-foot, 175 pound center from Alberta will join his brother, Brendon, on the Big Red. Cornell, Maine, Clarkson and UMass-Lowell will vie for the Classic title.

Former Florida Eels defense man, RJ Boyd, was drafted to the NHL’s Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft.  RJ who is 19 years old and born in 1991 stands 6′ 2″ tall and weighs in at 175 lbs.  He has been playing hockey for the last few years at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.  Cushing  is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9 through 12.  Before going off to Chushing Academy to complete high school, RJ attended Edison Prep School in Ft. Myers.

Starting out playing Squirt A and moving his way to PeeWee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, and Midget AAA hockey he then went on to play Juniors in the SEJHL and MJHL at the Pro Am Pre Drafts and Chowder Cups.  With hopes of being drafted into the NHL, RJ Boyd now has had a dream come true. Born and raised in Florida, and being selected by a Florida NHL team, he is the very first to accomplish this feat.  Everyone here with the Florida Eelsorganization is very proud of him and wish him the very best.

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