Sea Dogs announce veteran roster for main training camp

SAINT JOHN – Head Coach Danny Flynn has announced 29 players have been invited to the main training camp of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The roster includes twenty players returning from the 2015-16 season along with draft picks and players attending on a tryout basis.

Seven of the club’s top ten scorers from last season are on the list including leading scorer Matthew Highmore and captain Spencer Smallman, who are entering their fifth campaigns with the Sea Dogs. Eight NHL draft picks – Smallman, Jakub Zboril, Thomas Chabot, Mathieu Joseph, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Bokondji Imama, Luke Green and Nathan Noel – are also back. They are scheduled to report to the team on Sunday and will be on the ice at Harbour Station Monday afternoon.

Select players participating in the Hub City Showcase will join the returnees to make up the main training camp roster.

Saint John’s first exhibition game during main training camp is Wednesday, August 24th, at 7 p.m. against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at the KC Irving Regional Centre. The Sea Dogs host the first of three preseason home games on Friday, August 26th, at 7 p.m. against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Tickets are available now at the Harbour Station Box Office and online.

The veteran roster for main training camp is below. Roster is subject to change.


Player Pos Height Weight DOB Birthplace
Blachman, Nicholas RW 6’01” 190 4/11/1998 Hollywood, FL
Del Paggio, Daniel RW 5’09” 178 12/3/1996 Thunder Bay, ON
Dove-McFalls, Samuel C 6’02” 205 4/10/1997 Montréal, QC
Green, Matt C 6’00” 180 1/12/1998 Bedford, NS
Highmore, Matthew C 5’11” 179 2/27/1996 Halifax, NS
Imama, Bokondji LW 6’01” 222 8/3/1996 Montréal, QC
Joseph, Mathieu RW 6’01” 171 2/9/1997 Chambly, QC
Kealey, Alexander LW 6’07” 222 10/21/1997 Ottawa, ON
King, Jordan RW 6’02” 193 9/25/1997 Brampton, ON
Noel, Nathan C 6’00” 178 6/21/1997 St. John’s , NL
Reginato, Cole LW 5’09” 180 11/23/1997 Albert Bridge, NS
Smallman, Spencer RW 6’01” 197 9/9/1996 Summerside, PE
Veleno, Joe C 6’01” 177 1/13/2000 Kirkland, QC
Ward, Kyle C 5’11” 204 12/29/1997 Sackville, NB
Warren, John C 5’06” 155 1/10/1997 London, ON
Player Pos Height Weight DOB Birthplace
Bernier, Alexandre D 5’09” 170 5/26/1997 Bedford, NS
Bettez, Gabriel D 6’03” 210 12/16/1997 Trois-Rivières, QC
Cameron, Cole D 5’11” 165 5/9/1998 Johnston, ON
Chabot, Thomas D 6’02” 188 1/30/1997 Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, QC
Felixson, Oliver D 6’05” 213 3/11/1998 Finlande
Green, Luke D 6’01” 186 1/12/1998 Bedford, NS
Greenberg, Jack D 6’00” 185 5/3/1999 Highland Park, IL
Michel, Bryson D 6’01” 205 9/27/1999 Ottawa, ON
Newhook, Devan D 5’10” 150 2/5/2000 St. John’s, NL
Webster, Bailey D 6’03” 210 9/8/1997 Kelvin Grove, PE
Zboril, Jakub D 6’02” 185 2/21/1997 Czech Rep.
Player Pos Height Weight DOB Birthplace
Bishop, Alex G 6’04” 203 7/14/1997 Markham, ON
Fournier, Derek G 6’00” 170 1/1/1999 Bangor, ME
Huestis, Ryan G 6’00” 160 2/28/1997 Halifax, NS
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