Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Despite going undrafted, Michael Kirkpatrick still has a chance at fulfilling his National Hockey League dream.

That dream could take a step forward this week as the Saint John Sea Dogs center was invited to the Dallas Stars’ development camp yesterday.

The daily schedule includes both on- and off-ice workouts, and all on-ice practice sessions are open to the public and will be held at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. According to a Stars press release, the session will feature “over 30 of its top prospects.”

The camp begins this Thursday, July 1 and ends on Wednesday, July 7.

Kirkpatrick attended Minnesota Wild rookie camp last fall after a breakout 2008-09 campaign that saw him lead the Sea Dogs in scoring. Despite his efforts, he has gone undrafted in the NHL Draft both this year and last.
Last season, the North Sydney native scored 29 goals and added 54 helpers in 67 games, improving his point total from the previous season by 19. In the playoffs, the third year Sea Dog registered 15 goals and 16 assists in 21 games.

All-time, Kirkpatrick has 77 goals and 92 assists in 203 career QMJHL games. He also played with the league all-star team at the 2009 Subway Super Series.

To view the full schedule for the camp, click HERE.

To view the full roster for the camp, click HERE.

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