Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado is expected to attend training camp with the team this coming Sunday.
In September, National Hockey League teams were asked to submit a list of “no more than two or three” junior-aged players from the Canadian Hockey League that they would like to be able to recall in the event of a shortened NHL season. The Canucks chose to to include only Corrado on the list and 2012 first rounder Brendan Gaunce was omitted.
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted a list of players on Wednesday that are confirmed or “likely” to attend training camp and Corrado’s name was on the list.
Scott Laughton (PHI), Morgan Rielly (TOR), Frank Corrado (VAN), Mark Scheifele (WPG). Most are confirmed but a few are still “likely.”
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 9, 2013
It appears there is confirmation that Corrado will indeed be attending camp this Sunday. In an exchange with Wyatt Arndt of The Legion Of Blog on Twitter, Corrado said he would be seeing Arndt in Vancouver.
@thestanchion you’ve out done yourself again. Thank you, see you in van
— Frank Corrado (@frankcorrado22) January 10, 2013
For the shortened 2012-13 season, NHL teams will be given six games to evaluate their junior-aged propsects before they have to make a decision on whether they’d like to keep the player for the rest of the season.
Teams will preserve the first year of the prospect’s three-year entry-level contract when re-assigned to the juniors prior to the six-game mark. Afterwards, team can still send the player back to junior, but will lose the first year of the contract.