Houston Aeros announce training camp roster 28 Sep 12

Houston, TX – Houston Aeros General Manager Jim Mill announced on Friday the Training Camp roster for the 2012-13 season.

The Aeros kick-off training camp at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, Sept. 28, with the first on-ice session of the season. The training camp roster is composed of four goalies, 13 defensemen and 20 forwards. In all, 14 Minnesota Wild draft picks are on the roster, including four first-round picks and five second-round picks.

The roster consists of the following players:

Forwards: Joel Broda, Brett Bulmer, Josh Caron, Charlie Coyle, Kris Foucault, Justin Fontaine, Ryan Ginand, Mikael Granlund, Ryley Grantham, Eric Lampe, Johan Larsson, David McIntyre, Carson McMillan, Rob Mignardi, Jarod Palmer, Nick Petersen, Zack Phillips, Chad Rau, Brennan Vargas, Jason Zucker.

Defense: Drew Bagnall, Corbin Baldwin, Jonas Brodin, Brian Connelly, Tyler Cuma, Kris Fredheim, Chay Genoway, Colton Jobke, Steven Kampfer, Sean Lorenz, Kyle Medvec, Mike Montgomery, Marco Scandella.

Goalies: Mike Brodeur, John Curry, Matt Hackett, Darcy Kuemper

The team will spend three days of training camp at Xcel Energy Center from Friday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be two open scrimmages: on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.

Aeros staff and players will depart for Houston following Sunday’s session. The team will hit the ice at the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center in suburban Houston for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Houston opens its preseason slate in Cedar Park, TX with the Texas Stars on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. (CT). The Aeros will also play a pair of preseason games in Oklahoma City on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. (CT) at the Cox Convention Center. For all practices in Houston, local media may contact the Aeros Media Relations department to arrange attendance to practice. All practices at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center are open to the public.

The Aeros will play 76 regular-season games this season. The home portion of the schedule commences on Saturday, October 13, at 7:05 p.m. with the Charlotte Checkers at Toyota Center. The game will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first Aeros game played by the World Hockey Association (WHA) team in 1972.