For one week in July every year, a group of talented hockey players take part in the Philadelphia Flyers' Prospect Camp. Although it is supposed to be a development camp, not a tryout, players still do their best to impress the Flyers' coaching staff throughout the week.
Some players were taking part in their first camp, while others have been coming out for years.
Scott Laughton, the Flyers' first-round pick a few weeks ago, was very impressive, but it is highly unlikely that he plays in the NHL this season. Other 2012 draft picks, like Anthony Stolarz, Reece Willcox and Steve Gostisbehere, were very impressive during camp, but won't see any NHL ice this season.
There are a number of camp players who could make the jump to the NHL this season, however, and I'll take a look at their backgrounds and make some predictions for the upcoming year.