Calder Trophy winner and Carolina Hurricane Jeff Skinner was one of the NHLers who helped out at the camp. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
Making it to the NHL is a dream most minor league hockey players will never achieve. But thanks to the first annual NHLPA Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp, 42 of Canada’s elite bantam-aged players now have a better understanding of what it will take to make their dream come true.
At the five-day camp the teens benefited from the expertise of current professionals, including Ottawa Senators sniper Jason Spezza and Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner, as well as former players such as fitness guru Gary Roberts. The curriculum left no stone unturned, focusing on fitness, nutrition and mental development as well as, teamwork and leadership.
Ryan Kennedy takes a closer look at the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp in Mississauga, Ont.
REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper