FAIRBANKS-This is a big week for a number of hockey players that have connections to the Interior who will be in NHL development camps this week.
UAF's Colton Parayko will be in the St. Louis Blues camp. He'll be one of just four college players there. Parayko was picked 86th overall in the 2012 NHL draft by the Blues. He was last year's WCHA Defensive Player of the Year with 26 points and his 2.65 blocks per game were second in all of Division 1 hockey.
Rising sophomore and right winger Marcus Basara will be in the Washington Capitals camp. He was WCHA all-rookie last season and with 26 points. He'll join North Pole's Phoenix Copley at that camp. Copley signed with the Caps after two season at Michigan Tech. He went 18-28-7 as a Huskie.
Future Nanook defenseman Nikolas Koberstein will be at the Montreal Canadiens camp. He was selected in the 5th round of this year's draft by Montreal. He'll be with UAF in 2015-2016.
Stephon Williams of Lathrop High School will be in the New York Islanders camp. The 2012-2013 WCHA Rookie of the Year was a fourth round Islander's pick in 2013
Also of note former Ice Dog Patrick Newell will be in the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings development camp. Newell played in 42 games in 2012-2013 for the Ice Dogs before going to the Indiana Ice of the USHL. He's committed to St. Cloud State as well.