Former Screaming Eagle' MacNeil To Attend Coyotes Development Camp
Source: T.J. Colello - Cape Breton Post
University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds forward Nick MacNeil of Creignish will look to impress at the Phoenix Coyotes’ summer development camp this week.
MacNeil will attend the camp that opens today and runs until Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz. It will be the second NHL camp for the 6-4, 225-pound former Cape Breton Screaming Eagles captain. He attended the St. Louis Blues training camp in Sept. 2010.
MacNeil completed his second season with the Varsity Reds of the Atlantic University Sport conference, helping the club win its second AUS title in as many seasons. He finished with six goals and six assists for 12 points in 23 conference games in 2011-12. He was named to the AUS all-rookie team in 2010-11, recording 17 points in 26 regular-season games.
The Varsity Reds won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship in 2011 during MacNeil’s rookie season.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Nick to showcase his skills for the Phoenix organization. He has been one of our most improved players the past two seasons and this will definitely give him a performance gauge to continue this improvement for his upcoming third year with our team,” UNB head coach Gardiner MacDougall said in a release.
MacNeil played four full seasons with the Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, finishing with 99 goals and 82 assists for 181 points in 254 games. In 2010, he won the league’s award as Humanitarian Player of the Year.
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