Development camp all about preparing players for NHL
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The curious circled the rink in Sherwood Park, intent on watching Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers’ most recent No. 1 draft pick equipped with boundless energy and a lightning-quick shot.
But for the Oilers’ development team, the week-long camp that officially got underway on Wednesday is less about first impressions and more about lasting habits.
“It’s a week of education,” said Bill Moores, the senior director of player development.