Wild's de Swardt invited to Stars' development camp
Wenatchee Wild forward Armand de Swardt has been invited to participate in the Dallas Stars’ 2010 Development Camp.
The camp, which began on Thursday, will run daily through July 7. Held at Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco, Texas, more than 30 of the Stars’ top prospects are participating in the camp.
Among those attending is goaltender Jack Campbell, the Stars’ first-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft who played in the NAHL in 2008-09 as a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program.
De Swardt, a Cornell University (ECAC) recruit from Dallas, collected 29 points on 10 goals in 39 regular-season games with the Wild in 2009-10. He was also a plus-14 and was named the NAHL West Division Player of the Week on March 8 after scoring two goals and three assists in a two-game series against Wichita Falls.
De Swardt, 19, elevated his game during the 2010 Robertson Cup Playoffs, scoring five goals for eight points in 10 games, including two game-winning goals.
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