July 10, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut junior forward Brant Harris (Estevan, Saskatchewan) has been selected to compete at the Washington Capitals Development Camp from July 9-14 at the Kettler Capitals Ice Complex in Arlington, Va. The camp, which features recent Capitals draft picks, prospects and top college skaters, includes on-and-off-ice workouts and scrimmages.
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"It's a well deserved opportunity for Brant. It's a great chance for him to showcase his talents at the next level," said assistant coach David Berard. "That's one of the positive things about these camps; you get to go and compete with and against NHL draft picks, free agents and other top college players. You really see where you fit in the pecking order.
"This opportunity gives him a view of what the next level is like so he can utilize that experience over the next few years at UConn to prepare to have success here and hopefully down the road in professional hockey," said Berard.
Harris had an excellent sophomore season, finishing with 33 points on 18 goals and 15 assists. His 18 goals ranked second on the team. Harris was instrumental in UConn's third-ranked power play, notching 10 goals with the man-advantage. He most recently was named to the AHA All-Academic Team for his consistent work in the classroom.
"He's an absolutely fabulous kid and a great leader. He has a tremendous work ethic and that's how he put himself on the radar of a lot of professional teams and why he has this chance," added Berard.
Harris earned Atlantic Hockey Association Player of the Week honors twice in 2011-12. He combined with classmate Cole Schneider, who went on to sign a professional contract with the Ottawa Senators at the end of the season, to score the most combined points by two players (78) in UConn Division I history dating back to 1998.