The Hamilton Bulldogs released their schedule and list of participants to open this year's training camp.
Twenty-six forwards, 11 defencemen and five goaltenders will report for medicals and physicals on Friday at the Brossard sportsplex.
Just 15 players from this year's camp saw action in Hamilton last season, with only two defensemen suiting up for the Bulldogs in 2011-12. Twenty-six-year-old Frederic St-Denis is the veteran of a very young defensive corps at this year's camp.
The Bulldogs also announced that St. Denis, goaltender Cedrick Desjardins and forward Aaron Palushaj have signed AHL deals, enabling them to avoid NHL waivers.
The first five days of on-ice camp will be in Sherbrooke, QC, before the team heads to Trenton, ON,for a community skate on Friday Oct. 5.
The following Saturday the Bulldogs play their first pre-season game in Cobourg against the Toronto Marlies.
The Dogs then head homeward to finish camp, before the season begins on October 12.