Monday, November 28, 2011

Bulmer; step closer to wearing Canadian colours

Kelowna Rockets forward Brett Bulmer was named Monday to the training camp roster for the Canadian World Junior team.
The 19 year-old was almost a guarantee to receive the invite after returning from the NHL's Minnesota Wild.
You don't pass up inviting Bulmer to camp considering he spent nine games in the NHL. You just can't.
While impressive at the elite level, Bulmer's return to junior hasn't been all roses. Sure he's picked up 15 points (6+9=15) in ten games, but seven of those points came in just two games.
Since his return to Kelowna, Bulmer has been plagued by inconsistent play and hasn't been the dominant player many thought he would be in his final season of junior.
But in saying that, Bulmer is an affective player if he is allowed to play a secondary role and not the go-to-guy that he is required to be in Kelowna.
He can be an affective agitator with the ability to score.
That's when he is at his best.
If Team Canada envision him playing that role, there is no question he is worthy of wearing Canadian colours at
Christmas.
Congratulatons Brett!

Kelowna Rockets that have played for Team Canada: Tyson Barrie, Brandon McMillan, Tyler Myers, Jamie Benn, Blake Comeau, Josh Gorges, Chuck Kobasew, Brett McLean, Robb Gordon Luke Schenn and Shea Weber.

11 comments:

daryl said...

Regan... any idea where Kelowna sits in supplying players to the NHL compared to the rest of the CHL...?? We gotta be second or third... right?

Wayne Horning said...

Add Sheldon Souray and Vern Fiddler to list....anyone think of others?

Wayne Horning said...

Duncan Keith

Regan Bartel said...

Not sure about CHL, but the Rockets currently have thirteen players playing in the NHL.

1)Moen
2)Gorges
3)Weber
4)Benn
5)Schenn
6)Kobasew
7)Hannan
8)Edler
9)Comeau
10)Myers
11)Fiddler
12)Souray
13)Keith
*Cumiskey and McMillan are in the AHL after playing in the NHL last season.

Portland has more with 14 currently playing in the NHL. As for all- time...that would take some time to figure out.

1)Neiderreiter
2)Johansen
3)Dubinsky
4)Coburn
5)Hossa
6)Gaustad
7)Morrow
8)Ference
9)Sauer
10)Nichol
11)Hansen
12)McLeod
13)Labarbera
14) Sbis

fan said...

backlund

Regan Bartel said...

Nice work 'Fan'. Shouldn't have missed him, but I did. We are tied at 14's.

daryl said...

and I guess we know Barrie will be there sooner or later... :)

Jared Comeau said...

Add Troy Bodie to the list with McMillan and Cumiskey

Regan Bartel said...

All three of those guys are not currently in the NHL. This list is of active players only.

StolzHockey said...

You boys have all forgot about Cody Almond with the Minnesota Wild.

McMillan won't be down in the AHL for long, so it's hard to write him off that list.

Regan Bartel said...

Cody has not played a game with the Wild this season and is with Houston of the AHL. This list - for clarification - is those playing in the NHL as of today.