Joe Gatenby didn't get drafted by an NHL team, but that doesn't matter now.
The Kelowna Rockets defenceman has received an invite to the Buffalo Sabres prospects camp.
The camp starts July 6th and the 18 year-old couldn't be happier to be heading to a team that is a 'full time rebuild.
"Pretty much I am getting the same experience as anyone that has been drafted. I am getting the chance to go to the development camp and I am excited to go and show my stuff and learn all that I can during the week I am there. It is a process of getting better and hopefully catch someones eye and get drafted or signed next year. It is just a matter of keep building".
Gatenby played in 65 of the Rockets 72 games this season, scoring twice and adding 13 assists.