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Mooseheads' Ciampini earns invitation to Habs' training camp

Halifax Mooseheads left-winger Luca Ciampini has been invited to training camp with his hometown Montreal Canadiens.

Ciampini, who revealed the news on his Twitter account @lucaciampini on Tuesday, was a candidate to be selected in the 2012 NHL draft but was passed over.

The 18-year-old, the second overall pick of the Mooseheads in the 2010 QMJHL draft, had 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points in 68 games last season.

He was ranked 196th among North Americans for the draft at mid-season before slipping off the final list.

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