Sometimes a training camp long-shot can be a great story, especially when an inclusion comes from left field.
In the case of Vitaly Vishnevski (pictured) taking part in Anaheim Ducks’ training camp – in 2015 – it’s more like an invitation that came from outside the ballpark.
He’s one of two veteran defensemen of note who will try to turn heads this pre-season alongside Sheldon Brookbank (who one would assume has a much better chance to make an impact). You can check out the Ducks’ full camp roster here.
It’s really one of those double-take moments that can be refreshing as hockey season is still a few weeks away.