(via TampaBay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced their roster for their upcoming rookie camp and prospect tournament to be held at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee from September 13-16. Lightning prospects will report to camp on September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for testing and physicals. A full schedule will be announced at a later time.
The Lightning’s roster includes 24 players, featuring 13 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. Included are six of the Lightning’s seven draft picks from 2014, including first-round selection Anthony DeAngelo. Also attending the camp will be two of the most highly-regarded prospects in the NHL, forward Jonathan Drouin, and goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy. The roster also includes three second-round selections.
Highly-touted players also attending include forwards Adam Erne and Cody Kunyk, defensemen Dylan Blujus, Slater Koekkoek and Dominik Masin, as well as goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis. Of those players on the roster forwards Cody Kunyk and Cedric Paquette, as well as goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, saw game action with the Lightning in 2013-14.
Other teams participating in the tournament include the Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and the host team, the Nashville Predators.
1st Round: 4 (Drouin, DeAngelo, Koekkoek, Vasilevskiy)
2nd Round: 3 (Erne, Blujus, Masin)
3rd Round: 2 (Point, Richard)
4th Round: 2 (Paquette, Thomas)
5th Round: 2 (Nesterov, Gudlevskis)
6th Round: 3 (Digiacinto, Ikonen, Dotchin)
7th Round: 2 (Darcy, Vermin)
Free Agent: 2 (Kunyk, Sergeev)
Trade: 1 (Costello)
Invitee: 3 (Aviani, Maclise, Curran)
By Draft Year:
2014: 6 (Darcy, Digiacinto, Point, DeAngelo, Masin, Thomas)
2013: 5 (Drouin, Erne, Ikonen, Vermin, Gudlevskis)
2012: 6 (Paquette, Richard, Blujus, Dotchin, Koekkoek, Vasilevskiy)
2011: 1 (Nesterov)
Number of players who played at least one game in the AHL last season: 8 (Erne, Ikonen, Paquette, Richard, Vermin, Nesterov, Sergeev, Gudlevskis)
Number of players who played at least one game in the NHL last season: 3 (Kunyk, Paquette, Gudlevskis)