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Lightning Open Training Camp Sept. 11

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Lightning Open Training Camp Sept. 11
The Lightning training camp will open on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise's 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today. The team also announced the additional 38 players who will attend, along with those currently participating in the Coral Springs Rookie Tournament.

The camp roster includes a number of familiar faces, including superstars Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, as well as Victor Hedman, Ryan Malone, Teddy Purcell, Matt Carle and more. Key offseason acquisition Valtteri Filppula will make his Bolts debut and goaltender Ben Bishop, acquired at last season's trade deadline, will be attending his first Lightning camp. The Tampa Bay roster is also highlighted by a number of young players expected to compete for regular season positions, including last season's AHL Most Valuable Player, Tyler Johnson, Brett Connolly, Radko Gudas, Mark Barberio, Richard Panik and Ondrej Palat to name a few.

Of those players invited to camp and not participating in Coral Springs, there are 20 forwards, 14 defensemen and four goaltenders. All of those players but three, Even Rankin, Drew Olson and Geoff Walker, spent at least some time in the Lightning system last season. The 62 players will be broken into three practice groups.

Players will begin medical and physical testing at 8 a.m. on September 11. Players will be available to the media once they have completed their testing and other obligations. They will hit the ice for the first time on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 with the following schedule (subject to change):

GROUP THOMAS
  • 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Practice
GROUP BOWNESS
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Practice
  • 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Flood
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Practice
GROUP GWOZDECKY
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Practice
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Flood
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Practice

Thursday's practice is free and open to the public. Friday is closed. The Lightning will host Fan Fest on Saturday at the Times Forum beginning at 8 a.m. For more information on the event visit www.TampaBayLightning.com.

In addition, the Lightning will practice in Estero, Florida at Germain Arena from Monday, September 23 through Saturday, September 28. Those practices are also free and open to the public. Tampa Bay will play a preseason game at Germain against the Florida Panthers on September 26. They will also play a preseason game in Orlando at the Amway Center on Wednesday, September 18. Tickets to both games are now on sale.

Forwards

No. Name HT WT DOB Acquired 2012-13 Club
10 ANGELIDIS, Mike 6-1 210 6/27/85 FA (8/3/10) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
14 CONNOLLY, Brett 6-2 181 5/2/92 '10 Draft (1st Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
19 CROMBEEN, B.J. 6-2 210 7/10/85 Trade w/STL (7/10/12) Tampa Bay (NHL)
51 FILPPULA, Valtteri 6-0 195 3/20/84 FA (7/5/13) Detroit (NHL)
9 JOHNSON, Tyler 5-9 175 7/29/90 FA (3/7/11) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
17 KILLORN, Alexander 6-2 205 9/14/89 '07 Draft (3rd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
76 LABRIE, Pierre-Cedric 6-2 220 12/6/86 FA (12/29/11) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
12 MALONE, Ryan 6-4 219 12/1/79 Trade w/PIT (6/28/08) Tampa Bay (NHL)
41 NIELSON, Eric 6-1 211 8/18/84 Invitee Syracuse (AHL)
74 PALAT, Ondrej 6-0 180 3/28/91 '11 Draft (7th Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL)
71 PANIK, Richard 6-2 215 2/7/91 '09 Draft (2nd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
43 PARADIS, Philippe 6-2 205 Trade w/CHI (4/2/13) Syracuse (AHL)
16 PURCELL, Teddy 6-2 201 9/8/85 Trade w/ LAK (3/3/10) Tampa Bay (NHL)
11 PYATT, Tom 5-11 187 2/14/87 FA (7/6/11) Tampa Bay (NHL)
75 RANKIN, Evan 6-1 180 3/28/86 Invitee Syracuse (AHL)
Rochester (AHL)
Toledo (ECHL)
26 ST. LOUIS, Martin 5-8 176 6/18/75 FA (6/31/00) Tampa Bay (NHL)
91 STAMKOS, Steven 6-1 188 2/7/90 '08 Draft (1st Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL)
44 THOMPSON, Nate 6-0 210 10/5/84 Waivers (2/13/10) Tampa Bay (NHL)
42 TYRELL, Dana 5-11 185 4/23/89 '07 Draft (2nd Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
58 WALKER, Geoff 6-3 225 12/9/87 FA (7/5/13) Lake Erie (AHL)

Defenseman

No. Name HT WT DOB Acquired 2012-13 Club
3 AULIE, Keith 6-6 217 6/11/89 Trade w/TOR (2/27/12) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
8 BARBERIO, Mark 6-1 200 3/23/90 '08 Draft (6th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
2 BREWER, Eric 6-3 220 4/17/79 Trade w/STL (2/18/11) Tampa Bay (NHL)
25 CARLE, Matt 6-0 205 9/25/84 FA (7/4/12) Tampa Bay (NHL)
60 COTE, JP 6-2 213 4/22/82 Invitee Syracuse (AHL)
Norfolk (AHL)
Ontario (ECHL)
7 GUDAS, Radko 6-0 205 6/5/90 '10 Draft (3rd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
77 HEDMAN, Victor 6-6 229 12/18/90 '09 Draft (1st Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL)
24 KOROBOV, Dmitry 6-3 230 3/12/89 FA (8/2/12) Syracuse (AHL)
64 LANDRY, Charles 6-1 187 6/3/91 FA (9/15/10) Florida (ECHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
15 LEE, Brian 6-3 205 3/26/87 Trade w/OTT (2/27/12) Tampa Bay (NHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
45 MORMINA, Joey 6-6 220 6/29/82 FA (7/3/13) Syracuse (AHL)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
5 OHLUND, Mattias 6-4 229 9/9/76 FA (7/1/09) Tampa Bay (NHL)
6 SALO, Sami 6-3 212 9/2/74 FA (7/1/12) Tampa Bay (NHL)
55 TAORMINA, Matt 5-9 190 10/20/86 FA (7/6/12) Syracuse (AHL)

Goaltenders

No. Name HT WT DOB Acquired 2012-13 Club
30 BISHOP, Ben 6-7 214 11/21/86 Trade w/OTT (4/3/13) Ottawa (NHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
31 DESJARDINS, Cedric 6-0 192 9/30/85 Trade w/MTL (2/14/13) Hamilton (AHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
Tampa Bay (NHL)
35 HELENIUS, Riku 6-3 211 3/1/88 '06 Draft (1st Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
39 LINDBACK, Anders 6-6 203 5/3/88 Trade w/NSH (6/15/12) Tampa Bay (NHL)

Group Thomas

Brassard, Eric
Brassart, Brady
Dotchin, Jake
Gauthier, Danick
Gudlevskis, Kristers
Ikonen, Henri
Landry, Charles
Langelier-Parent, Maxime
Milan, Dan
Neilson, Eric
Nielsen, Carl
Olson, Drew
Paradis, Philippe
Rankin, Evan
Welychka, Brett
Witkowski, Luke

Group Bowness

Aulie, Keith
Bjujus, Dylan
Connolly, Brett
Cote, Jean-Phillipe
Desjardins, Cedric
Drouin, Jonathan
Erne, Adam
Hedman, Victor
Johnson, Tyler
Labrie, Pierre-Cedric
Lindback, Anders
Malone, Ryan
Mormina, Joey
Namestnikov, Vladislav
Panik, Richard
Richard, Tanner
Salo, Sami
St. Louis, Marty
Stamkos, Steven
Sustr, Andrej
Taormina, Matt
Walker, Geoff

Group Gwozdecky

Angelidis, Mike
Barberio, Mark
Bishop, Ben
Brewer, Eric
Brown, JT
Carle, Matt
Crombeen, BJ
Filppula, Valtteri
Gudas, Radko
Helenius, Riku
Killorn, Alex
Koekkoek, Slater
Korobov, Dmitry
Kucherov, Nikita
Nesterov, Nikita
Palat, Ondrej
Paquette, Cedric
Purcell, Teddy
Pyatt, Tom
Sergeev, Artem
Thompson, Nate
Tyrell, Dana