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Lightning announce rookie camp, tournament roster

Thursday, 08.28.2014 / 2:25 PM ET / News
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Lightning announce rookie camp, tournament roster

TAMPA BAY – 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 Amalie Arena 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.

Roster Breadown:

How Acquired:
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)

Name                          HT   WT     Acquired                    2013-14 Club
AVIANI, Michael 5-11 195 INVITEE Spokane (WHL)
COSTELLO, Jeff 6-0 212 Trade w/VAN (6/27/14) Notre Dame (H-East)
DARCY, Cameron 6-0 185 ‘14 Draft (7th Rd) Cape Breton (QMJHL)
DIGIACINTO, Cristiano 5-11 180 ‘14 Draft (6th Rd) Hamilton (OJHL)
Windsor (OHL)
DROUIN, Jonathan 5-11 192 ’13 Draft (1st Rd) Halifax (QMJHL)
ERNE, Adam 6-1 206 ’13 Draft (2nd Rd) Quebec (QMJHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
IKONEN, Henri 6-0 183 ’13 Draft (6th Rd) Kingston (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
KUNYK, Cody 5-11 195 FA (3/20/14) U. of Alaska-Fairbanks (WCHA)
MACLISE, Cameron 6-4 195 INVITEE U. of New Brunswick (AUS)
PAQUETTE, Cedric 6-1 206 ’12 Draft (4th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
POINT, Brayden 5-9 160 ‘14 Draft (3rd Rd) Moose Jaw (WHL)
RICHARD, Tanner 6-0 186 ’12 Draft (3rd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
VERMIN, Joel 5-11 194 ’13 Draft (7th Rd) Bern (Swiss)
Syracuse (AHL)
Name                                      HT       WT       Acquired                         2013-14 Club
BLUJUS, Dylan 6-3 198 ’12 Draft (2nd Rd) North Bay (OHL)
CURRAN, Kodie 6-2 200 INVITEE U. of Calgary (CWUAA)
DeANGELO, Anthony 5-10 170 ‘14 Draft (1st Rd) Sarnia (OHL)
DOTCHIN, Jake 6-3 222 ’12 Draft (6th Rd) Barrie (OHL)
KOEKKOEK, Slater 6-2 186 ’12 Draft (1st Rd) Windsor (OHL)
MASIN, Dominik 6-2 189 ‘14 Draft (2nd Rd) Slavia Jr. (Czech Jr.)
NESTEROV, Nikita 5-11 195 ’11 Draft (5th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
SERGEEV, Artem 6-2 217 FA (7/1/12) Syracuse (AHL)
THOMAS, Ben 6-2 193 ‘14 Draft (4th Rd) Calgary (WHL)
Name                                   HT   WT     Acquired                           2013-14 Club
GUDLEVSKIS, Kristers 6-4 190 ’13 Draft (5th Rd) Florida (ECHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
VASILEVSKIY, Andrei 6-3 207 ’12 Draft (1st Rd) Ufa (KHL)