The roster for the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie camp has been announced. The prospect tournament will be held September 13-16 at the Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee. The 24 prospects will report to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on September 11th for testing and schedules.

Out of the 24 players there are 13 forwards, nine defensemen, and two goaltenders. Six of the seven 2014 draft picks including goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, Cody Kunyk, Slater Koekkoek, and Dominik Masin will be in attendance. Fan favourites joining in on the tournament also include Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne, Anthony DeAngelo, Dylan Blujus, and goalie Kristers Gudlevskis.

Gudlevskis turned heads last season being the only player to ever skate in an ECHL (Florida Everblades), AHL (Syracuse Crunch), NHL (Tampa Bay Lightning), Olympic games (Latvia), and IIHF World Championship (Latvia) all in the same season. In the Olympic quarterfinals, Gudlevskis stopped an astounding 55 out of 57 shots against team Canada, getting him noted for his high performance by the Canadian media following the game. All eyes will be on him during the tournament and the preseason to see where he goes.

The Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, and cross-state rivals the Florida Panthers will also be participating in the Prospect Tournament.


Roster Breadown: (via Lightning) 


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)




FORWARDS (13)            
Name                          HT  WT    DOB   Born                            Acquired                   2013-14 Club
AVIANI, Michael 5-11 195 4/7/93 North Vancouver, B.C. INVITEE Spokane (WHL)
COSTELLO, Jeff 6-0 212 11/20/90 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Trade w/VAN (6/27/14) Notre Dame (H-East)
DARCY, Cameron 6-0 185 3/2/94 South Boston, Mass. ‘14 Draft (7th Rd) Cape Breton (QMJHL)
DIGIACINTO, Cristiano 5-11 180 1/10/96 Hamilton, Ontario ‘14 Draft (6th Rd) Hamilton (OJHL)
Windsor (OHL)
DROUIN, Jonathan 5-11 192 3/27/95 Ste-Agathe, Quebec ’13 Draft (1st Rd) Halifax (QMJHL)
ERNE, Adam 6-1 206 4/20/95 New Haven, Connecticut ’13 Draft (2nd Rd) Quebec (QMJHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
IKONEN, Henri 6-0 183 4/17/94 Savonlinna, Finland ’13 Draft (6th Rd) Kingston (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
KUNYK, Cody 5-11 195 5/20/90 Sherwood Park, Alberta FA (3/20/14) U. of Alaska-Fairbanks (WCHA)
MACLISE, Cameron 6-4 195 3/13/92 Lacombe, Alberta INVITEE U. of New Brunswick (AUS)
PAQUETTE, Cedric 6-1 206 8/13/93 Gaspe, Quebec ’12 Draft (4th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
POINT, Brayden 5-9 160 3/13/96 Calgary, Alberta ‘14 Draft (3rd Rd) Moose Jaw (WHL)
RICHARD, Tanner 6-0 186 4/6/93 Markham, Ontario ’12 Draft (3rd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
VERMIN, Joel 5-11 194 2/5/92 Bern, Switzerland ’13 Draft (7th Rd) Bern (Swiss)
Syracuse (AHL)
DEFENSEMEN (9)            
Name                                     HT      WT      DOB      Born                                Acquired                        2013-14 Club
BLUJUS, Dylan 6-3 198 1/22/94 Buffalo, New York ’12 Draft (2nd Rd) North Bay (OHL)
CURRAN, Kodie 6-2 200 12/18/89 Calgary, Alberta INVITEE U. of Calgary (CWUAA)
DeANGELO, Anthony 5-10 170 10/24/95 Sewell, New Jersey ‘14 Draft (1st Rd) Sarnia (OHL)
DOTCHIN, Jake 6-3 222 3/24/94 Cambridge, Ontario ’12 Draft (6th Rd) Barrie (OHL)
KOEKKOEK, Slater 6-2 186 2/18/94 Winchester, Ontario ’12 Draft (1st Rd) Windsor (OHL)
MASIN, Dominik 6-2 189 2/1/96 Mestec Kralove, Czech Rep. ‘14 Draft (2nd Rd) Slavia Jr. (Czech Jr.)
NESTEROV, Nikita 5-11 195 3/28/93 Chelyabinsk, Russia ’11 Draft (5th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
SERGEEV, Artem 6-2 217 4/20/93 Moscow, Russia FA (7/1/12) Syracuse (AHL)
THOMAS, Ben 6-2 193 5/28/96 Calgary, Alberta ‘14 Draft (4th Rd) Calgary (WHL)
GOALTENDERS (2)            
Name                                   HT  WT    DOB        Born                                     Acquired                          2013-14 Club
GUDLEVSKIS, Kristers 6-4 190 7/31/92 Aizkraukle,Latvia ’13 Draft (5th Rd) Florida (ECHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
VASILEVSKIY, Andrei 6-3 207 7/25/94 Tyumen, Russia ’12 Draft (1st Rd) Ufa (KHL)


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