TAMPA — The Lightning on Wednesday released their roster and schedule for their annual NHL Prospect Showcase Sept. 18-21 at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel.
Prospects from the Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators will participate in the four-day event. Each team will play every other opponent once. Prospects include players on entry-level or less contracts who are 24 or younger and have fewer than 20 games of NHL experience.
Lightning prospects who will participate include forwards Gabriel Fortier (2018 second-round pick), Jack Finley (2020 second-round pick), Gage Goncalves (2020 second-round pick), Cameron MacDonald (2021 fifth-round pick) and Niko Huuhtanen (2021 seventh-round pick), and defenseman Roman Schmidt (2021 third-round pick).
The event is open to the public. The games will be streamed live at TampaBayLightning.com.
Here is the full list of Lightning prospects attending the showcase:
Forwards: Maxim Cajkovic, Jaydon Dureau, Shawn Element, Finley, Fortier, Goncalves, Jimmy Huntington, Huuhtanen, Cole Koepke, Alexei Lipanov, MacDonald, Declan McDonnell, Antoine Morand, Simon Ryfors, Odeen Tufto.
Defensemen: Alex Green, Jeremy Hanzel, Ryan Jones, Schmidt, Dmitri Semykin, Jack Thompson, Avery Winslow.
Goaltenders: Hugo Alnefelt, Amir Miftakhov
|Saturday, Sept. 18||Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers||10 a.m.|
|Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators***||1 p.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers||10 a.m.|
|Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning||1 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 20||Practice Day|
|Tuesday, Sept. 21||Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes||10 a.m.|
|Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning||1 p.m.|
|***Game Location TBA|
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