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Lightning release roster, schedule for NHL Prospects Showcase

A team of Tampa Bay prospects will play three games later this month in Raleigh and Morrisville, North Carolina.
Jack Thompson is one of the Lightning prospects who will compete at the NHL Prospects Showcase September 16-19 at Invisalign Arena in Morrisville, North Carolina, and PNC Arena in Raleigh.
Jack Thompson is one of the Lightning prospects who will compete at the NHL Prospects Showcase September 16-19 at Invisalign Arena in Morrisville, North Carolina, and PNC Arena in Raleigh. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Sep. 8|Updated Sep. 8

The Lightning on Thursday released their roster for the NHL Prospects Showcase September 16-19 at Invisalign Arena in Morrisville, North Carolina, and PNC Arena in Raleigh.

A team of Lightning prospects will compete against squads from the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators. Any skater or goaltender on an entry-level contract (or less) who is 24 or younger and has less than 20 games of NHL experience can participate.

The Lightning’s roster features several of the organization’s top prospects, including 2020 third-round pick Jack Thompson, who helped Canada to a gold medal at the World Junior Championship in August; three players who spent extended time with AHL Syracuse last season: forwards Gabriel Fortier, Gage Goncalves and Cole Koepke; and two of Tampa Bay’s selections from the 2022 draft: third-round pick Lucas Edmonds and seventh-rounder Dyllan Gill.

All Lightning games from the showcase will be streamed live on TampaBayLightning.com.

Lightning games

Sept. 16: vs. Predators, 1 p.m.

Sept. 18: vs. Panthers, 1

Sept. 19: vs. Hurricanes, 1

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