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Lightning announce 24-man roster for 2016 Prospect Tournament

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the 24-man roster that will represent the team at the 2016 Prospect Tournament, which will be held at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Florida from September 17-20. The Lightning squad is also scheduled to practice at Amalie Arena on September 15 and 16 before heading to Coral Springs. Practice times are TBA.

The Lightning team consists of all organizational draft picks with the exception of three players, Daniel Walcott, who was acquired from the New York Rangers via trade, as well as two invitees. Of those drafted by Tampa Bay, eight of them were selected in the second round, while one was selected in the first. Overall, 14 of the 24 players on the roster were picked in the 2015 or 2016 drafts.

Of the 10 draft picks made in 2016, seven will be part of the tournament, including first-round pick Brett Howden, and fellow forwards Boris Katchouk, Christopher Paquette, Taylor Raddysh and Otto Somppi, as well as defenseman Libor Hajek and goaltender Conner Ingram.

The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals will also be icing teams in the tournament.

Draft/Acquired Breakdown:

1st Round: 1

2nd Round: 8

3rd Round: 4

4th Round: 3

5th Round: 1

6th Round: 1

7th Round: 3

Invitee: 2

Trade: 1

Attendees by Country:

Canada: 15

United States: 5

Finland: 2

Czech Republic:2

Year Drafted:

2011 Draft: 1

2012 Draft: 1

2013 Draft:1

2014 Draft: 4

2015 Draft: 7

2016 Draft: 7

No.  Name                          Acquired 2015-16 Club
71 CIRELLI, Anthony ’15 Draft (3rd Rd) Oshawa (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
37 DARCY, Cameron ’14 Draft (7th Rd)  Syracuse (AHL)
73 ERNE, Adam ’13 Draft (2nd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
39 HART, Brian ’12 Draft (2nd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Greenville (ECHL)
48 HOWDEN, Brett '16 Draft (1st Rd) Moose Jaw (WHL)
58 IMAMA, Bokondji ’15 Draft (7th Rd) Saint John (QMJHL)
52 JOSEPH, Mathieu ’15 Draft (4th Rd) Saint John (QMJHL)
41 KATCHOUK, Boris '16 Draft (2nd Rd) Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
34 PAQUETTE, Christopher '16 Draft (5th Rd) Niagara (OHL)
36 POINT, Brayden ’14 Draft (3rd Rd) Moose Jaw (WHL)
46 RADDYSH, Taylor '16 Draft (2nd Rd) Erie (OHL)
42 SOMPPI, Otto '16 Draft (7th Rd) Halifax (QMJHL)
67 STEPHENS, Mitchell ’15 Draft (2nd Rd) Saginaw (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
47 TAMMELA, Jonne ’15 Draft (4th Rd) KalPa (Finland)
Syracuse (AHL)
54 YAN, Dennis ’15 Draft (3rd Rd) Shawinigan (QMJHL)
No.  Name                          Acquired 2015-16 Club
43 HAJEK, Libor '16 Draft (2nd Rd) Saskatoon (WHL)
60 HENLEY, David INVITEE Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Vald-d'Or (QMJHL)
74 MASIN, Dominik  ’14 Draft (2nd Rd)  Peterborough (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
97 MURRAY, Jordan INVITEE U. of New Brunswick (AUS)
64 SPENCER, Matt ’15 Draft (2nd Rd) Peterborough (OHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
56 THOMAS, Ben ’14 Draft (4th Rd)  Calgary (WHL)
Vancouver (WHL)
Syracuse (AHL)
75 WALCOTT, Daniel Trade from NYR Syracuse (AHL)
Greenville (ECHL)
No.  Name                          Acquired 2015-16 Club
1 INGRAM, Conner '16 Draft (3rd Rd) Kamloops (WHL)
32 WILCOX, Adam ’11 Draft (6th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)


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