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Puck Set to Drop on 2010 Traverse City Prospect Tournament

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

With the 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament set to get underway with opening games tomorrow in Traverse City, Michigan, and @TBLightning on Twitter will be the best places to get the most comprehensive coverage of all results and inside information. will offer full recaps of all games, team stats as well as behind-the-scenes insight provided by anonymous blogger, the “Lightning Insider”.  All the action will also be available in real time with live updates on Twitter (@TBLightning).

Tampa Bay will ice a roster of 21 players consisting of former draft picks and invitees.  The tournament will feature Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers. It consists of four games each on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday with each team playing each day.

The Lightning roster features 2010 first-round pick Brett onnolly as well as all other picks from this year’s draft. Also attending will be highly-regarded prospects Dana Tyrell, Richard Panik, Alex Hutchings, Carter Ashton and James Wright as well as Norfolk Admirals goaltending tandem Dustin Tokarski and Jaroslav Janus.

Tampa Bay 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 11
10:30 a.m. Practice Huntington Rink
3:30 p.m. vs. St. Louis David’s Rink
Sunday, Sept. 12
11:30 a.m. Practice David’s Rink
6:00 p.m. vs. Detroit Huntington Rink
Monday, Sept. 13
1:15 p.m. Practice Huntington Rink
Tuesday, Sept. 14
8:30 a.m. Practice David’s Rink
3:00 p.m. vs. Dallas David’s Rink
Wednesday, Sept. 15
TBD Practice Based on Record
TBD Final Game Based on Record

Tampa Bay Lightning 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament Roster
Players Pos L/R Ht Wt 2009-2010 Team Draft Information
Janus, Jaroslav G L 6'0 191 Norfolk (AHL)/ Erie (OHL) 6th (162nd) 2009
Tokarski, Dustin G L 6'0 197 Tampa Bay (NHL)/ Norfolk (AHL) 5th (122nd) 2008
Barberio, Mark D L 6'1 195 Moncton (QMJHL) 6th (152nd) 2008
Beukeboom, Brock D R 6'1 200 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 3rd (63rd) 2010
Gudas, Radko D R 6'0 202 Everett (WHL) 3rd (66th) 2010
Janosik, Adam D L 6'0 179 Gatineau (QMJHL) 3rd (72nd) 2010
Schemitsch, Geoffrey D R 6'2 185 Owen Sound (OHL) 4th (96th) 2010
Zahn, Teigan D L 6'1 208 Saskatoon (WHL) 7th (186th) 2010
Agozzino, Andrew LW L 5'8 185 Niagara (OHL)/ Peoria (AHL) Undrafted
Ashton, Carter LW L 6'3 220 Leth/ Regina (WHL)/ Norfolk (AHL) 1st (29th) 2009
Connolly, Brett RW R 6'2 191 Prince George (WHL) 1st (6th) 2010
Fadden, Mitch C L 5'11 192 Norfolk (AHL) 4th (107th) 2007
Hutchings, Alex C R 5'10 186 Barrie (OHL) 4th (93rd) 2009
Hynes, Brandon RW R 5'8 182 Victoriaville (QMJHL) Undrafted
Lessard, Jonathan LW L 6'1 177 Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) Undrafted
Marks, Tim LW L 6'2 214 Clarkson (ECAC)/ Norfolk (AHL) Undrafted
Panik, Richard RW L 6'2 212 Wind./ Belleville (OHL)/ Norfolk (AHL) 2nd (52nd) 2009
Rogers, Doug C R 6'1 195 Harvard (ECAC) 4th (119th) 2006 (NYI)
Tyrell, Dana LW L 5'10 184 Norfolk (AHL) 2nd (47th) 2007
Vachon, Marc-Olivier C R 5'9 178 Drummondville (QMJHL) Undrafted
Wright, James C L 6'4 204 Tampa Bay (NHL)/ Vancouver (WHL) 4th (117th) 2008

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