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Lightning announce 24-man roster for 2017 Prospect Tournament

Games to be played September 9-12 at Germain Arena in Estero, Fl

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the 24-man roster that will represent the team at the 2017 Prospect Tournament, which will be held at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida from September 9-12. The Lightning squad is also scheduled to practice at the Ice Sports Forum on September 7 and 8 before heading to Estero. 

The Lightning team consists of some of the organization's top prospects, including defensemen Mikhail Sergachev and Cal Foote, forwards Anthony Cirelli, Brett Howden, Mathieu Joseph, Taylor Raddysh and Mitchell Stephens, as well as goaltender Connor Ingram. The roster is made up of all Tampa Bay draft picks, with the exception of five players, including Sergachev and Erik Cernak, who were acquired by trade, and three invitees. Of the draft picks, nine of them were selected in the second round or higher.

There will be three players from the 2017 draft participating including first-round pick Callan Foote. Also from this year's draft in Chicago are forwards Alexey Lipanov and Alexander Volkov. 

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

Game schedule:

Date                                                Game                                                               Time          

Saturday, September 9                   Lightning vs. Nashville Predators                   4 p.m.

Sunday, September 10                   Lightning vs. Washington Capitals                  1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12                  Lightning vs. Florida Panthers                    2 p.m.


Draft/Acquired Breakdown:                              Attendees by Country:

1st Round:      2                                                 Canada:                        13

2nd Round:     7                                                 Russia:                         4

3rd Round:      4                                                 United States:               2

4th Round:      3                                                 Czech Republic:            2

5th Round:      1                                                 Finland:                        2

6th Round:      1                                                 Slovakia:                      1

7th Round:      1

Invitee:          3

Trade:            2                                                                                    


2014 Draft:     2                                                

2015 Draft:     6

2016 Draft:     8

2017 Draft:     3 

Name                         Born                            Acquired 2016-17 Club
CIRELLI, Anthony Woodbridge, Ontario 15 Draft (3rd Rd) Oshawa (OHL)
      Erie (OHL)
CONACHER, Shane Burlington, Ontario Invitee Orlando (ECHL)
      Toronto (AHL)
HANCOCK, Kevin Mississauga, Ontario Invitee Owen Sound (OHL)
HOWDEN, Brett Calgary, Alberta 16 Draft (1st Rd) Moose Jaw (WHL)
      Syracuse (AHL)
JOSEPH, Mathieu Chambly, Quebec 15 Draft (4th Rd) Saint John (QMJHL)
KATCHOUK, Boris Waterloo, Ontario 16 Draft (2nd Rd) Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
LIPANOV, Alexey Moscow, Russia 17 Draft (3rd Rd) Balashikha (Russia-2)
      MVD Balashikha 2 (Russia Jr.)
PAQUETTE, Christopher Kingston, Ontario 16 Draft (5th Rd) Niagara (OHL)
      Peterborough (OHL)
RADDYSH, Taylor Caledon, Ontario 16 Draft (2nd Rd) Erie (OHL)
SOMPPI, Otto Helsinki, Finland 16 Draft (7th Rd) Halifax (QMJHL)
STEPHENS, Mitchell Peterborough, Ontario 15 Draft (2nd Rd) Saginaw (OHL)
      London (OHL)
TAMMELA, Jonne Ylivieska, Finland 15 Draft (4th Rd) Peterborough (OHL)
VOLKOV, Alexander Moscow, Russia 17 Draft (2nd Rd) SKA St. Petersburg 2 (Russia Jr)
      Neva St. Petersburg (Russia-2)
YAN, Dennis Portland, Oregon 15 Draft (3rd Rd) Shawinigan (QMJHL)
      Syracuse (AHL)
Name                         Born                            Acquired 2016-17 Club
CERNAK, Erik  Kosice, Slovakia Trade with LA  Erie (OHL)
FOOTE, Callan Denver, Colorado 17 Draft (1st Rd) Kelowna (WHL)
HAJEK, Libor Smrcek, Czech Rep. 16 Draft (2nd Rd) Saskatoon (WHL)
      Syracuse (AHL)
MASIN, Dominik Mestec Kralove, Czech Rep. 14 Draft (2nd Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
SERGACHEV, Mikhail Nizhenkamsk, Russia Trade with MTL Montreal (NHL)
      Windsor (OHL)
SOSUNOV, Oleg Ryazan, Russia 16 Draft (6th Rd) Yaroslavl (MHL)
      Yaroslavl Jr. (NMHL)
SPENCER, Matt Guelph, Ontario 15 Draft (2nd Rd) Peterborough (OHL)
THOMAS, Ben Calgary, Alberta 14 Draft (4th Rd) Syracuse (AHL)
Name                         Born                            Acquired 2016-17 Club
INGRAM, Connor Imperial, Saskatchewan 16 Draft (3rd Rd) Kamloops (WHL)
RAAYMAKERS, Joseph Chatham, Ontario Invitee  Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)


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