TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the 24-man roster that will represent the team at the 2018 Prospect Showcase, presented by Florida Blue, which will be held at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida from September 8-11. The Lightning squad is also scheduled to practice at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum on September 7 and September 8 before heading to Estero.
The Lightning team consists of some of the organization's top prospects, including 2017 first-round pick Cal Foote and 2017-18 CHL Player of the Year Alex Barre-Boulet. Tampa Bay will have a total of six former second-round selections participating in the Prospect Showcase, including its top pick in 2018, Gabriel Fortier, who spent last season with Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Other notable players expected to attend are forwards Mitchell Stephens, Mathieu Joseph, Taylor Raddysh and Alexander Volkov, defensemen Erik Cernak and Oleg Sosunov, as well as goaltender Connor Ingram.
The Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals will also be icing teams in the tournament. All games will be free and open to the public.
Saturday, Sept. 8 | Washington at Nashville | 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9 | Nashville at Tampa Bay | 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 10 | Tampa Bay at Washington | 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11 | Nashville at Washington | 11:30 a.m.
Draft/Acquired Breakdown: Attendees by Country:
1st Round: 1 Canada: 14
2nd Round: 6 Russia: 3
3rd Round: 3 United States: 3
4th Round: 3 Czech Republic: 1
5th Round: 0 Finland: 2
6th Round: 1 Slovakia: 1
7th Round: 2
Free Agent: 1
2015 Draft: 5
2016 Draft: 6
2017 Draft: 3
2018 Draft: 2
2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Showcase Roster