NHLPA announces list of players to appear at the Rookie Showcase


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

This is when you know hockey season is getting close.

Next week, the NHL Players Association will host the Rookie Showcase with Upper Deck and Panini America in attendance taking pictures and getting autographs for upcoming products.

The NHLPA Rookie Showcase will feature 27 players this year including Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and AleksanderBarkov.

The Showcase isn’t for future rookies. Some players who competed last season didn’t get a chance to be at a Showcase and they will be there as well such as Brendan Gallagher, Mikhail Grigorenko and Cory Conacher.

Panini and Upper Deck will have event stations set up and there is pick-up-like hockey game that takes place after the event.

Here’s a full list of the players attending the NHLPA Rookie Showcase:
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche)
Tyler Biggs (Maple Leafs)
Brendan Gallagher (Canadiens)
Jonathan Drouin (Lightning)
Cory Conacher (Senators)
Bo Horvat (Canucks)
Sean Monahan (Flames)
Malcolm Subban (Bruins)
Christian Thomas (Canadiens)
Aleksander Barkov (Panthers)
Adam Clendening (Blackhawks)
Mathew Dumba (Wild)
Mikhail Grigorenko (Sabres)
Tomas Hertl (Sharks)
Boone Jenner (Blue Jackets)
Nic Jensen (Canucks)
Danny Kristo (Rangers)
Dylan McIlrath (Rangers)
Mark McNeill (Blackhawks)
Jon Merrill (Devils)
Petr Mrazek (Red Wings)
Valeri Nichushkin (Stars)
Tanner Pearson (Kings)
Derrick Pouliot (Penguins)
Matt Puempel (Senators)
Ty Rattie (Blues)
Tom Wilson (Capitals)

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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