Lightning training camp roster announced

You have just over two weeks until player physicals are to be performed.... You got 16 days before training camp formally starts at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.  19 days from now, the Bolts will be playing in St. Louis, Missouri with the preseason opener against the Blues.

Folks, it's just about here.  Hockey season is here.  Heck, they're putting ice down at Times Palace!  How much more proof do you want?!

Still a skeptic?  Try this: This afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 2011-12 training camp roster. A total of 58 players (34 forwards, 19 defensemen, 5 goaltenders) will participate...  These can change with other roster invitees added, or last-minute subtractions.

The press release from the team and the full roster is below the jump.  Start your speculation, start your salivation.  Start your euphoria - for hockey is about to return.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2011

Contact: Brian Breseman (813.301.6871, bbreseman@sptimesforum.com)

LIGHTNING ANNOUNCE 2011 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Players to Hit the Ice in Brandon Sept. 17

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the roster today for its 19th training camp, which opens with physicals and fitness testing on Friday, September 16. Though there will be optional ice available to players on the 16th, the full squad will hit the ice on Saturday, September 17.

Lightning fans will recognize many of the same faces from the team that carried the Bolts to within one game of the Stanley Cup Final in 2011. Captain Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone and more return up front along with a group of high-end prospects that include Carter Ashton, Brett Connolly, Vladislav Namestnikov and Richard Panik. On the blue line, the Lightning will have a few new faces that include Matt Gilroy who comes in after spending last season with the New York Rangers as well as Bruno Gervais who skated with the New York Islanders in 2010-11. They join a defensive corps that already includes Eric Brewer, Victor Hedman, Brett Clark, Mattias Ohlund, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Pavel Kubina and more. Between the pipes, Dwayne Roloson returns as the incumbent while offseason signing Mathieu Garon enters his first Lightning camp after tending nets for the Columbus Blue Jackets last season.

In all, the Lightning training camp roster includes 58 players, made up of 34 forwards, 19 defensemen and five goaltenders. A total of 20 players who played in at least one game with Tampa Bay last season will be at the Ice Sports Forum for the start of training camp.

All on-ice sessions are open to the public. A full schedule and fan activities will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the Lightning's preseason games against the St. Louis Blues at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando on September 21 and against the Florida Panthers at the St. Pete Times Forum on September 23 are now on sale. For more information, or to purchase, visit tampabaylightning.com, ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. For the best value fans are encouraged to purchase a Lightning ticket package. For more information call 813.301.6600.

2011 Tampa Bay Lightning Training Camp Roster 

Forwards (34) 

No. Name HT WT DOB Born Acquired 2010-11 Club 

59 ANGELIDIS, Mike 6-1 210 6/27/85 Woodbridge, Ontario FA (8/3/10) Norfolk (AHL) 

15 ASHTON, Carter 6-3 215 4/1/91 Saskatoon, Sask. ’09 Draft (1st Rd) Regina (WHL) 

Tri-City (WHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

36 CONACHER, Cory 5-8 175 12/14/89 Burlington, Ontario Invitee Canisius College (AHA) 

Rochester (AHL) 

Cincinnati (ECHL) 

Milwaukee (AHL) 

14 CONNOLLY, Brett 6-2 189 5/2/92 Prince George, BC ’10 Draft (1st Rd) Prince George (WHL) 

52 DESJARDINS, Gabriel 6-0 203 11/9/92 Montreal, Quebec Invitee Halifax (QMJHL) 

62 DEVOS, Philip-Michael 5-11 184 4/26/90 Sorel-Tracy, Quebec Invitee Victoriaville (QMJHL) 

39 FORNATARO, Matt 6-0 190 6/26/85 Calgary, Alberta Invitee Norfolk (AHL) 

67 GRIFFITH, Seth 5-11 185 1/4/93 Wallaceburg, Ontario Invitee London (OHL) 

9 DOWNIE, Steve 5-11 191 4/3/87 Newmarket, Ontario Trade w/ PHI (11/7/08) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

18 HALL, Adam 6-3 213 8/14/80 Kalamazoo, Michigan FA (7/1/08) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

38 HUTCHINGS, Alex 5-10 178 11/7/90 Burlington, Ontario ’09 Draft (4th Rd) Florida (ECHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

63 JOHNSON, Tyler 5-9 175 7/29/90 Spokane, Washington Free Agent (3/7/11) Spokane (WHL) 

49 JONES, Blair 6-2 216 9/27/86 Central Butte, Sask. ’05 Draft (4th Rd) Norfolk (AHL) 

Tampa Bay (NHL) 

76 LABRIE, Pierre-Cedric 6-2 212 12/6/86 Baie-Comeau, Quebec Invitee Norfolk (AHL) 

4 LECAVALIER, Vincent 6-4 208 4/21/80 Ile Bizard, Quebec ’98 Draft (1st Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

12 MALONE, Ryan 6-4 219 12/1/79 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Trade w/PIT (6/28/08) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

19 MOORE, Dominic 6-0 192 8/3/80 Thornhill, Ontario FA (7/30/10) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

65 NAMESTNIKOV, Vladislav 5-11 173 11/22/92 Voskresensk, Russia ’11 Draft (1st Rd) London (OHL) 

41 NEILSON, Eric 6-1 201 8/18/84 Fredericton, NB Invitee San Antonio (AHL) 

17 OUELLET, Michel 6-0 200 3/3/82 Rimouski, Quebec FA (7/1/11) Hamburg (Germany) 

74 PALAT, Ondrej 5-11 157 3/28/91 Frydek-Mistek, Czech Rep. ’11 Draft (7th Rd) Drummondville (QMJHL) 

71 PANIK, Richard 6-1 211 2/7/91 Martin, Slovakia ’09 Draft (2nd Rd) Belleville (OHL) 

Guelph (OHL) 

28 PICARD, Alexandre 6-2 206 10/9/85 Les Saules, Quebec FA (7/7/11) San Antonio (AHL) 

16 PURCELL, Teddy 6-2 201 9/8/85 St. John’s, Newfoundland Trade w/ LAK (3/3/10) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

11 PYATT, Tom 5-11 187 2/14/87 Thunder Bay, Ontario FA (7/6/11) Montreal (NHL) 

21 RITOLA, Mattias 6-0 192 3/14/87 Borlange, Sweden Waivers from DET (10/5/11) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

22 SHANNON, Ryan 5-9 175 3/2/83 Darien, Connecticut FA (7/7/11) Ottawa (NHL) 

24 SMITH, Trevor 6-1 195 2/8/85 Ottawa, Ontario FA (7/5/11) Syracuse (AHL) 

Springfield (AHL) 

26 ST. LOUIS, Martin 5-8 176 6/18/75 Laval, Quebec FA (6/31/00) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

91 STAMKOS, Steven 6-1 188 2/7/90 Markham, Ontario ’08 Draft (1st Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

44 THOMPSON, Nate 6-0 210 10/5/84 Anchorage, Alaska Waivers from NYI (2/13/10) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

42 TYRELL, Dana 5-11 185 4/23/89 Airdrie, Alberta ’07 Draft (2nd Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

43 WRIGHT, James 6-4 200 3/24/90 Saskatoon, Sask. ’08 Draft (4th Rd) Norfolk (AHL) 

Tampa Bay (NHL) 

34 WYMAN, JT 6-2 199 2/27/86 Edina, Minnesota FA (7/1/11) Hamilton (AHL) 

 

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Defense (19) 

No. Name HT WT DOB Born Acquired 2010-11 Club 

 

 

50 BARBERIO, Mark 6-1 197 3/23/90 Montreal, Quebec ’08 Draft (6th Rd) Norfolk (AHL) 

47 BERGERON, Marc-Andre 5-9 198 10/13/80 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec FA (1/4/11) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

2 BREWER, Eric 6-3 220 4/17/79 Vernon, British Columbia Trade w/STL (2/18/11) St. Louis (NHL) 

Tampa Bay (NHL) 

7 CLARK, Brett 6-0 194 12/23/76 Wapella, Sask. FA (7/5/10) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

55 DIMMEN, Jeff 6-0 195 6/28/86 Colorado Springs, Colorado Invitee U. of Maine (H-East) 

Portland (AHL) 

27 GERVAIS, Bruno 6-1 200 10/3/84 Longueuil, Quebec Trade w/NYI (6/25/11) NY Islanders (NHL) 

97 GILROY, Matt 6-1 201 7/20/84 North Bellmore, New York FA (7/2/11) NY Rangers (NHL) 

75 GUDAS, Radko 6-0 210 6/5/90 Kladno, Czech Republic ’10 Draft (3rd Rd) Norfolk (AHL) 

77 HEDMAN, Victor 6-6 229 12/18/90 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden ’09 Draft (1st Rd) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

58 JACKSON, Scott 6-3 219 2/5/87 Salmon Arm, BC FA (7/3/08) Norfolk (AHL) 

57 JANOSIK, Adam 6-0 179 9/7/92 Spiska Nova Nes, Slovakia ’10 Draft (3rd Rd) Gatineau (QMJHL) 

13 KUBINA, Pavel 6-4 258 4/15/77 Celadna, Czech Republic FA (7/2/10) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

64 LANDRY, Charles 6-0 196 6/3/91 Napierville, Quebec FA (9/15/10) Montreal (QMJHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

73 MILAN, Daniel 6-3 194 4/14/92 Detroit, Michigan Invitee Moncton (QMJHL) 

5 OHLUND, Mattias 6-4 229 9/9/76 Pitea, Sweden FA (7/1/09) Tampa Bay (NHL) 

3 PETIOT, Richard 6-3 215 8/20/82 Daysland, Alberta FA (7/2/11) Oklahoma City (AHL) 

Edmonton (NHL) 

51 QUICK, Kevin 6-0 181 3/29/88 Buffalo, New York Invitee Norfolk (AHL) 

72 SCHEMITSCH, Geoffrey 6-2 185 4/1/92 Toronto, Ontario ’10 Draft (4th Rd) Owen Sound (OHL) 

48 VERNACE, Michael 6-0 216 5/26/86 Toronto, Ontario FA (7/29/10) Norfolk (AHL) 

Tampa Bay (NHL) 

Goaltenders (5) 

No. Name HT WT DOB Born Acquired 2010-11 Club 

32 GARON, Mathieu 6-1 206 1/9/78 Chandler, Quebec FA (7/1/11) Columbus (NHL) 

31 JANUS, Jaroslav 6-0 191 9/21/89 Presov, Slovakia ’09 Draft (6th Florida (ECHL) 

Norfolk (AHL) 

37 NAGLE, Pat 6-3 182 9/21/87 Bloomfield, Michigan FA (3/22/11) Ferris State (CCHA) 

30 ROLOSON, Dwayne 6-1 170 10/12/69 Simcoe, Ontario Trade w/NYI (1/1/11) NY Islanders (NHL) 

Tampa Bay (NHL) 

40 TOKARSKI, Dustin 5-11 198 9/16/89 Humboldt, Sask. ’08 Draft (5th Rd) Norfolk (AHL) 

*Subject to change 

~ALL IN~ 








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