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Lightning announce 2016 prospect training camp / tournament roster

The camp and tournament will feature draftees spanning back to 2011 as well as two invitees.

Adam Erne will be among the prospect camp and tournament participants.
Adam Erne will be among the prospect camp and tournament participants.
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After the Tampa Bay Lightning announced plans for their 2016 prospect training camp and tournament  in South Florida for the middle of September (which became public news on August 16), the Bolts have stepped up and announced the participants on their end.

The 24-man roster was revealed on Wednesday with 7 selections from the 2016 and 2015 NHL draft classes to participate with seven other former draft selections, dating as far back as 2011 (goalie Adam Wilcox).

Two defensemen, Jordan Murray from the University of New Brunswick and David Henley who played with Val-d'Orr of the QMJHL, were invited to participate in the camp.

There's no telling which of these prospects will be invited to the Bolts main training camp... But it is a possibility (as it is with any training camp) someone might surprise enough to draw interest from the NHL club. Knowing how Tampa Bay has operated in recent years, it's the Syracuse Crunch franchise and fans who should invest the most interest in the participants... Most of the players are destined to be part of the club at one point or another in the future.

LIGHTNING ANNOUNCE 24-MAN ROSTER FOR 2016 PROSPECT TOURNAMENT

Games To Be Played September 17-20 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the 24-man roster that will represent the team at the 2016 Prospect Tournament, which will be held at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Florida from September 17-20.  The Lightning squad is also scheduled to practice at AMALIE Arena on September 15 (1 p.m.) and 16 (11 a.m.) before heading to Coral Springs.  Practice times are subject to change.

The Lightning team consists of all organizational draft picks with the exception of three players, Daniel Walcott, who was acquired from the New York Rangers via trade, as well as two invitees.  Of those drafted by Tampa Bay, eight of them were selected in the second round, while one was selected in the first.  Overall, 14 of the 24 players on the roster were picked in the 2015 or 2016 drafts.

Of the 10 draft picks made in 2016, seven will be part of the tournament, including first-round pick Brett Howden, and fellow forwards Boris Katchouk, Christopher Paquette, Taylor Raddysh and Otto Somppi, as well as defenseman Libor Hajek and goaltender Conner Ingram. 

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

Draft/Acquired Breakdown:                     Attendees by Country:

1st Round:      1                              Canada:                        15

2nd Round:      8                              United States:               5

3rd Round:      4                              Finland:                        2

4th Round:      3                                Czech Republic:            2

5th Round:      1                             

6th Round:      1                             

7th Round:      3

Invitee:           2

Trade:            1                             

2011 Draft:     1                             

2012 Draft:     1                             

2013 Draft:     1                             

2014 Draft:     4                             

2015 Draft:     7

2016 Draft:     7                             

2016 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PROSPECT TOURNAMENT ROSTER

FORWARDS (15)

No.

Name                        

HT

WT

DOB  

Born                          

Acquired

2015-16 Club

71

CIRELLI, Anthony

6’0

160

7/15/1997

Etobicoke, Ontario

’15 Draft (3rd Rd)

Oshawa (OHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

37

DARCY, Cameron

6'0

183

3/2/1994

South Boston, Massachusetts

’14 Draft (7th Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

73

ERNE, Adam

6'0

210

4/20/1995

New Haven, Connecticut

’13 Draft (2nd Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

39

HART, Brian

6'2

214

11/25/1993

Cumberland, Maine

’12 Draft (2nd Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

Greenville (ECHL)

48

HOWDEN, Brett

6'2

193

3/29/1998

Calgary, Alberta

'16 Draft (1st Rd)

Moose Jaw (WHL)

58

IMAMA, Bokondji

6’1

214

8/3/1996

Montreal, Quebec

’15 Draft (7th Rd)

Saint John (QMJHL)

52

JOSEPH, Mathieu

6’1

166

2/9/1997

Chambly, Quebec

’15 Draft (4th Rd)

Saint John (QMJHL)

41

KATCHOUK, Boris

6'1

192

6/18/1998

Waterloo, Ontario

'16 Draft (2nd Rd)

Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

34

PAQUETTE, Christopher

6'1

207

3/27/1998

Kingston, Ontario

'16 Draft (5th Rd)

Niagara (OHL)

36

POINT, Brayden

5'9

156

3/13/1996

Calgary, Alberta

’14 Draft (3rd Rd)

Moose Jaw (WHL)

46

RADDYSH, Taylor

6'2

203

2/18/1998

Caledon, Ontario

'16 Draft (2nd Rd)

Erie (OHL)

42

SOMPPI, Otto

6'0

180

1/12/1998

Helsinki, Finland

'16 Draft (7th Rd)

Halifax (QMJHL)

67

STEPHENS, Mitchell

5’11

188

2/5/1997

Peterborough, Ontario

’15 Draft (2nd Rd)

Saginaw (OHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

47

TAMMELA, Jonne

5’10

180

8/5/1997

Ylivieska, Finland

’15 Draft (4th Rd)

KalPa (Finland)

Syracuse (AHL)

54

YAN, Dennis

6’1

184

4/14/1997

Portland, Oregon

’15 Draft (3rd Rd)

Shawinigan (QMJHL)

DEFENSEMEN (7)

No.

Name                        

HT

WT

DOB  

Born                          

Acquired

2015-16 Club

43

HAJEK, Libor

6'1

205

2/4/1998

Smrcek, Czech Republic

'16 Draft (2nd Rd)

Saskatoon (WHL)

60

HENLEY, David

6'4

207

3/13/197

Val-d'Or, Quebec

INVITEE

Charlottetown (QMJHL)

Vald-d'Or (QMJHL)

74

MASIN, Dominik

6'1

192

2/1/1996

Mestec Kralove, Czech Rep.

’14 Draft (2nd Rd)

Peterborough (OHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

97

MURRAY, Jordan

6'1

205

12/17/1992

Riverview, New Brunswick

INVITEE

U. of New Brunswick (AUS)

64

SPENCER, Matt

6’2

203

3/24/1997

Guelph, Ontario

’15 Draft (2nd Rd)

Peterborough (OHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

56

THOMAS, Ben

6'2

184

5/28/1996

Calgary, Alberta

’14 Draft (4th Rd)

Calgary (WHL)

Vancouver (WHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

75

WALCOTT, Daniel

5’11

165

2/19/1994

Ile Perrot, Quebec

Trade from NYR

Syracuse (AHL)

Greenville (ECHL)

GOALTENDERS (2)

No.

Name                        

HT

WT

DOB  

Born                          

Acquired

2015-16 Club

1

INGRAM, Conner

6'0

212

3/31/1997

Imperial, Saskatchewan

'16 Draft (3rd Rd)

Kamloops (WHL)

32

WILCOX, Adam

6'0

171

11/26/1992

South St. Paul, Minnesota

’11 Draft (6th Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

*ROSTER SUBJECT TO CHANGE