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The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their full roster for rookie camp and the Rookie Tournament being hosted by the Nashville Predators next month.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have released their full roster for Rookie Camp, which begins on September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times forum, and the following prospect tournament hosted by the Nashville Predators in September.

Here's the full release from the team:

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced their roster for their upcoming rookie camp and prospect tournament to be held at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee from September 13-16. Lightning prospects will report to camp on September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for testing and physicals. A full schedule will be announced at a later time.

The Lightning's roster includes 24 players, featuring 13 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. Included are six of the Lightning's seven draft picks from 2014, including first-round selection Anthony DeAngelo. Also attending the camp will be two of the most highly-regarded prospects in the NHL, forward Jonathan Drouin, and goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy. The roster also includes three second-round selections.

Highly-touted players also attending include forwards Adam Erne and Cody Kunyk, defensemen Dylan Blujus, Slater Koekkoek and Dominik Masin, as well as goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis. Of those players on the roster forwards Cody Kunyk and Cedric Paquette, as well as goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, saw game action with the Lightning in 2013-14.

Other teams participating in the tournament include the Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and the host team, the Nashville Predators.

Roster Breakdown:

How Acquired:
1st Round: 4 (Drouin, DeAngelo, Koekkoek, Vasilevskiy)
2nd Round: 3 (Erne, Blujus, Masin)
3rd Round: 2 (Point, Richard)
4th Round: 2 (Paquette, Thomas)
5th Round: 2 (Nesterov, Gudlevskis)
6th Round: 3 (Digiacinto, Ikonen, Dotchin)
7th Round: 2 (Darcy, Vermin)
Free Agent: 2 (Kunyk, Sergeev)
Trade: 1 (Costello)
Invitee: 3 (Aviani, Maclise, Curran)

By Draft Year:
2014: 6 (Darcy, Digiacinto, Point, DeAngelo, Masin, Thomas)
2013: 5 (Drouin, Erne, Ikonen, Vermin, Gudlevskis)
2012: 6 (Paquette, Richard, Blujus, Dotchin, Koekkoek, Vasilevskiy)
2011: 1 (Nesterov)

Number of players who played at least one game in the AHL last season: 8 (Erne, Ikonen, Paquette, Richard, Vermin, Nesterov, Sergeev, Gudlevskis)

Number of players who played at least one game in the NHL last season: 3 (Kunyk, Paquette, Gudlevskis)

2014 LIGHTNING ROOKIE CAMP AND PROSPECT TOURNAMENT ROSTER

FORWARDS (13)

Name                         

HT 

WT   

DOB  

Born                          

Acquired                  

2013-14 Club

AVIANI, Michael

5-11

195

4/7/93

North Vancouver, B.C.

INVITEE

Spokane (WHL)

COSTELLO, Jeff

6-0

212

11/20/90

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Trade w/VAN (6/27/14)

Notre Dame (H-East)

DARCY, Cameron

6-0

185

3/2/94

South Boston, Mass.

‘14 Draft (7th Rd)

Cape Breton (QMJHL)

DIGIACINTO, Cristiano

5-11

180

1/10/96

Hamilton, Ontario

‘14 Draft (6th Rd)

Hamilton (OJHL)

Windsor (OHL)

DROUIN, Jonathan

5-11

192

3/27/95

Ste-Agathe, Quebec

'13 Draft (1st Rd)

Halifax (QMJHL)

ERNE, Adam

6-1

206

4/20/95

New Haven, Connecticut

'13 Draft (2nd Rd)

Quebec (QMJHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

IKONEN, Henri

6-0

183

4/17/94

Savonlinna, Finland

'13 Draft (6th Rd)

Kingston (OHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

KUNYK, Cody

5-11

195

5/20/90

Sherwood Park, Alberta

FA (3/20/14)

U. of Alaska-Fairbanks (WCHA)

TAMPA BAY (NHL)

MACLISE, Cameron

6-4

195

3/13/92

Lacombe, Alberta

INVITEE

U. of New Brunswick (AUS)

PAQUETTE, Cedric

6-1

206

8/13/93

Gaspe, Quebec

'12 Draft (4th Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

TAMPA BAY (NHL)

POINT, Brayden

5-9

160

3/13/96

Calgary, Alberta

‘14 Draft (3rd Rd)

Moose Jaw (WHL)

RICHARD, Tanner

6-0

186

4/6/93

Markham, Ontario

'12 Draft (3rd Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

VERMIN, Joel

5-11

194

2/5/92

Bern, Switzerland

'13 Draft (7th Rd)

Bern (Swiss)

Syracuse (AHL)

DEFENSEMEN (9)

Name                          

HT     

WT     

DOB     

Born                               

Acquired                      

2013-14 Club

BLUJUS, Dylan

6-3

198

1/22/94

Buffalo, New York

'12 Draft (2nd Rd)

North Bay (OHL)

CURRAN, Kodie

6-2

200

12/18/89

Calgary, Alberta

INVITEE

U. of Calgary (CWUAA)

DeANGELO, Anthony

5-10

170

10/24/95

Sewell, New Jersey

‘14 Draft (1st Rd)

Sarnia (OHL)

DOTCHIN, Jake

6-3

222

3/24/94

Cambridge, Ontario

'12 Draft (6th Rd)

Barrie (OHL)

KOEKKOEK, Slater

6-2

186

2/18/94

Winchester, Ontario

'12 Draft (1st Rd)

Windsor (OHL)

MASIN, Dominik

6-2

189

2/1/96

Mestec Kralove, Czech Rep.

‘14 Draft (2nd Rd)

Slavia Jr. (Czech Jr.)

NESTEROV, Nikita

5-11

195

3/28/93

Chelyabinsk, Russia

'11 Draft (5th Rd)

Syracuse (AHL)

SERGEEV, Artem

6-2

217

4/20/93

Moscow, Russia

FA (7/1/12)

Syracuse (AHL)

THOMAS, Ben

6-2

193

5/28/96

Calgary, Alberta

‘14 Draft (4th Rd)

Calgary (WHL)

GOALTENDERS (2)

Name                                  

HT 

WT   

DOB       

Born                          

Acquired                      

2013-14 Club

GUDLEVSKIS, Kristers

6-4

190

7/31/92

Aizkraukle,Latvia

'13 Draft (5th Rd)

Florida (ECHL)

Syracuse (AHL)

TAMPA BAY (NHL)

VASILEVSKIY, Andrei

6-3

207

7/25/94

Tyumen, Russia

'12 Draft (1st Rd)

Ufa (KHL)

As expected, the roster includes guys slotted for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, a handful of drafted prospects that will be headed back to their respectice junior clubs, and a couple of interesting invitees.

Kodie Curran, who was also an invitee at Lightning development camp, will attend rookie camp and the tournament as well. He finished his senior year at the University of Calgary and must have impressed the organization enough at development camp to get another invite for a longer look and some real game action. The same can be said of Lightning development camp invitee Cam MacLisle. He too will get a chance for a longer look from the Lightning coaching staff after a year spent with the University of New Brunswick.

The new face is 5'11 left-shooting center Mike Aviani, formerly of the Spokane Chiefs (Tyler Johnson's former team) of the WHL. He's fresh off an 81 points in 69 games campaign as an overager.

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