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NHLPA to hold ‘Rookie Showcase’ in Toronto

This yearly event is always pretty spiffy:

2013 NHLPA ROOKIE SHOWCASE

TORONTO, ON (August 22, 2013) – Twenty-seven of the top NHL prospects/rookies will gather in Toronto at the MasterCard Centre on Tuesday, August 27th for the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Now in its fifth year, this unique event will once again provide Panini America and Upper Deck – the two official trading card partners of the NHLPA and the NHL – with an exclusive opportunity to photograph many of the game’s top young prospects/rookies in their official NHL team uniforms, in shots that will be used for upcoming trading card and memorabilia launches.

The 27 NHL prospects/rookies in attendance for the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase will be available for media scrums prior to the event at approximately 9:00 AM EDT.

WHAT:           2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Media Availability
WHO:             NHL prospects/rookies scheduled to be in attendance include:

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)

WHEN:           Tuesday, August 27th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

WHERE:         MasterCard Centre   Rink #2  400 Kipling Avenue Etobicoke, Ontario

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