Rookie Camp Roster Announced

(Tampa Bay Lightning press release) The Tampa Bay Lightning will open their 2011 Rookie Camp with fitness testing and physicals at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum on Friday, September 9, the team announced today. The prospects will hit the ice in Brandon the following day, Saturday, September 10.

For the first time in franchise history the Lightning prospects will travel to the Iceplex in Coral Springs, Florida for a three-team rookie tournament which begins Sunday, September 11. The tournament will also feature prospects from the Florida Panthers and
Nashville Predators. The camp and tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 9 – Fitness testing and physicals (Brandon Ice Sports Forum), Time TBA

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Practice (Brandon Ice Sports Forum), Time TBA

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Morning Skate (Brandon Ice Sports Forum), Time TBA
Tampa Bay vs. Florida at 6 p.m. ( Iceplex)

Monday, Sept. 12 – Tampa Bay vs. Nashville at 6 p.m. ( Iceplex)

Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Practice ( Iceplex), Time TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Tampa Bay vs. Florida at Noon ( Iceplex)

The Lightning have invited 21 players to camp, including 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. Notable attendees include former first-round picks Carter Ashton, Brett Connolly and Vladislav Namestnikov, as well as highly-touted prospects Richard Panik, James Wright, Mark Barberio and Radko Gudas. In all, eight of the Lightning’s prospects played in the American Hockey League last season, while Wright was the only one to see any NHL action.

Camp Roster


Carter Ashton
Cory Conacher (invitee/Norfolk contract)
Gabriel Desjardins (invitee)
Philip-Michael Devos (invitee/Norfolk)
Seth Griffith (invitee)
Alex Hutchings
Tyler Johnson
Vladislav Namestnikov (unsigned)
Ondrej Palat (unsigned)
Richard Panik
James Wright


Mark Barberio
Jeff Dimmen (invitee/Norfolk)
Radko Gudas
Adam Janosik (unsigned)
Charles Landry
Daniel Milan (invitee)
Geoffrey Schemitsch (unsigned/pictured)


Jaroslav Janus
Pat Nagle