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NHLPA announces 2012 Rookie Showcase

Posted on 23rd August 2012 by hockeymedia in Cards,Hockey (NHL),Rookies,Signings,The Want List | Tags:

The National Hockey League Players’ Association has announced that 30 rookie prospects will take part in this year’s NHLPA Rookie Showcase on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The event provides NHL-NHLPA trading card manufacturers Panini America and Upper Deck Company with an all-in-one photo session to capture potential rookies for the 2012-13 hockey card season. All 30 rookies will be wearing their respective NHL uniforms.

While Panini America and Upper Deck Company will have the opportunity to capture all 30 rookies on the day, there is no guarantee that the companies will get to use the photography on their licensed trading cards. Each prospect still has to make his NHL debut before the NHLPA can give the green light for Panini America and the Upper Deck Company to produce cards of that rookie.

EA Sports will also be on hand to capture head scans for the upcoming NHL 13 video game.

This year’s NHLPA Rookie Showcase will feature the top five picks from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, including first-overall pick Nail Yakupov.

2012 NHLPA ROOKIE SHOWCASE
Tyson Barrie (Avalanche)
Nathan Beaulieu (Canadiens)
Beau Bennett (Penguins)
Jack Campbell (Stars)
Charlie Coyle (Wild)
Emerson Etem (Ducks)
Alex Galchenyuk (Canadiens)
Dougie Hamilton (Bruins)
Quinton Howden (Panthers)
Tomas Jurco (Red Wings)
Jared Knight (Bruins)
Leo Komarov (Maple Leafs)
Chris Kreider (Rangers)
Scott Laughton (Flyers)
Joe Morrow (Penguins)
Ryan Murphy (Hurricanes)
Ryan Murray (Blue Jackets)
Brock Nelson (Islanders)
Jamie Oleksiak (Stars)
Griffin Reinhart (Islanders)
Morgan Rielly (Maple Leafs)
Justin Schultz (Oilers)
Jaden Schwartz (Blues)
Reilly Smith (Stars)
Ryan Spooner (Bruins)
Jarred Tinordi (Canadiens)
Tyler Toffoli (Kings)
Mark Visentin (Coyotes)
Austin Watson (Predators)
Nail Yakupov (Oilers)

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