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NHLPA announces Rookie Showcase

Posted on 23rd August 2011 by hockeymedia in Hobby News,Rookies,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe National Hockey League Players’ Association has announced that 27 rookie prospects will take part in this year’s NHLPA Rookie Showcase on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. 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 2011-12 hockey card season. All 27 rookies will be wearing their respective NHL uniforms.

While Panini America and Upper Deck Company will have the opportunity to capture all 27 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.

This year’s NHLPA Rookie Showcase will feature the top six picks from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, including first-overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

2011 NHLPA ROOKIE SHOWCASE
BUFF Kassian, Zach
CALG Nemisz, Greg
CARO Faulk, Justin
CHIC Kruger, Marcus
COLO Landeskog, Gabriel
COLU Moore, John
DETR Smith, Brendan
EDMO Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
FLOR Huberdeau, Jonathan
MONT Palushaj, Aaron
NASH Ellis, Ryan
NASH Geoffrion, Blake
NEWJ Henrique, Adam
NEWJ Larsson, Adam
NYIS Strome, Ryan
NYRA Erixon, Tim
OTTA Rundblad, David
OTTA Zibanejad, Mika
PHOE Gormley, Brandon
PITT Despres, Simon
SLOU Allen, Jake
TAMP Ashton, Carter
TAMP Connolly, Brett
TORO Gardiner, Jake
TORO Rynnas, Jussi
WASH Eakin, Cody
WINN Klingberg, Carl

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