Rookie Showcase to feature 23 new kids

Posted on 29th August 2010 by hockeymedia in Hobby News,Hockey (NHL),Rookies,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe second annual National Hockey League Rookie Showcase takes place this Sep. 1 in Toronto, ON. This year, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association have invited 23 potential rookies, including 2010 top draft picks Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers), Tyler Seguin (Boston Bruins) and Erik Gudbranson (Florida Panthers).

This year’s event will feature both the Upper Deck Company and new card licensee Panini. There will be a media session with the players in the morning followed by on-ice activities throughout the day tailored to the card companies’ photograph and editorial needs.

With Hall and Seguin at the top of the list, this year’s rookie crop is highly anticipated. Many rookies have already been previewed in junior and pre-NHL card sets like In The Game Heroes & Prospects, so these players already have a following amongst card collectors. Kings’ prospect Brayden Schenn has the highest Collector’s Index at 77 items, followed by Hall (60), Jordan Eberle (56) and Chet Pickard (55).

The full list of NHL Rookie Showcase players is listed below:

Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
Tyler Seguin – Boston Bruins
Erik Gudbranson – Florida Panthers
Ryan Johansen – Columbus Blue Jackets
Jeffrey Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
Brayden Schenn – Los Angeles Kings
Nazem Kadri – Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Eberle – Edmonton Oilers
Magnus Pääjärvi – Edmonton Oilers
Jordan Schroeder – Vancouver Canucks
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen – New York Rangers
Ryan McDonagh – New York Rangers
Jonathon Blum – Nashville Predators
Chet Pickard – Nashville Predators
Jacob Markström – Florida Panthers
Mattias Tedenby – New Jersey Devils
Tomas Tatar – Detroit Red Wings
Zach Hamill – Boston Bruins
Joe Colborne – Boston Bruins
Kyle Beach – Chicago Blackhawks
Scott Glennie – Dallas Stars
Calvin de Haan – New York Islanders
Kevin Shattenkirk – Colorado Avalanche