SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers announced the club's rookie camp schedule including participation in a four-team rookie tournament taking place at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. Panthers prospects F Lawson Crouse (2015 first round, 11th overall), D Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and F Rocco Grimaldi (2011 second round, 33rd overall) are among the players selected to participate in the rookie camp and tournament.
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Panthers join the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals in the tournament, featuring six games showcasing each team's prospects. All games are free and open to the public.
Prior to the tournament, Panthers rookies will skate at Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
The tournament schedule is as followed:
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
3:00 p.m. -- Florida at Washington
7:00 p.m. -- Nashville at Tampa Bay
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13
3:00 p.m. -- Nashville at Florida
7:00 p.m. -- Tampa Bay at Washington
MONDAY, SEPT. 14
10:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. -- Practice
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15
10:00 a.m. -- Washington at Nashville
2:00 p.m. -- Florida at Tampa Bay
The Panthers will have a total of 25 players participating in the tournament/rookie camp with 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.
62 Darik Angeli*
50 Chase Balisy
86 Connor Brickley
67 Lawson Crouse
23 Rocco Grimaldi
8 Jayce Hawryluk
72 Stephen Johnston*
81 Zac Larraza*
82 Denis Malgin
98 Lukas Lofquist*
70 Stephen MacAulay*
92 Kyle Rau
85 Nick Sorkin*
84 Lukas Sutter*
83 Kyle Becker*
76 Mike Boivin*
80 RJ Boyd*
96 Josh Brown
74 Evan Fiala*
56 Michael Matheson
88 Thomas Schemitsch
52 MacKenzie Weegar
31 Sam Brittain
90 Samuel Montembeault
60 Colin Stevens
* Indicates tryout
Roster and practice time are subject to change.
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