On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced their schedule and roster for the 2013 Prospect Development Camp.
The Lightning will have a total of 31 players in attendance; 20 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 4 goaltenders.
The on-ice portion of camp will run from Saturday, July 6th through Wednesday, July 10th at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum.
This event is free and open to the public.
In addition to the selections from 2013, you will also get to see 14 players who were selected by the Lightning in previous drafts, such as defenseman Slater Koekkoek and goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy; both of which are former Lightning first round picks.
This is an event that I look forward to every year. It is our first opportunity of the season to see firsthand the young talent that the Bolts have in their arsenal for the coming season.
I am especially looking forward to seeing players like Drouin, Erne, and Koekkoek on the ice.
As most of you are well aware, I am a huge fan of Martin St. Louis. He is the player that intensified my love of the game to what it is today. With someone like Drouin at camp who is so many similarities to the longtime Lightning left winger, and is in a position to carry on St. Louis’ legacy once he decides to hang up his skates for the final time, you can guarantee that I will be there to witness this event first hand.
On the next page is the complete schedule for the 2013 Prospect Development Camp, with the complete roster on the following page. Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning.