The NHLPA Rookie Showcase is coming to Washington DC. The NHLPA announced that 28 top NHL prospects will participate in the event slated to be held Sunday, August 25 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
The event allows Upper Deck to capture photos and other multimedia for the prospect’s first rookie cards.
The news was first reported by Sportsology.
2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes will headline the event and be joined in the nation’s capital by his brother Quinn Hughes, a prospect on the Vancouver Canucks. Washington Capitals 2018 first-round pick Alexander Alexeyev will be the team’s lone representative. Other top prospects scheduled to attend include the Blackhawks’ Kirby Dach, the third overall pick in the 2019 Draft, and New York Islanders’ top prospect Oliver Wahlstrom.
In years past, Capitals prospects such as Ilya Samsonov, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, and Tom Wilson have participated.
Last year’s Rookie Showcase was held in Toronto, Canada.
The event is not expected to be open to the public.
More from the NHLPA:
TORONTO (Aug. 14, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will host its 11th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase Sunday, Aug. 25 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., with 28 NHL® prospects and rookies scheduled to attend. This unique event provides Upper Deck – the official trading card partner of the NHLPA and the NHL – with an opportunity to capture photographs and videos of many of the game’s top young prospects and rookies in their official NHL team uniforms. The content collected will be used for upcoming Upper Deck trading cards, memorabilia products and digital video posts.
The following 28 NHL prospects and rookies are scheduled to be in attendance for the 2019 NHLPA Rookie Showcase:
Alexander Alexeyev (Capitals), Mikey Anderson (Kings), Kasper Bjorkqvist (Penguins), Adam Boqvist (Blackhawks), Jesper Boqvist (Devils), Shane Bowers (Avalanche), Bowen Byram (Avalanche), Kale Clague (Kings), Dylan Cozens (Sabres) Kirby Dach (Blackhawks), Noah Dobson (Islanders), Dante Fabbro (Predators), Joel Farabee (Flyers), Adam Fox (Rangers), Barrett Hayton (Coyotes), Taro Hirose (Red Wings), Jack Hughes (Devils), Quinn Hughes (Canucks), Pierre-Olivier Joseph (Penguins), Vitali Kravtsov (Rangers), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sabres), Jake Oettinger (Stars), Ryan Poehling (Canadiens), Jason Robertson (Stars), Igor Shesterkin (Rangers), Ty Smith (Devils), Nico Sturm (Wild) and Oliver Wahlstrom (Islanders).
*Please note the player list is subject to change.
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