2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Participants Announced

2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Participants Announced

Despite a possible lockout looming, the NHL Players' Association is getting ready for the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Happening on August 28 in Toronto, the event will see 30 of the game's top prospects participate.

Panini and Upper Deck will both be on hand. EA Sports will also be there to take photos to be used in NHL 13.

Like the recent NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and the NFL Players Rookie Premiere, the NHLPA Rookie Showcase will go a long way in shaping the year's sets. It gives both card makers a chance to gather autographs, memorabilia and jerseys that can be used on cards.

Here's a full list of the 30 players taking part in the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase:

  • Tyson Barrie, Colorado Avalanche
  • Nathan Beaulieu, Montreal Canadiens
  • Beau Bennett, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jack Campbell, Dallas Stars
  • Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild
  • Emerson Etem, Anaheim Ducks
  • Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal Canadiens
  • Dougie Hamilton, Boston Bruins
  • Quinton Howden, Florida Panthers
  • Tomas Jurco, Detroit Red Wings
  • Jared Knight, Boston Bruins
  • Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Chris Kreider, New York Rangers
  • Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers
  • Joe Morrow, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Ryan Murphy, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Brock Nelson, New York Islanders
  • Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas Stars
  • Griffin Reinhart, New York Islanders
  • Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Justin Schultz, Edmonton Oilers
  • Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues
  • Reilly Smith, Dallas Stars
  • Ryan Spooner, Boston Bruins
  • Jarred Tinordi, Montreal Canadiens
  • Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles Kings
  • Mark Visentin, Phoenix Coyotes
  • Austin Watson, Nashville Predators
  • Nail Yakupov, Edmonton Oilers

The NHLPA Rookie Showcase is now in its fourth year.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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