Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the 2022 NHLPA’s Rookie Showcase is returning to MedStar Capitals Iceplex on September 6. Washington Capitals prospect forward Hendrix Lapierre will represent the Capitals at the showcase.
2022 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Scheduled Attendees:
The following NHL prospects and rookies are scheduled to be in attendance for the 2022 NHLPA Rookie Showcase:
Yaroslav Askarov (Predators), Matty Beniers (Kraken), Matt Boldy (Wild), Thomas Bordeleau (Sharks), Mavrik Bourque (Stars), Brendan Brisson (Golden Knights), Brandt Clarke (Kings), Graeme Clarke (Devils), Lukas Dostal (Ducks), Simon Edvinsson (Red Wings), Samuel Fagemo (Kings), Dylan Holloway (Oilers), Hendrix Lapierre (Capitals), Fabian Lysell (Bruins), Matias Maccelli (Coyotes), Jacob Perreault (Ducks), Sam Poulin (Penguins), Owen Power (Sabres), Jack Quinn (Sabres), Aatu Raty (Islanders), Lukas Reichel (Blackhawks), Marco Rossi (Wild), Braden Schneider (Rangers), Jake Sanderson (Senators), Juraj Slafkovsky (Canadiens), Ryan Suzuki (Hurricanes), Shane Wright (Kraken) and Connor Zary (Flames). *Please note the player list is subject to change.
The annual event, initially held in Toronto, “showcases” many of the league’s best young talent, and provides an opportunity for the league’s future stars to gather and meet with the media.
The event also 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 and related promotional materials.
For the first time in the event’s history, the 2019 NHLPA Rookie Showcase was held at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Virginia on August 25, 2019. Defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev was the Capitals’ lone representative.
Other past Capitals prospects participating in the event included Madison Bowey (2015), Jakub Vrána and Riley Barber (2016) and Ilya Samsonov (2018). No Capitals prospect was invited to the 2017 event.
By Jon Sorensen