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ROOKIE INITIATION: Panthers to take part in Lightning rookie tournament in Estero Sept. 12-15


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The Panthers will take part in a four-team rookie tournament across the Everglades in Estero on Sept. 12-15.
The team will report to Coral Springs on Sept. 10 with a practice at the Panthers IceDen on the 11th.
Those who will participate include Rocco Grimaldi, Michael Matheson and 2015 first-round pick Lawson Crouse.
The Lightning will host the four-team event with the Panthers, Nashville and Washington also participating.
The Panthers will have a total of 25 players participating in the tournament/rookie camp with 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.


The roster
Forwards


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*
Defense
83 Kyle Becker*
76 Mike Boivin*
80 RJ Boyd*
96 Josh Brown
74 Evan Fiala*
56 Michael Matheson
88 Thomas Schemitsch
52 MacKenzie Weegar
Goaltenders
31 Sam Brittain
90 Samuel Montembeault
60 Colin Stevens
* Indicates tryout


The schedule (all games are at Germain Arena and are free and open to the public):
Saturday, Sept. 12
Florida v Washington, 3 p.m.
Nashville v Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Nashville v. Florida, 3 p.m.
Tampa Bay v. Washington, 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
Florida practice, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Washington v. Nashville, 10 a.m.
Florida v. Tampa Bay, 2 p.m.


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