Panthers prospects to participate in four-team rookie tournament

Florida Panthers center Rocco Grimaldi is among the prospects who will participate in the rookie camp and tournament.

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SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers announced the club’s rookie camp schedule including participation in a four-team rookie tournament taking place at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. Panthers prospects F Lawson Crouse (2015 first round, 11th overall), D Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and F Rocco Grimaldi (2011 second round, 33rd overall) are among the players selected to participate in the rookie camp and tournament.

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Panthers join the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals in the tournament, featuring six games showcasing each team’s prospects. All games are free and open to the public.

Prior to the tournament, Panthers rookies will skate at Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

The tournament schedule is as followed:

The Panthers will have a total of 25 players participating in the tournament/rookie camp with 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.




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