Here’s part of a press release from the NHLPA stating that Red Wings prospects Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina will take part in the “NHLPA Rookie Showcase.”
The event is scheduled to take place at Mastercard Arena in Toronto next Monday, August 26th, and it’s a photo shoot in which Upper Deck Hockey takes pictures of the players presumed to earn “Young Guns” rookie cards this upcoming season, as well as a media event in which the players give interviews to the press:
2018 NHLPA ROOKIE SHOWCASE
AUGUST 26 AT MASTERCARD CENTRE
TORONTO (Aug. 17, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will host its 10th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase Sunday, Aug. 26 at Mastercard Centre in Toronto, with 26 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.
2018 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Scheduled Attendees:
The following 26 NHL prospects and rookies are scheduled to be in attendance for the 2018 NHLPA Rookie Showcase:
Vitaly Abramov (Blue Jackets), Rasmus Asplund (Sabres), Rudolfs Balcers (Sharks), Drake Batherson (Senators), Kieffer Bellows (Islanders), Henrik Borgstrom (Panthers), Evan Bouchard (Oilers), Daniel Brickley (Kings), Travis Dermott (Maple Leafs), Ryan Donato (Bruins), Dillon Dube (Flames), Adam Gaudette (Canucks), Jordan Greenway (Wild), Carter Hart (Flyers), Miro Heiskanen (Stars), Jordan Kyrou (Blues), Timothy Liljegren (Maple Leafs), Casey Mittelstadt (Sabres), Michael Rasmussen (Red Wings), Ilya Samsonov (Capitals), Dylan Sikura (Blackhawks), Nick Suzuki (Golden Knights), Robert Thomas (Blues), Juuso Valimaki (Flames), Gabriel Vilardi (Kings) and Filip Zadina (Red Wings).
*Please note the player list is subject to change.