The NHLPA Rookie Showcase is back.
Per the NHLPA: “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 and related promotional materials.”
Thomas Bordeleau was one of the 27 prospects at the Showcase, and the lone representative from the San Jose Sharks.
Yaroslav Askarov, Matty Beniers, Matt Boldy, Simon Edvinsson, Owen Power, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Shane Wright were among the prospects invited.
Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now was there and shared some exclusive Bordeleau pics with San Jose Hockey Now! Thanks, Sammi! Follow Sammi, she’s doing a bang-up job covering the Washington Capitals.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) September 6, 2022
Rookie alert ! 😎
Thomas Bordeleau (Sharks), Hendrix Lapierre (Capitals) , Samuel Poulin (Penguins) and Juraj Slafkovsky (Habs) attended the 12th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA.
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— LSHL (@theLSHL) September 7, 2022
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
Are the San Jose Sharks debuting new home and road jerseys this season? A source tells San Jose Hockey Now to expect them.
Opening night roster predictions for the San Jose Sharks — who are sure bets to make the lineup and who still has to prove they deserve a spot?
Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro has areas where his game needs to improve, but he also has areas where he is already shining.
Evgeny Svechnikov‘s contract with the San Jose Sharks organization added depth to the forward group and should help to bolster the Barracuda.
On September 7, 2011, KHL side Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s team plane crashed on takeoff: 44 of the 45 people on the flight died, including San Jose’s 2011 sixth-round pick Daniil Sobchenko.
IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Corey Masisak sat down for a Q&A session with Logan Couture, covering just about everything from last season’s performance to offseason changes and what he’s expecting for the upcoming season. (The Athletic)
A look at the San Jose Sharks from a Vancouver Canucks perspective. (Canucks Army)
We asked the important questions 😉
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) September 6, 2022
The best and worst free agent signings in the history of the San Jose Sharks. (Last Word on Sports)
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) September 2, 2022
Sharks prospect Gannon Laroque still recovering from offseason surgery, “doubtful” to be ready to start the season with his junior team. (Area 51 Sports)
AROUND THE NHL…
The Ottawa Senators have inked defenseman Erik Brannstrom to a one-year contract extension. (The Hockey News)
The three Minnesota Wild players with the highest hockey IQ. (The Hockey Writers)
Hockey Canada owned a condo in Toronto for seven years, but now comes the discussion of why and how? (Toronto Sun)
The hockey world remembers the life of former Winnipeg Jets captain Scott Campbell. (Winnipeg Sun)
15-year-old goaltender Renna Trembecky attended training camp with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds, the first female in the team’s history. (NHL)
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins have released their rookie and training camp rosters.
Boston Hockey Now: A look at Nick Foligno ahead of the season.
Colorado Hockey Now: Alexandar Georgiev has claimed his number with the Colorado Avalanche.
Florida Hockey Now: Is Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad one of the top-five defensemen in the NHL?
Philadelphia Hockey Now: A shake-up at the top of the Philadelphia Flyers‘ prospect rankings.
NYI Hockey Now: Ilya Sorokin ranked as one of the NHL’s top goaltenders heading into the 2022-23 season.
Vegas Hockey Now: Brendan Brisson is ready for his rookie season with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Washington Hockey Now: Looking at Darcy Kuemper’s new Washington Capitals mask.
Detroit Hockey Now: Discussing the five most valuable players on the Detroit Red Wings roster.
Vancouver Hockey Now: J.T. Miller is staying with the Vancouver Canucks, re-signing for eight more years.
Calgary Hockey Now: If the season started today, what would the Calgary Flames lines look like?
Montreal Hockey Now: Juraj Slafkovsky discusses his goals for camp.
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