2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Features 30 NHL Prospects

, we are bringing together 30 of the top NHL rookie prospects to Toronto for the fourth annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase.thIt's that time of year again - when we turn our attention to the future faces of the game of hockey. On Tuesday, August 28

Panini America and Upper Deck – the official trading card partners of the NHLPA and the NHL - will be photographing the rookies for the first time ever in their new official NHL team uniforms. The photos will be used for upcoming trading cards and memorabilia items. EA Sports will also be taking head scans of the rookies to be used in their upcoming NHL 13 video game.

Rookie prospects being featured this year include:

  • Tyson Barrie (Avalanche)
  • Nathan Beaulieu (Canadiens)
  • Beau Bennett (Penguins)
  • Jack Campbell (Stars)
  • Charlie Coyle (Wild)
  • Emerson Etem (Ducks)
  • Alex Galchenyuk (Canadiens)
  • Dougie Hamilton (Bruins)
  • Quinton Howden (Panthers)
  • Tomas Jurco (Red Wings)
  • Jared Knight (Bruins)
  • Leo Komarov (Maple Leafs)
  • Chris Kreider (Rangers)
  • Scott Laughton (Flyers)
  • Joe Morrow (Penguins)
  • Ryan Murphy (Hurricanes)
  • Ryan Murray (Blue Jackets)
  • Brock Nelson (Islanders)
  • Jamie Oleksiak (Stars)
  • Griffin Reinhart (Islanders)
  • Morgan Rielly (Maple Leafs)
  • Justin Schultz (Oilers)
  • Jaden Schwartz (Blues)
  • Reilly Smith (Stars)
  • Ryan Spooner (Bruins)
  • Jarred Tinordi (Canadiens)
  • Tyler Toffoli (Kings)
  • Mark Visentin (Coyotes)
  • Austin Watson (Predators)
  • Nail Yakupov (Oilers)

These are the names to know for the 2012-2013 season. Keep your eyes on these up and comers.

In it, you'll see the likes of Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, Adam Henrique, and more don their jerseys for the first time, be photographed for their trading cards, and test drive the EA Sports NHL '12 game prior to its release. . If you haven't yet seen our recap video of last year's NHLPA Rookie Showcase, check it out below

, and check NHLPA.com for updates and new content as it develops.Facebook and TwitterWe'll be sharing lots of photos and videos from this year's Rookie Showcase, so be sure to follow us on

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