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Lightning Opens Training Camp This Weekend

The Lightning will open their 18th training camp this weekend, highlighted by lots of opportunities for fans to interact with the team.

(Team press release) - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that it will hold its 18th Training Camp, presented by Florida Central Credit Union, on Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Entrance into each day of camp is free and open to the general public, and will feature open practices, an alumni autograph session, giveaways and more. 


Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

# Pos. DOB W H
Sean Bergenheim 0 LW 2/8/1984 205 5-10
Brett Clark 0 D 12/23/1976 195 6-0
Steve Downie 9 RW 4/3/1987 200 5-11
Chris Durno 0 LW 10/31/1980 205 6-4
Dan Ellis 0 G 6/19/1980 193 6-0
Simon Gagne 0 LW 2/29/1980 195 6-0
Victor Hedman 77 D 12/18/1990 230 6-6
Scott Jackson 58 D 2/5/1987 200 6-4
Blair Jones 49 C 9/27/1986 216 6-3
Randy Jones 0 D 7/23/1981 200 6-2
Pavel Kubina 0 D 4/15/1977 245 6-4
Vincent Lecavalier 4 C 4/21/1980 223 6-4
Mike Lundin 39 D 9/24/1984 195 6-1
Ryan Malone 12 LW 12/1/1979 224 6-4
Dominic Moore 0 C 8/3/1980 196 6-0
Mattias Ohlund 5 D 9/9/1976 220 6-3
Niklas Persson 0 C 3/26/1979 205 6-2
Marc-Antoine Pouliot 78 C 5/22/1985 195 6-1
Teddy Purcell 16 RW 9/8/1985 198 6-2
Matt Smaby 32 D 10/14/1984 240 6-4
Mike Smith 41 G 3/22/1982 218 6-4
Martin St. Louis 26 RW 6/18/1975 177 5-9
Steven Stamkos 91 C 2/7/1990 196 6-1
Nate Thompson 44 C 10/5/1984 207 6-0
Stephane Veilleux 19 LW 11/16/1981 190 6-0
Michael Vernace 0 D 5/26/1986 200 6-2

Lightning training camp will feature 54 players, including returning veterans, fan favorites and top prospects who participated in Tampa Bay’s development camp from July 10-14 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Newcomers Simon Gagne, Dan Ellis, Brett Clark and others will join perennial NHL All-Stars Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis as well as Rocket Richard Trophy winner Steven Stamkos, defenseman Victor Hedman, forward Ryan Malone and goaltender Mike Smith. Overall, the 2010 Lightning Training Camp roster features 32 forwards, 17 defensemen and five goaltenders.

Highlights of Training Camp include Head Coach Guy Boucher leading an open practice each day from 10 to 11 a.m., with an intrasquad scrimmage following until noon. Fans will also be provided with the opportunity to receive autographs from Lightning alumni and special discounts on food and beverages.

In addition, there will be a live radio broadcast on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. which will air on 620 WDAE, recapping all the action from day one of camp. The Lightning will also conduct a free youth hockey clinic at 2 p.m. on each day, facilitated by former Lightning forward John Tucker. A session for kids ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, while a second session for individuals ages 11-16 will occur on Sunday. Those interested in signing up may call the Brandon Ice Sports Forum at 813.684.7825 to register.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for both sessions, as the first 250 individuals in attendance each day will receive a free Tampa Bay Lightning "All In" t-shirt.

For more information regarding Lightning 2010-11 Training Camp, skate over to http://tampabaylightning.com.

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