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Nash Daily: Rookie Showcase Dates, Who Plays With Bedard?



Yaroslav Askarov is expected to compete in the 2023 Rookie Showcase
Photo of Yaroslav Askarov courtesy of the Milwaukee Admirals

Dates and times have been announced for the 2023 Southeast Rookie Showcase, hosted at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida — home of the Florida Everblades, the ECHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers and formerly the Nashville Predators.

The Predators will play three games over a four-day span with games against the Carolina Hurricanes, Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. The full schedule is below:

Friday, Sept. 15

3 p.m. CDT: Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

6 p.m. CDT: Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, Sept. 16

2 p.m. CDT: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

5 p.m. CDT: Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators

Sunday, Sept. 17

Practice Day

Monday, Sept. 18

9 a.m. CDT: Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes

12 p.m. CDT: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers

Several of the Predators’ top prospects including Yaroslav Askarov, Joakim Kemell, Luke Evangelista, Zachary L’Heureux and more are expected to participate.

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Boston Hockey Now: Recently retired Bruins forward David Krejci will be fondly remembered, especially for mentoring 113-point forward David Pastrnak.

Chicago Hockey Now: The Blackhawks have several forward options to play next to No. 1 overall pick Connor Bedard, and CHN’s Nate Brown breaks down a few of the team’s potential top line combinations.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Canadiens traded defenseman Jeff Petry to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. MHN’s Marc Dumont has the instant analysis on what it means for Montreal.

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers have added several young players to their rebuilding roster this offseason, and PHN’s Chuck Bausman has three bold predictions for the team in 2023. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin discussed why Spencer Carberry was the right choice to be the team’s new head coach. In a Q&A Adam Kimelman, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Johnny Gaudreau shared his thoughts on new head coach Mike Babcock, his impression of No. 3 overall pick Adam Fantilli and more.

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