Each summer, prior to the NHL season, the NHLPA hosts several of the NHL’s top, young prospects at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto, Ontario. For the players, it is their first taste of what it is like to be a part of the top hockey league on the planet. And for the sportscard and videogame companies that are involved, it allows them to provide the players their first chance at the limelight via their rookie cards and inclusion in the latest hockey videogame release.
The NHLPA has produced a series of videos shot during the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, with the first of those videos (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) having been posted a couple of weeks back. This week’s NHLPA video provides an overview of the 2011 event.
Video courtesy of the National Hockey League Players’ Association
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