Lightning Traverse City Roster

By Chad Schnarr

Hockey’s Future-Lightning has obtained the official Lightning roster for the Traverse City, Michigan Prospects Tournament. This is the first year the Lightning has participated in the tourney.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2003 Traverse City Prospects Tournament Roster

Goaltenders

Boutin, Jonathan
– TBL’s 3rd round pick (96th) in 2003
– 6’1”/ 195 lbs./ Catches: Left
– 2002-03: Halifax Mooseheads/ QMJHL – #35
– 22W-11L-2T, 2.90gaa, .889sv%, 4 SO

Coleman, Gerald
– TBL’s 7th round pick (224th) in 2003
– 6’4”/ 200 lbs./ Catches: Left
– 2002-03: London Knights/ OHL – #37
– 6W-9L-3T, 3.30gaa, .892sv%, 1SO

Defensemen

Bergfors, Henrik
– TBL’s 9th round pick (289th) in 2001
– 6’4”/ 227 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Sodertalje/Sweden – #4
– 8 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
– Note: Bergfors has signed with the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League. The Lightning did offer him a contract, but an agreement could not be made between the two parties.

Dicaire, Gerard
– TBL’s 5th round pick (162nd) in 2002 (signed)
– 6’2”/ 213 lbs. / Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Kootenay Ice/ WHL
– 72 GP, 15-44-59, 79 PIM

Egener, Mike
– TBL’s 2nd round pick (34th) in 2003
– 6’3”/ 191 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Calgary Hitmen/ WHL – #4
– 40 GP, 2-8-10, 210 PIM

Holmqvist, Andreas
– TBL’s 2nd round pick (61st) in 2001 (signed)
– 6’3”/ 180 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Linkoping HC/ Sweden – #24
– 43 GP, 4-9-13, 28 PIM.

O’Brien, Doug
– TBL’s 6th round pick (192nd) in 2003
– 6’0.5”/ 200 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Hull Olympiques/ QMJHL – #6
– 71 GP, 10-34-44, 102 PIM

Ranger, Paul
– TBL’s 6th round pick (183rd) in 2002
– 6’3”/ 210 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Oshawa Generals/ OHL – #26
– 68 GP, 10-28-38, 70 PIM

Rosehill, Jay
– TBL’s 7th round pick (227th) in 2003
– 6’2”/ 190 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Olds Grizzlies/ AJHL – #4
– 49GP, 4-1-5, 204 PIM

Forwards

Artukhin, Evgeny
– TBL’s 3rd round pick (94th) in 2001 (signed)
– 6’5”/ 245 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Moncton Wildcats/ QMJHL – #44
– 53 GP, 13-27-40, 204 PIM

Craig, Ryan
– TBL’s 8th round pick (255th) in 2002 (signed)
– 6’2”/ 203 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Brandon Wheat Kings/ WHL – #25
– 60 GP, 42-32-74, 69 PIM

Gimblett, Jesse
– Draft Eligible/ Tryout
– 6’2.5”/ 215 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Owen Sound Attack/ OHL – #12
– 68GP, 13-22-35, 81 PIM

Henrich, Adam
– TBL’s 2nd round pick (60th) in 2002
– 6’4”/ 216 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Brampton Battalion/ OHL – #9
– 63 GP, 31-33-64, 84 PIM

Hrdel, Zbynek
– TBL’s 9th round pick (286th) in 2003
– 6’3”/ 190 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Rimouski Oceanic/ QMJHL – #28
– 65GP, 10-14-24, 131 PIM

Johner, Dustin
– FLA’s 6th round pick (169th) in 2001/ Tryout
– 5’11”/ 168 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Seattle Thunderbirds/ WHL – #9
– 71GP, 36-41-77, 97 PIM (2nd in team scoring)

Meltcalfe, Tyler
– Draft Eligible/ Tryout
– 6’0”/ 194 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Seattle Thunderbirds/ WHL – #15
– 72GP, 29-31-60, 85 PIM (5th in team scoring)

Reid, Darren
– TBL’s 8th round pick (256th) in 2002
– 6’1”/ 190 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Medicine Hat Tigers/ WHL – #19
– 63GP, 14-30-44, 163 PIM

Robson, Blake
– ATL’s 4th round pick (108th) in 2000/ Tryout
– 6’00”/ 200 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Prince George Cougars/ WHL – #18
– 68 GP, 31-55-86, 110 PIM (1st in team scoring)

Shaneberger, Gray
– Free Agent/ Tryout
– 6’4”/ 225 lbs./ Shoots: Right
– 2002-03: Maine University/ HE – #14
– 33 GP, 7-6-13, 6 PIM

Soucy, Jean-Francois
– TBL’s 8th round pick (252nd) in 2001 (signed)
– 6’3”/ 200 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Montreal Rocket/ QMJHL – #31
– 65 GP, 24-31-55, 168 PIM

Tarnasky, Nick
– TBL’s 9th round pick (287th) in 2003
– 6’1.5”/ 218 lbs./ Shoots: Left
– 2002-03: Lethbridge Hurricanes/ WHL – #26
– 69GP, 9-20-29, 84 PIM

The Bolts have previously participated in the Hull, Quebec Tournament, but have not participated in any prospect tournaments the last two years. Participating in the 2003 Traverse City Tournament are Tampa Bay, Washington, St. Louis, Atlanta, Minnesota, and Detroit.

Lightning Traverse City Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 5: 11:30 a.m. practice; 7:30 p.m. game vs. Detroit.
Saturday, Sept. 6: 9:00 a.m. practice; 4:00 p.m. game vs. St. Louis.
Sunday, Sept. 7: 10:15 a.m. practice.
Monday, Sept. 8: 10:15 a.m. practice; 6:00 p.m. game vs. Minnesota.
Tuesday, Sept. 9: 2:00 p.m. game vs. Atlanta.