With NHL Rookie Showcase Tournaments getting underway this weekend, let’s take a look at current and past Attack players taking place in these showcases.
We will start with Cedrick Guindon, who was taken in the 4th round, 127th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. The Rockland, ON native is hoping to impress at the Canadiens Rookie Camp, as he is coming off a record setting rookie season in Owen Sound, that saw him score 30 goals and post 59 points. Guindon will be joined in Montreal by an Attack Alumni, as former Attack captain Santino Centorame got the invite as a free agent. The left shot defensemen had a solid junior career in Owen Sound, and sits atop the franchise list for points by a defensemen. Centorame spent the past four season out east with St.Francis Xavier University, where he continued to post strong offensive numbers posting 60 points in 90 games with the X-Men.
The second Attack player selected in the 2022 NHL Draft was Servac Petrovsky, as he went in the 6ht round, 185th overall to the Minnesota Wild. Coming over to Owen Sound last season from Slovakia, Petrovsky easily slide into the Attack’s top 6, playing in all situations. Much like Guindon, Petrovsky posted a strong rookie season, posting 28 goals, 26 assists for 54 points during the 2021-22 season.
The final drafted Bear heading to NHL Rookie Camp is Kaleb Lawrence, a 7th round 215th overall selection to the L.A. Kings. Lawrence struggled with injuries last season, but during his rookie season in 2019-2020 showed flashes of a dominate player. The hope for the 6’6″ forward is a health 2022-23 season, where he can showcase his skills, and potential ability to take over a game at the junior level.
The last two players that will represent the Attack at Rookie Camps are Deni Goure (Carolina Hurricanes) and Ethan Burroughs (Florida Panthers). Much like last season both players are free agent invites to their selective camps, as they both look to make a strong impression for further NHL interest. Goure led the Attack offensively last season, as he posted 63 points, playing in all 68 games, while Burroughs tied for the team lead in goals with 30.
The Attack want to wish all players good luck at their selective camps and know that each will represent the organization with pride. Fans can stream the rookie tournament games via select NHL club websites or the social media channels.