Lukas Reichel Invited to NHLPA Rookie Showcase

On Tuesday, the NHLPA announced the roster of young prospects invited to their annual showcase with Upper Deck this year. And Blackhawks prospect Lukas Reichel will be in Washington, DC for the event in early September!

Reichel, 20, was the Blackhawks’ first-round pick (No. 17) in the 2020 NHL Draft. He appeared in 11 games with the Blackhawks last season, which was enough to burn the first year of his entry-level contract. However, with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL he put on a show. He led the IceHogs in goals (21), assists (35) and points (56) in 55 games and broke Vinnie Hinostroza’s record of 51 points from a rookie skater.

According to the release from the NHLPA, the event “provides Upper Deck — the official trading card partner of the NHLPA and the NHL — with an opportunity to capture photographs and videos of many of the game’s top young prospects and rookies in their official NHL team uniforms. The content collected will be used for upcoming Upper Deck trading cards and related promotional materials.”

Here’s the complete list of prospects invited to the showcase (in alphabetical order):

Yaroslav Askarov (Predators), Matty Beniers (Kraken), Matt Boldy (Wild), Thomas Bordeleau (Sharks), Mavrik Bourque (Stars), Brendan Brisson (Golden Knights), Brandt Clarke (Kings), Graeme Clarke (Devils), Lukas Dostal (Ducks), Simon Edvinsson (Red Wings), Samuel Fagemo (Kings), Dylan Holloway (Oilers), Hendrix Lapierre (Capitals), Fabian Lysell (Bruins), Matias Maccelli (Coyotes), Jacob Perreault (Ducks), Sam Poulin (Penguins), Owen Power (Sabres), Jack Quinn (Sabres), Aatu Raty (Islanders), Lukas Reichel (Blackhawks), Marco Rossi (Wild), Braden Schneider (Rangers), Jake Sanderson (Senators), Juraj Slafkovsky (Canadiens), Ryan Suzuki (Hurricanes), Shane Wright (Kraken) and Connor Zary (Flames).

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Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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