Panini America on Location: Dropping the Puck at the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
TORONTO, Ontario — The Panini America hockey team spent a good chunk of Sunday night and a wee bit of Monday morning preparing the company’s signing quarters inside Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle for the 26 young NHL superstars who will make their way through the room later this morning.
Three different groups of players (two groups of nine and one group of eight) will sign autographs for Panini America during the first day of the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, including on-card gems such as Private Signings and Pen Pals duals, trios and quads. (New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson was unable to make the trip due to travel complications caused by Hurricane Irene).
Below you’ll see a gallery of images previewing all of the action that will take place today. Tomorrow gives way to the actual photo-shoot portion of the Showcase, when all 26 players will take the ice at MasterCard Centre for action photography, studio shots and interviews.
Stay tuned later today for a recap of today’s activities — and all week long for continued coverage of the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.