Two years ago, Vladislav Namestnikov arrived at Lightning training camp as a bit of the wide-eyed first-round pick getting a taste of his first professional experience.
Namestnikov appeared in one preseason game that training camp before heading back to the London Knights in the junior ranks. Two years later, the once undersized center has one year of professional hockey under his belt, has added some sized to his 6-foot frame and is knocking on the door to jump to the NHL. He gets his first taste of preseason action during this camp when Tampa Bay hosts Nashville tonight.
Source: Erik Erlendsson, TBO.com