TORONTO — One week, Panini America is in New York for the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. The next, it’s Toronto and the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Indeed, there’s no rest for the weary these days as company officials continue tirelessly globetrotting to secure the photography, autographs and memorabilia that will ultimately become the most coveted sports trading cards of the 2012-13 season.
The puck dropped on the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase this morning inside a Panini America player lounge bustling with some of the greatest young hockey talent on the planet. Among the headliners coming through today to sign autographs and take a few pictures: Top 2012 NHL Draft picks Nail Yakupov (No. 1 to the Edmonton Oilers), Ryan Murray (No. 2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets), Griffin Reinhart (No. 4 to the New York Islanders) and Morgan Rielly (No. 5 to the Toronto Maple Leafs).
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