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HF Article 07-17-2013 06:45 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 draft review

Hardly any mock drafts had Seth Jones (NAS) slipping past the second overall pick. But when the Florida Panthers chose Aleksander Barkov, it left Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman with an interesting choice to make – improve upon the organization's defensive prospects, or add another highly skilled forward to the mix.

The team ultimately drafted the dynamic Jonathan Drouin with the third overall selection. The Lightning made six total selections on draft day, however none were defensemen. In total, the Bolts selected five forwards and one goaltender.

Jonathan Drouin, LW, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
1st Round, 3rd Overall
Height: 5'10 Weight: 190

In Drouin, the Lightning have acquired a truly gifted forward capable of making an immediate impact in the NHL.… read more


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