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Tampa Bay Lightning heavy on defense at junior level


With the majority of their prospects either playing at the college level, overseas, or already making the jump to pro hockey, the Tampa Bay Lightning have just five prospects playing junior hockey.



Outside of 2012 first round pick Slater Koekkoek (who has not quite lived up to expectations himself this season), none of the remaining four are considered top-flight prospects. There is however certainly some intriguing players out of the bunch with real NHL potential.

QMJHL

Cedric Paquette, C, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Acquired: 4th round (101st overall) in 2012

A big, physical center, Paquette caught the attention of the Lightning with his performance during last year's QMJHL playoffs, during which he finished second on the team in scoring with 17 points through just 11 games.… read more



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