Bradley was born in Tampa. He’s a 5’10” scorer who racked up 19 points in 32 USHL games last year with Indiana and Dubuque. He is set to attend Colorado College in the fall.
62 Philip-Michael Devos, Forward (Norfolk AHL)
Devos was signed to a 2-year AHL contract last year and was part of the AHL champion Norfolk squad that is considered one of the greatest AHL teams of all time. Devos is set to play in Syracuse with the Lightning’s AHL affiliate next year. Devos had seven goals and 24 points in 52 games for Norfolk.
57 Austin Czarnik, Forward (Miami, Ohio NCAA)
Czarnik, a 5’8” dynamo for the Miami Redhawks, was passed over in this year’s draft despite putting up 37 points in 40 games. He was a frequent linemate of Bolt prospect Jimmy Mullin at Miami. Czarnik also played for the Americans at least year’s World Junior Championships, totaling two goals and four points in six games.
48 Maxime Langelier-Parent, Forward (McGill, Canadian University Hockey)
Langelier-Parent, a fellow McGill alum of Lightning coaches Guy Boucher and Martin Raymond, guided his school to the CIS championship last year. The 6’2” forward had 12 goals and 18 points with McGill. He has been signed to an AHL agreement by the Lightning will play in either AHL Syracuse or ECHL Florida.
41 Brandon McNally, Forward (Dartmouth NCAA)
McNally is a 6’2” gritty forward who just completed his freshman year at Dartmouth. The Massachusetts native had 10 goals and 18 points in 32 games to go with 53 penalty minutes.
97 Garrett Clarke, Defense (Gatineau QMJHL)
Clarke was a teammate of former Lightning prospect Adam Janosik in Gatineau. The 6’2” left-handed defenseman had 37 points in 55 games from the backline for Acadie-Bathurst and Gatineau last year. He will turn 20 in November.
67 Artem Sergeev, Defense (Val-d’Or QMJHL)
The 6’1” left-handed Russian just completed his second full year in the QMJHL, accumulating 20 points in 46 games for the Foreurs. He was a member of Russia’s WJC squad last year and had a goal and an assist in the tournament. He will turn 20 in February.
13 Andrej Sustr, Defense (Nebraska-Omaha NCAA)
“Andrej the Giant” stands 6’8” and weighs in at 218 pounds. The right-handed defenseman had four goals and 17 points in 33 games for UNO last season. He also had 26 penalty minutes and was minus-2. He will be a junior this fall.
35 Clarke Saunders, Goaltender (Alabama-Huntsville NCAA)
Like Vasilevski, Saunders is a big goaltender at 6’3”. He just finished his sophomore year at UAH where he played in 27 games, registering a 3.72 goals against average and .906 save percentage. Saunders is transferring to the University of North Dakota.
Nice video. Kid seems to have his head on straight at least. Be interesting to see how well he can skate. Frame is great, reach is great, if he has decent feet he may be a project worth keeping an eye on.
Yzerman compared Vasilevskiy's style to that of Vezina Trophy finalist Jonathan Quick, who just captured the Conn Smythe Trophy while leading the Los Angeles Kings to a Stanley Cup title last month.
"He (Quick) is so athletic and makes great saves with his feet and his hands while sort of redefining the position again,'' Yzerman said. "We think Vasilevskiy is in that same type of mold and style of goaltender.''
For Yzerman and the Lightning staff, there is no great concern over where Vasilevskiy winds up playing next year, just as long as the route eventually leads to Tampa.
"As long as he is playing, we want him playing whether that is in Russia or North America,'' Yzerman said "We are hopeful that if he is in North America he would be a starting goaltender, if he goes back to Russia I don't know exactly where he fits on the depth chart on his men's team or the junior team. But most important thing for young guys is to get starts.''