With their only pick of the third round, the Lightning added to their corps of forward prospects yet again, choosing an overage (he was eligible but undrafted in 2011) Swiss national who saw his stock rise dramatically after coming to North America and managing a solid rookie season with Guelph of the OHL:

FW Tanner Richard

Profile

Shoots

Left

Height, Weight

6’0″, 185

Born

4/6/1993 in Jona

Drafted

71st Overall in 2012 by

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Rapperswil U15Top Mini24 32 3163 72|        
 2007-2008 Rapperswil U15Top Mini23 34 3468 104|        
  Rapperswil U17Elite Novizen1 0 00 12|        
  Rapperswil II U17Novizen B2 4 37 2|        
 2008-2009 Rapperswil U17Elite Novizen19 20 1636 68|Playoffs3 1 12 41 
  Rapperswil U20Elite Jr. A4 1 01 0|Relegation2 0 00
 2009-2010 Rapperswil U17Elite Novizen15 12 3042 63|Relegation6 4 812 10 
  Rapperswil U20Elite Jr. A12 3 69 4|        
  Switzerland U17 (all)International-Jr3 0 11 0|        
 2010-2011 Rapperswil U20Elite Jr. A28 11 3243 72|Playoffs10 2 1113 34 
  RapperswilNLA4 0 00 0|Relegation4 0 11
  WetzikonSwissDiv19 2 46 66|Relegation2 3 47
  Switzerland U18WJC-186 4 15 2|        
  Switzerland U18 (all)International-Jr20 6 28 10|        
 2011-2012 Guelph StormOHL43 13 3548 46|Playoffs6 1 45
  Switzerland U20WJC-206 2 24 6|        
  Switzerland U20 (all)International-Jr13 6 39 14|        
 2012-2013 Guelph StormOHL52 11 5162 94|Playoffs5 0 33
  Syracuse CrunchAHL8 0 33 6|        
  Switzerland U20WJC-206 0 44 8|        
  Switzerland U20 (all)International-Jr13 2 1214 48|        
 2013-2014 Syracuse CrunchAHL65 2 1517 95|        
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL70 13 2538 135|Playoffs2 1 01
 2015-2016 Syracuse CrunchAHL71 11 4354 57|        
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL3 0 00 2|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL47 14 2034 50|        
  SwitzerlandWC7 0 44 8|        
  Switzerland (all)International9 0 44 8|        
 2017-2018 Genève-ServetteNLA5 0 00 4|        

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Written by Michael Gallimore

Michael was born, raised and still lives in the Tampa area. His coverage of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL and hockey in general appears at Bolt Statistics (which he founded) and Bolt Prospects (as a staff writer). His analysis and opinions have also been featured at Raw Charge and as part of a “Blogger Roundtable” on the Lightning’s official site.

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