With their only pick of the 7th and final round of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Lightning took a highly-skilled, overage (he was passed over in both of the previous two drafts) Russian forward who been a part of the CSKA Moscow organization along with fellow Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov: FW Nikita Gusev… Read More


After trading away their fifth-rounder to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Benoit Pouliot, the Lightning used their only pick of the sixth round to take another defenseman, a well-rounded and physically sturdy rookie with Owen Sound of the OHL last season: D Jake Dotchin… Read More


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… Read More