6th Round, #167 Overall, Johan Harju
With their 6th round pick, #167 overall, the Lightning select:
LW/C Johan Harju, 6'3" 205 lbs, Lulea (SWE)
55 GP, 12-10-22, 30 PIM
Harju is an overage prospect who spent last season in the Swedish Elitserien with Lulea playing on a team with former NHLers Mikael Renberg and Lubos Bartecko. He finished 8th on the team in scoring with 12 goals and 22 points in 55 games. Played primarily on the team's third line during the regular season. Had 2 goals in 4 playoff games and moved up to Lulea's top two lines to play center in the postseason. Can play center and wing. Could be signed and play in Norfolk next season.