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Seventh Round - One Hundred Ninety-Eighth Overal: LW Mikhail Shalagin

Name: Mikhail Shalagin
Position: Left Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Shoots: Left
Club: Spartak Jr. (RUS Jr.)

A man among boys in the Russian junior league, 19 year old Mikhail Shalagin put up a league record 48 goals in the MHL this past season. An enormous young man at 6'4" 185 lbs., Shalagin brings all the offensive flair to the table you'd expect from a smaller Russian player in a larger, fun-sized frame. The lone knock on Shalagin is a heavy first step and it'll be interesting to see if he continues to produce against better competition that he sees in the uneven MHL ranks.

Pros:
- Large man with a frame that can pack on even more muscle
- Skillset of a smaller player with excellent finishing touch

Cons:
- Heavy first step and needs to work on his skating
- Hasn't played against top-flight competition yet

Projection:
- Could be a steal of a scoring line power forward

Sixth Round - One Hundred Eighty-Second Overall: D Quinn Schmiemann

Name: Quinn Schmiemann
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Shoots: Left
Club: Kamloops (WHL)

The Lightning continued to replenish their blueline pipeline taking a flyer on very young defender Quinn Schmiemann out of Kamloops in the WHL. The 17 year old was a regular in the Blazers lineup known for being extremely responsible positionally and for his excellent mobility. Schmiemann is not considered to be overly adventurous offensively, but he did put up a respectable 28 points in 58 games in his first full campaign in the WHL. The biggest knock on Schmiemann is that, although he does have a decent frame with room to fill out, he's somewhat soft along the wall and in the physical game.

Pros:
- Excellent mobility
- Intelligent defensive positioning
- Responsible in coverage
- Younger prospect with plenty of time to develop

Cons:
- Needs to fill out his body
- Not overly assertive physically
- Not overly assertive offensively

Projection:
- Bottom pair project

Fourth Round - One Hundred Twentieth Overall: D Max Crozier

Name: Max Crozier
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Club: Sioux Falls (USHL)

The Lightning keep to pattern by spending a mid-round pick on overage prospect Max Crozier out of the USHL. The late blooming 19 year old is committed to Providence College and, after being passed over last year, made significant strides this past year. With excellent mobility and a decent skillset as an offensive-minded defenseman, Crozier had been a classic "tools but no toolbox" player until things started to click the second half of this year. He also possesses a decent-sized frame and strength and has a penchant for mixing it up in scrums. Ranked Red Line Report's #5 mid-round sleeper worth a look, he had 10 goals and 43 points with the Stampede this year.

Pros:
- Should be in a good developmental spot with Providence next year
- Good mobility
- Above average skillset, especially on the power play
- Not a shrinking violet in scrums

Cons:
- Consistency has been an issue throughout his career as well as focus
- Has a tendency to play undisciplined physically and can get baited into bad penalties

Projection:
-Interesting bottom four two-way defenseman project

Third Round - Eighty-Ninth Overall: RW Maxim Cajkovic

Name: Maxim Cajkovic
Position: Right Wing
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Club: Saint John (OMJHL)

The Lightning take a high risk/reward prospect with once touted Slovakian winger Maxim Cajkovic. Coming into the year he was anticipated to be a first rounder but he slid after struggling badly in his adjustment to Canadian junior hockey. He has a great shot and good speed, but struggled mightily on a bad team. Didn't react well to adversity and got himself banished to the press box as a healthy scratch early in the campaign. The talent is there, but the attitude and coachability are a concern.

Pros:
- Excellent shot
- Good skater
- Lottery pick skill level

Cons:
- Poor developmental environment in Saint John
- Attitude and mental toughness to deal with adversity are a question

Projection:
- Scoring line winger in the NHL... or the KHL

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