Draft

Marek Kvapil

With pick 163 in the 6th round the Lightning selected RW Marek Kvapil out of Saginaw in the OHL. The 5'11" 172 lbs. Czech winger is an overage selection and at 20 years old will probably be suiting up for the Springfield Falcons or Johnstown Chiefs next season. [url=http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=76039 ]In 53 games for Saginaw Kvapil notched 25 goals and 62 points with 14 PIMs.[/url] Pretty good for playing on a team that [url=http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/ohl19892005.html]had the third worst record in the OHL.[/url]

Stanislav Lascek

With their 5th round pick granted as compensation for the loss of Jassen Cullimore the Lightning have selected Slovakian born RW Stanislav Lascek out of Chicoutimi of the QMJHL. [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=7036&mode=threaded&order=0]Lascek went unranked by Central Scouting largely due to a considerable knock on his skating.[/url] He also is very average in size at 6'0" and 195 lbs. But there is one thing that Lascek does very well: dish the puck. Playing for the offensive juggernaut Chicoutimi Sagueneens last season Lascek compiled 18 goals and a staggering 72 assists in 53 regular season games. earlier in his career and suggests Lascek is working with Brad's skating coach.

Blair Jones

The Lightning have completed a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers for pick 102 in the 4th round. With it, they have selected C [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/blair_jones]Blair Jones[/url] of Moose Jaw in the WHL. Jones split his season between Red Deer and Moose Jaw in the WHL finishing with a combined 14 goals and 50 points in 68 games. Following the Lightning formula, Jones has good size at 6'2" 193 lbs. Jones is considered an above average talent offensively with average skating ability and was ranked the third best prospect in the WHL in Central Scouting's preliminary rankings but has been knocked for his practice habits, which may have forced coach Brent Sutter trading him from the Rebels at mid season.

Marek Bartanus

With the 91st pick the Lightning selected RW [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/marek_bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] of Kosice Jr. in the Slovakian league. Much like Smolenak, Bartanus has good size at 6'3" 194 lbs. and skates very well. He also has a ton of skill. At the urging of his father, who is an NHL agent, Bartanus will play for Owen Sound of the OHL next season. [url=http://www.eurohockey.net/players/show_player.cgi?serial=80822]Bartanus notched 14 goals and 28 points along with 99 PIMs and a +35 rating in 34 games for Kosice's J-20 team last season[/url] before being promoted to the Slovak Extraliga. There, he notched just 2 goals and 3 points in 24 games in the men's league.

Radek Smolenak

The Lightning have completed a trade with the San Jose Sharks to get into the 3rd round and have selected LW [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/radek_smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] of Kingston of the OHL. At 6'3" 180 lbs. Smolenak fits the Lightning mold of players with good size who skate well. He played all season on Kingston's top line putting up 32 goals and 60 points in 68 regular season games. Smolenak is painfully streaky but he is considered to have some of the best goalscoring ability in this draft, a much needed component for the Lightning.

McKeen's Mock and Small Player Slippage

[url=http://mckeenshockey.rivals.com/draft.asp?Draft=52]McKeen's hockey has released their mock draft[/url] and has Swedish winger [url=http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=2045] Nicklas Bergfors[/url] falling to the Lightning's pick at #30. A tip of the hat to Johan Nilsson of [url=http://www.eliteprospects.com/]Eliteprospects.com[/url]. Bergfors, the brother of Lightning prospect Henrik Bergfors, is slated to come to North America as an import to play in the QMJHL next season. While I don't necessarily see Bergfors, the top Swedish born prospect in this draft, falling all the way to 30 this mock is far more realistic with regard to the Lightning's pick than [url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/3821944]FoxSport's[/url], [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=7795]Hockeysfuture's[/url] and even [url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/draft/feature.asp?fid=7065]TSN's [/url]which have the Lightning selecting D Risto Korhonen, G Alexandre Vincent and G Ondrej Pavelec respectively.

Draft History

[b][size=16]Tampa Bay Lightning Draft History[/size][/b] [CSV][b]2006 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/ [/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,15,G,Riku Helenius,Ilves Jr A (FIN Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,78,D,Kevin Quick,Salisbury (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,168,D,Dane Crowley,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,198,LW,Denis Kazionov,Tver (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2005 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/ [/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,30,D,Vladimir Mihalik,Presov (SVK2), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,73,LW,Radek Smolenak,Kingston (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,89,C/LW,Chris Lawrence,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,92,RW,Marek Bartanus,Kosice J20(SVK Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,102,C,Blair Jones,Moose Jaw (WHL), 20, 1, 2, 3 5,133,LW,Stanislav Lascek,Chicoutimi (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,163,RW,Marek Kvapil,Saginaw (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,165,G,Kevin Beech,Sudbury (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,225,D,John Wessbecker,Blake (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2004 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,30,D,Andy Rogers,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,65,LW,Mark Tobin,Rimouski (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,102,D,Mike Lundin,Maine (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,158,D/RW,Brandon Elliot,Mississauga (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,163,C,Dustin Collins,Northern Michigan (CCHA), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,188,D,Jan Zapletal,Vsetin J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,191,G,Karri Ramo,Lahti A (FIN Jr), 2, 0, 0, 0 8,245,LW,Justin Keller,Kelowna (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2003 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)/[/b] 2,34,D,Mike Egener,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,41,D,Matt Smaby,Shattuck (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,96,G,Jonathan Boutin,Halifax (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,192,D,Doug O'Brien,Hull (QMJHL), 5, 0, 0, 0 7,224,G,Gerald Coleman,London (OHL), 2, 0, 0, 1 7,227,D,Jay Rosehill,Olds (AJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,255,RW,Raimonds Danilics,Daugavpils Jr(LAT Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,256,D,Brady Greco,Chicago (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,273,LW,Albert Vishnyakov,Kazan (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,286,C/LW,Zbynek Hrdel,Rimouski (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,287,C,Nick Tarnasky,Lethbridge (WHL), 89, 5, 5, 10 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2002 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 2,60,LW/C,Adam Henrich,Brampton (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,100,C/LW,Dimitry Kazionov,Togliatti 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,135,G,Joseph Pearce,New Hampshire (EJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,162,D,Gerard Dicaire,Kootenay (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,170,D,PJ Atherton,Cedar Rapids (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,174,C,Karri Akkanen,Ilves A (FIN Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,183,D,Paul Ranger,Oshawa (OHL), 148, 5, 41, 46 7,213,G,Fredrik Norrena,TPS (FIN), 55, 24, 23, 3 8,233,G,Vasily Koshechkin,Togliatti 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,255,C/LW,Ryan Craig,Brandon (WHL), 120, 29, 26, 55 8,256,RW,Darren Reid,Medicine Hat (WHL), 21, 0, 1, 1 9,286,C,Alexei Glukhov,Voskresensk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,287,C,John Toffey,Ohio State (CCHA), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2001 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,C,Alexander Svitov,Omsk (RUS), 179, 13, 24, 37 2,47,LW/C,Alexander Polushin,CSKA (RUS2), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,61,D,Andreas Holmqvist,Hammarby (SWE2), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,94,RW,Evgeny Artyukhin,Podolsk (RUS2), 72, 4, 13, 17 4,123,RW,Aaron Lobb,London (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,138,D,Paul Lynch,Valley (EJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,188,D,Arthur Femenella,Sioux City (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,219,LW,Dennis Packard,Harvard (ECAC), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,222,D,Jeremy Van Hoof,Ottawa (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,252,C/LW,Jean-Francois Soucy,Montreal (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,259,LW,Dimitry Bezrukov,Nizhnekamsk (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,261,C,Vitali Smolianinov,Nizhenekamsk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,281,RW,Ilya Solarev,Perm 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,289,D,Henrik Bergfors,Sodertalje J20 (SWE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2000 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,LW,Nikita Alexeev,Erie (OHL), 159, 20, 17, 37 2,34,C/LW,Ruslan Zainullin,Kazan (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,81,RW, Alexander Kharitonov,Dynamo (RUS), 71, 7, 15, 22 4,126,C/LW,Johan Hagglund, MODO J20 (SWE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,161,RW,Pavel Sedov,Voskresensk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,191,D,Aaron Gionet,Kamloops (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,222,D,Marek Priechodsky,Bratislava B (SVK2), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,226,G,Brian Eklund,Brown (ECAC), 1, 0, 1, 0 8,233,G,Alexander Polukeyev,St Petersburg 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,263,C,Thomas Ziegler,Ambri-Piotta (SUI), 5, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1999 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 2,47,RW,Sheldon Keefe,Barrie (OHL), 125, 12, 12, 24 3,67,G,Evgeny Konstantinov,Kazan 2 (RUS3), 1, 0, 0, 0 3,75,D,Brett Scheffelmaier,Medicine Hat (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,88,LW,Jimmie Olvestad,Djurgardens (SWE), 111, 3, 14, 17 5,127,D,Kaspars Astashenko,Cincinnatti (IHL), 23, 1, 2, 3 5,148,G,Michal Lanicek,Slavia Praha J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,182,C,Fedor Fedorov,Port Huron (UHL), 18, 0, 2, 2 7,187,LW,Ivan Rachunek,Zlin J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,216,LW,Erikki Rajamaki,HIFK (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,244,D,Mikko Kuparinen,HPK (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1998 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,C,Vincent Lecavalier,Rimouski (QMJHL), 629, 233, 277, 510 3,64,C/LW,Brad Richards,Rimouski (QMJHL), 490, 132, 306, 438 3,72,RW,Dimitry Afanasenkov,Yaroslavl (RUS2), 227, 27, 27, 54 4,92,LW,Eric Beaudoin,Guelph (OHL), 53, 3, 8, 11 5,121,D,Curtis Rich,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,146,C/LW,Sergei Kuznetsov,Yaroslavl (RUS2), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,174,LW,Brett Allan,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,194,RW,Oak Hewer,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,221,D,Dan Hulak,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,229,D,Chris Lyness,Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,252,C/LW,Martin Cibak,Liptovsky Mikulas (SVK), 154, 5, 18, 23 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1997 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,7,D,Paul Mara,Sudbury (OHL), 502, 57, 144, 201 2,33,D,Kyle Kos,Red Deer (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,61,RW,Matt Elich,Windsor (OHL), 16, 1, 1, 2 5,108,D,Mark Thompson,Regina (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,109,C,Jan Sulc,Livinov U20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,112,D,Karel Betik,Kelowna (WHL), 3, 0, 2, 2 6,153,D,Andrei Skopintsev,TPS (FIN), 40, 2, 4, 6 7,168,D,Justin Jack,Kelowna (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,170,RW,Eero Somervuori,Jokerit (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,185,RW,Samuel St. Pierre, Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,198,D,Shawn Skolney,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,224,C,Paul Comrie,Denver (WCHA), 15, 1, 2, 3 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1996 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,16,D,Mario Larocque,Hull (QMJHL), 5, 0, 0, 0 3,69,RW,Curtis Tipler,Regina (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,125,D,Jason Robinson,Niagra Falls (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,152,D,Nikolai Ignatov,CSKA 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,157,C,Xavier Delisle,Granby (QMJHL), 16, 3, 2, 5 7,179,D,Pavel Kubina,Vitkovice (CZE), 592, 72, 158, 230 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1995 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,5,C,Daymond Langkow,Tri-City (WHL), 788, 194, 296, 490 2,30,D,Mike McBain,Red Deer (WHL), 64, 0, 7, 7 3,56,RW,Shane Willis,Prince Albert (WHL), 174, 31, 43, 74 5,108,C,Konstantin Golokhvastov,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,134,C,Eduard Pershin,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,160,D,Cory Murphy,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,186,LW,Joe Cardarelli,Spokane (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,212,G,Zac Bierk,Peterborough (OHL), 47, 9, 20, 5 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1994 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,LW/C,Jason Wiemer,Portland (WHL), 726, 90, 112, 202 2,34,C,Colin Cloutier,Brandon (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,55,C,Vadim Epanchintsev,Spartak (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,86,LW,Dimitri Klevakin,Spartak (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,137,F,Dan Juden,Massachussetts (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,138,D,Bryce Salvador,Lethbridge (WHL), 391, 15, 37, 52 7,164,D,Chris Maillet,Red Deer (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,190,D,Alexei Baranov,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,216,RW,Yuri Smirnov,Spartak 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,242,RW,Shawn Gervais,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,268,D,Brian White,Maine (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1994 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,D,Francois Bouchard,Northeastern (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1993 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,C,Chris Gratton,Kingston (OHL), 1008, 204, 340, 544 2,29,G,Tyler Moss,Kingston (OHL), 29, 6, 16, 1 3,55,C,Allan Egeland,Tacoma (WHL), 17, 0, 0, 0 4,81,RW,Marian Kacir,Owen Sound (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,107,D,Ryan Brown,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,133,LW,Kiley Hill,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,159,D,Mathieu Raby,Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,185,LW,Ryan Nauss,Peterborough (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,211,D,Alexandre LaPorte,Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,237,D,Brett Duncan,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,263,LW,Brett Szoke,Lethbridge (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1993 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,LW,Brent Peterson,Michigan Tech (WCHA), 56, 9, 1, 10 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1992 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,D,Roman Hamrlik,Zlin (CZE), 999, 131, 374, 505 2,26,D,Drew Bannister,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 164, 5, 25, 30 3,49,C,Brett Gretzky,Belleville (OHL), 13, 1, 3, 4 4,74,C,Aaron Gavey,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 360, 41, 50, 91 5,97,RW,Brantt Mhyres,Lethbridge (WHL), 154, 6, 2, 8 6,122,C,Martin Tanguay,Verdun (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,145,G,Derek Wilkinson,Detroit (OHL), 22, 3, 12, 3 8,170,LW,Dennis Maxwell,Niagra Falls (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,193,D,Andrew Kemper,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,218,LW,Marc Tardif,Shawinigan (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,241,F,Tom MacDonald,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1992 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,D,Cory Cross,Alberta (CIAU), 659, 34, 97, 131 [/CSV] [i]* Statistics as of the conclusion of the 2006/2007 NHL season. Statistics include regular season games only.[/i]
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