Category: ‘Lightning Prospects’

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 4 Prospects 2017
July 12th, 2017 at 5:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Steve Yzerman took over the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, the organization had one of the weakest prospect pools in the NHL. Since then Yzerman and company have placed a focus on building a strong prospect pool that could support the franchise as cornerstone players were lost due to...

Dotchin’s Compete Should Equal NHL Success
July 10th, 2017 at 9:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Much like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde's recent two-year contract extension, defenseman Jake Dotchin's recent success has earned him his own two-year, one-way extension. The deal carries an $812,500 average annual value (AAV) meaning that despite his success in 35 games last season, Dotchin will still have to prove...

Yanni Gourde Earned His Lightning Contract
July 3rd, 2017 at 9:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) Some players like Steven Stamkos or Brayden Point jump straight from Major Junior to the National Hockey League and some take a couple years of grooming in the American Hockey League to make it to the NHL. There are also the guys who never...

Cal Looks to Leave His Own Foote-Prints in the NHL
June 27th, 2017 at 10:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Callan Foote at 14th overall, the son of former defenseman Adam who won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, played in over 1,000 NHL games and was a captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Cal...

Lightning Prospect Ben Thomas
June 27th, 2017 at 9:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and the Tampa Bay Lightning selected six players to fill their prospect ranks. While most, if not all, of those six players will not be making their NHL debut next season, one Lightning prospect who has a very strong chance to...