Costello, Jeff

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Day One Recap, Day Two Preview

Looking Back on Day One, Looking Ahead to Day Two
Remember how we said in our pre-draft preview there's an age-old question at draft time about whether a team drafts for need versus the best player available (BPA)? Remember how we said that, in all likelihood, the team that selected Jonathan Drouin over Seth Jones when it clearly needed a righty d-man would surely take the BPA? You do? Yeah, well, so much for that. The Lightning reverted back to the needs-based approach they employed in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft when they selected Slater Koekkoek, despite red flags on the health of Koekkoek's shoulder. Tonight, holding the 19th overall pick, the Lightning again made a needs-based pick and again chose to bypass some considerable red flags:

Jeff Costello

Basics
Position: 
Left Wing
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
212
Age: 
23
Acquired: 
Rights acquired in a trade with Vancouver on June 27. 2014
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Contract
Signing Date: 
08/25/2014
Contract Type: 
AHL-only
Contract Length: 
1 year
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