2nd Round, 40th Overall: D Dylan Blujus
D Dylan Blujus, 6'3" 193 lbs, Brampton (OHL), Shoots: Right
CSS #71 North American Skater, RLR # 79 Overall
2011-2012 Statistics: 66 GP, 7-27-34, +4, 38 PIM
The Lightning address the seemingly perennial need for a righty offensive defenseman by drafting Dylan Blujus out of Brampton.
Pros: Offensively gifted. Soft hands and a big shot on the power play. Reads and jumps into the play well. Above average skater who can play big minutes. Defends well off the rush.
Cons: Prone to turnovers when he has the puck in his own third. Struggles with positioning once the opposition gains entry to his zone. More of a leaner physically than a hitter.
Red Line Report projected Blujus as a #5/6 defenseman and compared him to, ironically, Kyle Quincey.