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2019 Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Picks

Nolan Foote

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
190
Born: 
11/29/2000
Age: 
18
Hometown: 
Denver, CO
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1 (#27) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Kelowna (WHL)
Projects As: 
Skilled 3rd liner who can play up

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
27
Draft Team: 
Kelowna (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt

Bio

Comment: 
expected to return to Kelowna for the 2019-20 season

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

Has all the physical tools you could ask for: size, strength, speed and quickness... Good blend of skill and savvy, but in his 3rd full WHL season, he’s left us wanting more most of the year. -- Red Line Report

Strengths: 

Safe prospect with a very high floor that should play in the NHL due to his bloodlines and hockey sense in all three zones. Plays a power game from the wing position with excellent size, strength, and a hard shot. Like his brother, he's positionally mature despite his age and plays a solid 200 foot game. Possesses a wickedly heavy shot that the Lightning believe is already NHL caliber.

Weaknesses: 

There's substantial disagreement within the scouting community about Foote's skating and/or motor. Some attribute his lack of burst to a flaw in his skating stride. Others believe his skating is solid, but doesn't always apply himself and may be bored with the junior hockey level. The truth may be somewhere in between.

Projection: 

Solid two-way third liner who can spot on a scoring line as a complementary winger

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Colorado Thunderbirds QC Int PW2 0 22 4|        
 2014-2015 Colorado Thunderbirds Bantam AAAT1EBHL4 1 34 0|        
  Colorado Thunderbirds U14Bantam15 18 1230 38|        
 2015-2016 Colorado Thunderbirds U16T1EHL U1632 18 2038 10|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 Kelowna RocketsWHL52 19 1635 25|Playoffs17 2 68
  Canada Black U17WHC-176 0 22 8|        
 2017-2018 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 12 0|        
  Kelowna RocketsWHL50 13 2740 31|Playoffs4 1 12
 2018-2019 Kelowna RocketsWHL66 36 2763 62|        
 2019-2020 Kelowna RocketsWHL- - -- -|        

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Hugo Alnefelt

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
194
Born: 
06/04/2001
Age: 
18
Hometown: 
Danderdyd, SWE
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 3 (#71) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
HV71 J20 (SWE-Jr)
Projects As: 
Solid back-up netminder who can fill in as #1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
71
Draft Team: 
HV71 J20 (SWE-Jr)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt

Bio

Comment: 
expected to play for HV71 in Superelit for the 2019-20 season
Awards: 

Season Year A

  • Insert Award Here.


Season Year B

  • Insert Award Here.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Tall, lean, & quiet in net. Took Sweden to U-18 title."

-- Red Line Report

Strengths: 

Excellent size and athleticism with calm movement. Makes himself big and allows lots of pucks to hit him.

Weaknesses: 

Timing is an issue as he has a tendency to go down too early. Rebound control is non-existent at this early part of his career.

Projection: 

Project goaltender can develop into a solid NHL backup who can spot start when pressed into service

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 IFK Täby U16 2U16 Div.21 2.40 .917|      
  Sweden Selects U14WSI U144 2.25 .857|      
 2015-2016 IFK Täby U16U16 Div.12 6.00 .795|      
  Sweden Selects U15WSI U154 1.75 .908|      
  IFK Täby J18 2J18 Div.14 2.72 .896|      
  IFK Täby J18J18 Elit0 - -|Playoffs0 - -
 2016-2017 AIK U16U16 Div.114 2.72 .912|      
  Stockholm NordTV-Pucken6 0.66 .955|      
  AIK J18J18 Elit0 - -|      
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr2 3.53 .905|      
 2017-2018 HV71 J18J18 Elit11 1.63 .937|      
  HV71 J18J18 Allsvenskan8 3.71 .890|Playoffs3 2.95 .892
  HV71 J20SuperElit4 3.54 .870|      
  Sweden U17WHC-172 5.00 .867|      
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr4 5.04 .874|      
 2018-2019 HV71 J18J18 Elit2 2.01 .942|      
  HV71 J20JCWC3 2.01 .931|      
  HV71 J20SuperElit24 2.59 .905|Playoffs3 3.09 .894
  HV71SHL0 - -|Playoffs0 - -
  Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 2.33 .922|      
  Sweden U18WJC-185 2.75 .921|      
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr15 3.04 .910|      
 2019-2020 HV71 J20SuperElit- - -|      

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Maxime Cajkovic

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
5.11
Weight: 
185
Born: 
01/03/2001
Age: 
18
Hometown: 
Bratislava, SVK
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 3 (#89) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Saint John (QMJHL)
Projects As: 
2nd line scorer for weaker club, or Euro leaguer

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
89
Draft Team: 
Saint John (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt

Bio

Comment: 
expected to return to Saint John for the 2019-20 season
Awards: 

2018-19

  • U18 WJC Most Penalized Player (31)
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team


2017-18

  • U18 WJC Most Assists (7)

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

He is a strong skater with a deadly shot -- McKeen's Hockey 2019
He’s more of a shooter than he is a passer; he’s got a very good shot from the point and is not shy to use it. -- Hockeyprospect.com 2019
He is a dynamic threat on the counter attack and can really punish the opposition on turnovers -- Future Considerations 2019
He moves around the ice quickly, competes hard and doesn't need much room to release his shot -- Draftin Europe 2018

Strengths: 

Highly touted before coming to North America for his blend of speed and skill. Has a heavy, accurate shot and can fill the nets up if paired with the right playmaker.

Weaknesses: 

Struggled on a poor team after the move to North America and did not handle adversity well. Was a healthy scratch early in the year after clashing with coaches out of frustration. Attitude and coachability need to be monitored.

Projection: 

Second line scorer in the NHL... or KHL

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 HC BratislavaQC Int PW AA Elite3 1 12 2|        
  SHK Hodonin U16Czech U168 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U1631 6 814 4|Playoffs2 0 00
  HC Kometa Brno U16Final tournament3 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U1637 28 2755 36|        
 2016-2017 HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U162 0 00 4|        
  HC Kometa Brno U18Czech U181 0 00 0|        
  Malmö Redhawks U16U16 Elit16 23 1235 16|        
  Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Elit6 2 02 0|        
  Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Allsvenskan14 8 311 4|Playoffs5 2 13
  Slovakia U16 (all)International-Jr6 3 14 2|        
 2017-2018 Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Elit10 14 317 14|        
  Malmö Redhawks J20SuperElit28 10 1121 30|        
  Slovakia U18WJC-185 4 711 6|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr16 9 1322 10|        
 2018-2019 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL60 22 2446 40|        
  Slovakia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 2 24 4|        
  Slovakia U18WJC-187 3 47 31|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr14 5 611 39|        
 2019-2020 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL- - -- -|        

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Max Crozier

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
195
Born: 
04/19/2000
Age: 
19
Hometown: 
Calgary, ALB
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 4 (#120) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Providence (HEAST)
Projects As: 
Intelligent puck moving right-hander with size and mobility

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
4
Pick No.: 
120
Draft Team: 
Sioux Falls (USHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

Comment: 
committed to Providence College for the 2019-20 season
Awards: 

2018-19

  • USHL Clark Cup Champion
  • USHL Third All-Star Team


2016-17

  • CSSHL Champion


2015-16

  • CSSHL E15 Most Points by Defenseman (33)

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"A repeat entry from last year. Intelligent puck moving d-man with size and mobility. Really came into his own down the stretch this season."

-- Red Line Report

Strengths: 

A classic "tools but no toolbox" player who may finally be coming into his own. Decent-sized frame and strength coupled with above-average skill and mobility. Quarterbacks a power play well. Should be in a good developmental situation with Providence College starting next season.

Weaknesses: 

Late bloomer has struggled mightily with consistency and focus up until the second half of his draft year, when things appeared to start to come together. Still, he's somewhat undisciplined and has a penchant for taking bad penalties in scrums.

Projection: 

Interesting bottom four two-way defenseman project

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 NWCAA Bruins Bantam AAHCBAA26 6 1117 22|        
  Calgary Flames Bantam AAAAMBHL3 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Calgary Flames Bantam AAAAMBHL25 2 1214 26|        
  NWCAA Bruins Minor Midget AAAAMMHL2 0 22 4|        
  Team Calgary North Alberta Cup5 2 24 2|        
 2015-2016 Edge School Elite 15sCSSHL E1530 7 2633 56|Playoffs4 0 33
 2016-2017 Edge School PrepCSSHL24 5 2025 38|Playoffs5 0 00
 2017-2018 Nanaimo ClippersBCHL49 6 2329 67|Playoffs6 0 22
 2018-2019 Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL60 10 3343 132|Playoffs12 4 711 10 
 2019-2020 Providence CollegeNCAA- - -- -|        

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Quinn Schmiemann

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
185
Born: 
07/27/2001
Age: 
17
Hometown: 
Wilcox, SASK
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 6 (#182) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Kamloops (WHL)
Projects As: 
Big mobile defensive project

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
6
Pick No.: 
182
Draft Team: 
Kamloops (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt

Bio

Comment: 
expected to return to Kamloops for the 2019-20 season
Awards: 

2017-18

  • SMHL Champion
  • SMHL First All-Star Team
  • SMHL Most Points by Defenseman (52)
  • SMHL Top Defenseman


2015-16

  • SMHL Champion

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Cerebral, positionally sound stay-at-home defenseman in his rookie campaign in the WHL. Has excellent mobility and possesses a decent sized frame. Although not overly assertive offensively, had respectable offensive numbers.

Weaknesses: 

Considered somewhat soft physically, especially along the wall. Offensive upside is a question mark given his reticence to take chances and jump into the play.

Projection: 

Bottom pair project

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Notre Dame Hounds Bntm AASBAAHL17 1 12 20|Playoffs3 0 00
 2015-2016 Notre Dame Hounds Bantam AAASSMHL38 8 1422 16|Playoffs6 0 33
  Notre Dame Argos Midget AAASMHL3 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAASMHL42 11 1526 34|Playoffs4 0 22
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16- - -- -|        
  Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAAMACs Midget5 0 11 12|        
 2017-2018 Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAASMHL41 16 3652 93|Playoffs9 2 1012
  Notre Dame HoundsSJHL1 0 00 0|        
  Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAATelus Cup7 3 25 4|        
  Kamloops BlazersWHL3 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Kamloops BlazersWHL58 5 2328 30|Playoffs6 0 22 10 
 2019-2020 Kamloops BlazersWHL- - -- -|        

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Mikhail Shalagin

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.04
Weight: 
185
Born: 
09/12/1999
Age: 
19
Hometown: 
Moscow, RUS
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#198) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
MHK Spartak (MHL)
Projects As: 
Scoring line sniper

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
198
Draft Team: 
MHK Spartak (MHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

Awards: 

2018-19

  • MHL Regular Season MVP
  • MHL Most Goals (48)
  • MHL Forward of the Month (February, West)
  • MHL Forward of the Month (January, West)


2017-18

  • MHL Most Winning Goals (11)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Massive frame. Was a man among boys in the MHL. Despite his size, has the skillset and finishing ability of a smaller, finesse player. Prolific goalscorer who set the MHL single-season goalscoring record.

Weaknesses: 

Heavy first step. Skating needs overall improvement. Needs to be challenged by a higher level of competition than the MHL.

Projection: 

Potential scoring line power forward project

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Spartak Moskva U16Russia U1628 10 717 24|        
 2015-2016 Spartak Moskva U17Russia U1735 9 413 24|        
 2016-2017 Spartak Moskva U18Russia U189 9 615 22|Playoffs7 14 418 22 
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL34 3 25 4|        
 2017-2018 Khimik VoskresenskVHL3 0 00 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL63 33 3063 38|Playoffs6 1 23
 2018-2019 Spartak MoskvaKHL4 0 00 0|        
  Khimik VoskresenskVHL7 2 02 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL43 48 2775 77|Playoffs3 0 00
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 01 0|        

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McKade Webster

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
5.10
Weight: 
165
Born: 
07/28/2000
Age: 
18
Hometown: 
St. Louis, MO
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#213) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Green Bay (USHL)
Projects As: 
Cerebral playmaking winger

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
213
Draft Team: 
Green Bay (USHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

Comment: 
expected to return to Green Bay for 2019-20 season; committed to Univ of Denver for 2020-21

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 St. Louis Jr. Blues QC Int PW2 0 00 4|        
 2013-2014 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Bantam MnrT1EMBHL19 7 714 41|        
 2014-2015 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Bantam AAAT1EBHL14 8 412 8|        
 2015-2016 Shattuck St. Mary's Midget AAMidget52 29 3160 30|        
 2016-2017 Shattuck St. Mary's U16Midget55 28 3866 32|        
  Team Orange USA-S165 3 25 -|        
 2017-2018 Green Bay GamblersUSHL58 11 1930 49|Playoffs2 0 00
  Team Kelly USA-S175 1 34 -|        
 2018-2019 Green Bay GamblersUSHL6 0 22 4|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of DenverNCAA- - -- -|        

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2019 NHL Draft Snap Reaction

Most organizations fresh off the disappointment of a first round playoff sweep in a year of unprecedented expectations might've limped quietly into the NHL Draft. Not the Tampa Bay Lightning. Armed with a sizable to-do list and a handful of draft picks, the Lightning systematically checked off each task en route to a successful weekend in Vancouver.

Seventh Round - Two Hundred Thirteenth Overall: W/C McKade Webster

Name: McKade Webster
Position: RW/C
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Club: Green Bay (USHL)

The Lightning take a really nice low risk high reward pick in McKade Webster to round out their draft. Webster came to the USHL from the storied Shattuck's St. Mary's program where he was a prolific point a game player. Much was expected of Webster this season heading into his second year in the tight checking USHL ranks, but an injury held him to just six games. Webster is committed to the prestigious University of Denver program, which recruited him because of his excellent skating, stickhandling, and playmaking ability. Upon getting Webster's commitment, DU assistant coach Tavis MacMillan said, "McKade is a cerebral, playmaking winger. His deft touch and stickhandling abilities enable him to put pucks into space or make crisp passes depending upon the situation. McKade is a proven offensive producer at every level with the ability to control the pace of the game when the puck is on his stick. He is another gifted offensive player who will fit in very well with the tempo and style of game we play at DU.”

Pros:
- Excellent skater
- Gifted playmaker who controls game pace with his puckhandling and creativity

Cons:
- Lost a season of development due to injury
- Needs to bulk up at just 167 lbs.

Projection:
- Another really exciting scoring line NCAA project for the Lightning organization

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

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