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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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AHL Game Day: 4-21-13 Senators at Crunch

Get away day at War Memorial.

BNG-5
SYR-1

Pat Nagle allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the loss. That was Nagle's second appearance of his AHL career and his first decision as the Crunch threw out a B lineup and B effort with nothing much to play for in the last regular season game.

First Period
BNG Cowick, (16) (Grant, Schneider), 14:13

Second Period
BNG Grant, (19) (Wideman), 1:56
BNG Ceci, (1) (Da Costa, Stone), 4:28

Third Period
SYR Sustr, (2) (Barberio, Sexton), 6:47 (PP)
BNG Schneider, (17) (Cowick), 12:13
BNG Robinson, (2) (Cannone), 19:17

Dan Sexton was the game's third star.

Tyler Johnson was not allowed to sniff the ice. Not surprising. Artem Sergeev made his AHL debut in the game. Again, not surprising. The kids were going to play in this one.

With Portland getting thumped by Bridgeport 4-1, Syracuse's first round opponent is now set. The third seeded Crunch will draw the sixth seeded Pirates. To be honest, if I had to pick an opponent, Portland's not the scariest one on the board. When you look at their lineup, they have some nice defensemen but lack scoring depth up front and, above all, their goaltending doesn't really terrify you. This first round series may be the toughest one for Syracuse to get past, so I am fairly relieved they didn't draw a team like Wilkes-Barre/Scranton right away.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Playoff Game Night: 4-20-13

(4)Florida Everblades 2 vs. (1)Reading Royals 3
Quarterfinals: The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 9 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 4-12-16, +7, 33 PIM

Florida was able to split a two-goal deficit late in the first period but Reading answered early in the middle frame and, though the Everblades got within one again with several minutes remaining in regulation, was able to hold off the visitors in order to even the series at a game apiece. The Eastern Conference's best club during the regular season, the Royals again managed to more than double up the Everblades in shots, by a margin of 40-17. Florida again went 1-for-4 with the man-advantage while Reading was slightly more efficient in this contest than in the opening match, scoring once on five power play opportunities. Jesse Deckert was yanked in favor of Brady Hjelle after stopping just 11 of 14 shots in 20:18 of action. Hjelle played the next 38:21, fending off all 26 Royals shots in the process. The series now moves to Estero where both clubs will resume hostilities again on Wednesday night.

Official Recap | Box Score

Crunch Clinch Division With Win Over Sharks, 4-3


By Jeremy Houghtaling

JT Wyman doesn't classify himself as a shootout specialist.

But after the Syracuse surrendered a three-goal lead in the third period, the Crunch forward found himself up in the shootout with a chance to win the game and clinch the East Division title.

Wyman tried to focus on the task at hand. He had an idea of where he wanted to shoot, and did his best to read Worcester Sharks goalie Alex Stalock.

"I'm not really thinking about that when I'm going down there," Wyman said of the division implications.

Wyman made it to the top of the circles and wired a shot over Stalock's glove. The goal emptied the Crunch bench, as the team celebrated the 4-3 win and the franchise's second division title and first since 2001-02.

AHL Game Night: 4-20-13 Sharks at Crunch

Syracuse wins the AHL East Division title... barely.

WOR-3
SYR-4 (SO)

Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 22 shots before stopping all 3 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the SOW.

First Period
SYR Connolly, (31) (Sexton, Barberio), 11:39

Second Period
SYR Devos, (7) (Connolly, Namestnikov), 3:50
SYR Johnson, (37) (Brown, Cote), 5:40

Third Period
WOR Gogol, (4) (Comrie, Demelo), 6:37
WOR Hayes, (3) (Comrie, Tarasov), 8:20
WOR Tarasov, (14) , 12:26

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
WOR- NONE
SYR- Sexton, Connolly, Wyman

Brett Connolly and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars.

My God, they made that so much harder than it needed to be. Syracuse needed the win tonight to nail down the division title with Binghamton defeating Hershey, and they looked in good shape holding a 3-0 lead heading into the final frame against a non-playoff team. And then the bottom fell out. Thank goodness they were able to get the extra point in the skills gimmick, because if they didn't Binghamton coming to town tomorrow could've stole the division title with a regulation win.

Now tomorrow's game looks to be rather meaningless, and I wouldn't be surprised if certain key players like Mark Barberio, Connolly, and Johnson find most of their ice time given to younger players for precautionary reasons.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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