This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques or oversized chunks of homemade Halloween caramel (a.k.a. caramel apples without the wasted space of an apple) awarded, but weâ€™re fairly certain this will be mentioned in a playerâ€™s status update when they're grandparents and Facebook is only used by old people who can't let go.
Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Riku Helenius, JYP, Finland.