Prospects

Bolt Prospects Top 25 Ranked Prospects*

NO. PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
1 Andrei Vasilevskiy Goaltender 21 6.03 204 Tampa Bay (NHL)
2 Slater Koekkoek Defense 22 6.02 188 Tampa Bay (NHL)
3 Brayden Point Center 20 5.10 161 Syracuse (AHL)
4 Brett Howden Center 18 6.02 192 Moose Jaw (WHL)
5 Libor Hajek Defense 18 6.01 196 Saskatoon (WHL)
6 Nikita Gusev Left Wing 24 5.09 173 St. Petersburg (KHL)
7 Adam Erne Left Wing 21 6.01 211 Syracuse (AHL)
8 Mitchell Stephens Center 19 5.11 187 Saginaw (OHL)
9 Boris Katchouk Left Wing 18 6.01 190 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
10 Matthew Peca Center 23 5.09 172 Syracuse (AHL)
11 Tanner Richard Center 23 5.11 184 Syracuse (AHL)
12 Taylor Raddysh Right Wing 18 6.01 203 Erie (OHL)
13 Kristers Gudlevskis Goaltender 23 6.03 205 Syracuse (AHL)
14 Dominik Masin Defense 20 6.02 194 Syracuse (AHL)
15 Joel Vermin Right Wing 24 5.10 187 Syracuse (AHL)
16 Dennis Yan Left Wing 19 6.01 187 Shawinigan (QMJHL)
17 Adam Wilcox Goaltender 23 6.00 183 Syracuse (AHL)
18 Matthew Spencer Defense 19 6.02 203 Peterborough (OHL)
19 Connor Ingram Goaltender 19 6.01 194 Kamloops (WHL)
20 Dylan Blujus Defense 22 6.03 198 Syracuse (AHL)
21 Mathieu Joseph Right Wing 19 6.00 168 Saint John (QMJHL)
22 Yanni Gourde Left Wing 24 5.09 170 Syracuse (AHL)
23 Anthony Cirelli Center 19 6.00 165 Oshawa (OHL)
24 Ross Colton Center 19 6.00 190 University of Vermont (HEAST)
25 Jonne Tammela Right Wing 18 5.11 185 Peterborough (OHL)
* = Any skater who was under 24 years of age on opening night of the Lightning's season and has played less than 41 NHL games in any single season and less than 82 career NHL games is considered a prospect. For goaltenders, any netminder who has earned less than 30 NHL decisions in any single season and less than 41 career NHL decisions and was under 24 years of age on opening night is considered a prospect. The exception to these basic rules are NCAA based players, who are considered prospects for the duration of their college careers regardless of age.

Unranked Prospects

PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
Christopher Paquette Center 18 6.01 174 Niagra (OHL)
Oleg Sosunov Defense 18 6.08 243 Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl (MHL B)
Otto Somppi Center 18 6.01 183 Halifax (QMJHL)
Bokondji Imama Left Wing 19 6.01 214 Saint John (QMJHL)
Kris Oldham Goaltender 19 6.03 205 Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)
Ryan Zuhlsdorf Defense 19 6.00 194 Minnesota (Big Ten)
Ben Thomas Defense 20 6.01 192 Syracuse (AHL)
Johnathan MacLeod Defense 20 6.02 198 Boston University (HEAST)
Ryan Lohin Center 20 6.00 190 UMass-Lowell (HEAST)
Saku Salminen Center 21 6.03 202 SaiPa (FIN)
Brian Hart Right Wing 22 6.03 215 Syracuse (AHL)
Cameron Darcy Center 22 6.00 185 Syracuse (AHL)
Daniel Walcott Defense 22 5.11 165 Syracuse (AHL)
Henri Ikonen Left Wing 22 5.11 188 Syracuse (AHL)
Jake Dotchin Defense 22 6.03 222 Syracuse (AHL)
Jimmy Mullin Right Wing 24 5.11 188 Minnesota State (WCHA)

Overage Prospects

PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
Gabriel Dumont Center 25 5.10 181 Syracuse (AHL)
Mike Halmo Left Wing 25 5.10 209 Syracuse (AHL)
Luke Witkowski Defense 26 6.02 210 Syracuse (AHL)
Matt Taormina Defense 29 5.10 182 Syracuse (AHL)
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Left Wing 31 6.02 209 Syracuse (AHL)

Defected Prospects

PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
Denis Kazionov Left Wing 28 6.02 192 Magnitogorsk (KHL)
Jan Zapletal Defense 29 6.01 183 Retired
Albert Vishnyakov Left Wing 32 6.02 187 Unsigned
Alexei Glukhov Left Wing 32 6.04 214 Omsk (KHL)
Dmitri Kazionov Center 32 6.03 194 Magnitogorsk (KHL)
Vitali Smolianinov Center 32 6.03 236 Karaganda (VHL)
Alexander Polushin Right Wing 33 6.03 212 Retired
Ilya Solarev Center 33 6.03 198 Unsigned
Vasily Koshechkin Goaltender 33 6.07 231 Magnitogorsk (KHL)
Pavel Sedov Right Wing 34 6.03 205 Retired
Anton But Left Wing 35 6.02 201 Retired
Dmitri Bezrukov Right Wing 38 6.03 196 Retired

Bolt Prospects Alumni

GRAD DATE PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
03/26/2016 Jonathan Marchessault Right Wing 25 5.09 163 Florida (NHL)
03/11/2016 Nikita Nesterov Defense 23 6.00 191 Tampa Bay (NHL)
04/04/2015 Vladislav Namestnikov Center 23 6.00 179 Tampa Bay (NHL)
02/03/2015 Jonathan Drouin Left Wing 21 5.11 191 Tampa Bay (NHL)
01/31/2015 Cedric Paquette Left Wing 22 6.01 200 Tampa Bay (NHL)
04/10/2014 Andrej Sustr Defense 25 6.07 220 Tampa Bay (NHL)
03/13/2014 Nikita Kucherov Right Wing 23 5.11 174 Tampa Bay (NHL)
03/08/2014 Richard Panik Left Wing 25 6.01 208 Chicago (NHL)
03/01/2014 J.T. Brown Right Wing 26 5.10 170 Tampa Bay (NHL)
02/27/2014 Mark Barberio Defense 26 6.01 202 Montreal (NHL)
01/13/2014 Radko Gudas Defense 26 6.00 204 Philadelphia (NHL)
01/03/2014 Alex Killorn Left Wing 26 6.01 202 Tampa Bay (NHL)
01/03/2014 Tyler Johnson Center 25 5.10 183 Tampa Bay (NHL)
01/03/2014 Ondrej Palat Left Wing 25 6.00 180 Tampa Bay (NHL)
10/08/2013 Ben Bishop Goaltender 29 6.07 216 Tampa Bay (NHL)
02/16/2013 Anders Lindback Goaltender 28 6.06 203 Unsigned
01/29/2013 Keith Aulie Defense 26 6.06 229 Unsigned
03/19/2012 Tim Wallace Right Wing 32 6.02 182 Unsigned
02/11/2012 Brett Connolly Right Wing 24 6.02 200 Washington (NHL)
01/12/2011 Dana Tyrell Left Wing 27 5.10 188 Unsigned
03/12/2010 Paul Szczechura Center 30 5.10 186 Chelyabinsk (KHL)
01/08/2010 Victor Hedman Defense 25 6.06 236 Tampa Bay (NHL)
01/06/2010 Zenon Konopka Center 35 6.00 215 Retired
01/06/2010 James Wright Left Wing 26 6.04 212 Unsigned
11/22/2009 Steve Downie Right Wing 29 5.10 188 Unsigned
04/07/2009 Karri Ramo Goaltender 30 6.03 207 Unsigned
04/07/2009 Matt Smaby Defense 31 6.06 239 EHC Munchen (DEL)
01/12/2009 Steven Stamkos Center 26 6.00 186 Tampa Bay (NHL)
03/01/2008 Mike Smith Goaltender 34 6.04 215 Arizona (NHL)
01/19/2008 Mathieu Darche Left Wing 40 6.01 210 Retired
01/03/2008 Mike Lundin Defense 31 6.02 191 Unsigned
03/01/2007 Karl Stewart Left Wing 33 5.11 185 Retired
02/09/2007 Johan Holmqvist Goaltender 38 6.01 190 Karlskrona HK (SWE)
01/13/2007 Nick Tarnasky Left Wing 33 6.02 233 Unsigned
01/04/2007 Doug Janik Defense 36 6.02 210 Retired
01/04/2007 Eric Perrin Center 40 5.09 176 TPS (FIN)
04/03/2006 Ryan Craig Center 34 6.02 220 Lake Erie (AHL)
01/24/2006 Evgeny Artyukhin Right Wing 33 6.04 254 Novosibirsk (KHL)
01/20/2006 Paul Ranger Defense 31 6.02 215 Unsigned