Award

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Prospect of the Week (11.6.11)

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 blue sports jackets involved, but we’re fairly certain this award will be tattooed on someone at some time.

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 prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Dustin Tokarski, Norfolk (AHL).

In his first two starts of the year, Dustin Tokarski, the Lightning’s top goaltending prospect, allowed 11 goals. In his next five games, he’s given up a total of five goals.

Tokarski earned our First Star of the Week for a 37-save shutout on Sunday in Providence, and a 20-save performance in a 1-0 loss in Albany on Friday. His 0.50 GAA and .983 save percentage for the week has helped solidify Tokarski as the Lightning’s No.3 goaltender and Norfolk’s unquestioned starter. Don’t be surprised if Admirals Head Coach Jon Cooper gives “The Tik” extra starts in the coming days and weeks as Tokarski has a history of month-long streaks like this where he is nearly impossible to beat.

Peca is ECAC's Top Rookie for October

Quinnipiac College's Matthew Peca was honored by ECAC Hockey with a first-ever Fischer Hockey Monthly Award - Rookie of the Month.

Peca, a freshman forward and seventh round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer, has had an impressive first month to his NCAA career with eight points (3 goals) in eight games. He has at least a point in the last seven games.

Last week, Peca was honored with the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week award.

Prospect of the Week (10.30.11)

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 we’re fairly certain this will be mentioned in a player’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 prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Riku Helenius, JYP, Finland.

Prospect of the Week (10.23.11)

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 engraved gold teeth awarded, but we’re fairly certain this will be printed off and end up in a frame somewhere. 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 prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Matthew Peca, Quinnipiac Bobcats.

Prospect of the Week (10.16.11)

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 kisses from Morganna involved, but we’re fairly certain this will be printed off and end up on a mantle somewhere. 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 prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Radko Gudas, Norfolk Admirals

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