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Bolt Prospects Top 25 Ranked Prospects*

NO. PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
1 Brayden Point Center 20 5.10 161 Tampa Bay (NHL)
2 Slater Koekkoek Defense 22 6.02 188 Tampa Bay (NHL)
3 Brett Howden Center 18 6.02 192 Moose Jaw (WHL)
4 Libor Hajek Defense 18 6.01 196 Saskatoon (WHL)
5 Adam Erne Left Wing 21 6.01 211 Syracuse (AHL)
6 Mitchell Stephens Center 19 5.11 187 Saginaw (OHL)
7 Taylor Raddysh Right Wing 18 6.01 203 Erie (OHL)
8 Matthew Peca Center 23 5.09 172 Syracuse (AHL)
9 Boris Katchouk Left Wing 18 6.01 190 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
10 Dominik Masin Defense 20 6.02 194 Syracuse (AHL)
11 Tanner Richard Center 23 5.11 184 Syracuse (AHL)
12 Mathieu Joseph Right Wing 19 6.00 168 Saint John (QMJHL)
13 Dennis Yan Left Wing 19 6.01 187 Shawinigan (QMJHL)
14 Adam Wilcox Goaltender 24 6.00 183 Syracuse (AHL)
15 Dylan Blujus Defense 22 6.03 198 Syracuse (AHL)
16 Anthony Cirelli Center 19 6.00 165 Oshawa (OHL)
17 Connor Ingram Goaltender 19 6.01 194 Kamloops (WHL)
18 Matthew Spencer Defense 19 6.02 203 Peterborough (OHL)
19 Jonne Tammela Right Wing 19 5.11 185 Peterborough (OHL)
20 Daniel Walcott Defense 22 5.11 165 Syracuse (AHL)
21 Otto Somppi Center 18 6.01 183 Halifax (QMJHL)
22 Ryan Zuhlsdorf Defense 19 6.00 194 Minnesota (Big Ten)
23 Ross Colton Center 20 6.00 190 University of Vermont (HEAST)
24 Jake Dotchin Defense 22 6.03 222 Syracuse (AHL)
25 Ben Thomas Defense 20 6.01 192 Syracuse (AHL)
* = 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 Yaroslavl (MHL)
Kris Oldham Goaltender 19 6.03 205 Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)
Bokondji Imama Left Wing 20 6.01 214 Saint John (QMJHL)
Johnathan MacLeod Defense 20 6.02 198 Boston University (HEAST)
Ryan Lohin Center 20 6.00 190 UMass-Lowell (HEAST)
Cameron Darcy Center 22 6.00 185 Syracuse (AHL)
Henri Ikonen Left Wing 22 5.11 188 Syracuse (AHL)
Saku Salminen Center 22 6.03 202 SaiPa (FIN)
Brian Hart Right Wing 23 6.03 215 Syracuse (AHL)

Overage Prospects

PLAYER NAME POS Age HT WT LAST TEAM
Joel Vermin Right Wing 24 5.10 187 Tampa Bay (NHL)
Kristers Gudlevskis Goaltender 24 6.03 205 Syracuse (AHL)
Nikita Gusev Left Wing 24 5.09 173 St. Petersburg (KHL)
Yanni Gourde Left Wing 24 5.09 170 Syracuse (AHL)
Mike Halmo Left Wing 25 5.10 209 Syracuse (AHL)
Gabriel Dumont Center 26 5.10 181 Syracuse (AHL)
Luke Witkowski Defense 26 6.02 210 Tampa Bay (NHL)
Matt Taormina Defense 30 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 Atyrau (KAZ)
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
Vasily Koshechkin Goaltender 33 6.07 231 Magnitogorsk (KHL)
Ilya Solarev Center 34 6.03 198 Perm (VHL)
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
11/19/2016 Andrei Vasilevskiy Goaltender 22 6.03 204 Tampa Bay (NHL)
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 23 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 St. John's (AHL)
01/13/2014 Radko Gudas Defense 26 6.00 204 Philadelphia (NHL)
01/03/2014 Alex Killorn Left Wing 27 6.01 202 Tampa Bay (NHL)
01/03/2014 Tyler Johnson Center 26 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 Unknown
01/29/2013 Keith Aulie Defense 27 6.06 229 Stockton (AHL)
03/19/2012 Tim Wallace Right Wing 32 6.02 182 Alaska (ECHL)
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 Vladivostok (KHL)
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 Biel-Bienne (NLA)
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 34 6.02 233 San Diego (AHL)
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

Lightning Traverse City Camp Roster

Boltprospects exclusive! Correspondant Chad Schnarr has managed to get a copy of the Lightning's Traverse City camp roster from Head Scout Jake Goertzen:

Traverse City Tourney Game On

Special thanks to TBL.com moderator and Lightning web community diva MissK for this: [url=http://www.allsports.com/nhl/redwings/stories/2005_07/17_Camp.html]The annual Traverse City prospect tournament is tentatively scheduled for September 4th through 19th.[/url]

Pete's Prospects: 5-1

The final five have arrived feature two Russians, a former Stan Butler protige and two former Hitmen. A project a month in the making comes to its conclusion. Check it out:

Pete's Rankings: 10-6

The top ten of my rankings has finally arrived. A former ECAC goaltender, the Springfield Falcons' leading scorer and three oustanding young blueliners make the cut. More after the break:

Pete's Rankings: 15-11

Two young goaltenders, two tough as nails former WHLers and a former teammate of phenom Sidney Crosby comprise prospects 15-11. Check them out:

Pete's Rankings: 20-16

Prospects 20-16 feature a disappointing former 2nd round pick, three young forwards and the first goaltender to be revealed in the Lightning's Top-25. Check it out:

Pete's Rankings: 25-21

Last night marked the conclusion of the Lightning prospect season as the London Knights won the Memorial Cup shutting out Rimouski 4-0 in the championship game. Boltsprospects offers congratulations to the Hunters and the entire Knights organization for assembling what will go down as perhaps the greatest junior team in the history of Canadian hockey. With all the games played and the offseason commencing, I will begin to post who I feel are the Lightning's top-25 prospects 5 prospects at a time. Today, I offer prospects 25-21:

Pete's Rankings: Honorable Mentions

We're closing in on the Memorial Cup tournament in which four Lightning junior prospects will compete for the CHL's junior prize. The tournament not only represents the highest stakes in all of Canadian junior hockey, but it will also represent the end of another Lightning prospect season. With that in mind I began over the weekend to blog my rankings of the Lightning's best prospects beginning with the team's Top-5 Overage Prospects. When the Memorial Cup concludes I will begin, 5 prospects at a time, to count down my Lightning Top-25 prospects, but today I want to focus on five players who didn't quite make the cut but who are still worthy of mention. Without further adieu, and in no particular order, here are the Honorable Mentions for the Lightning's Top-25 Prospects:

Pete's Rankings: Overage Prospects

Over the next few weeks, as we come to finale of the prospect season with the Memorial Cup which will feature four of the organization's prospects, I will be blogging my own organizational rankings 5 prospects at a time beginning today with the overagers. By the time it is complete, I will be releasing my Top-5 Overage Lightning Prospects, my Top-25 Lightning prospects along with some Honorable Mentions who missed the cut. So lets begin... First off, what is an "Overage Prospect"? For the sake of these rankings I am counting any prospect who will be 24 years of age or older by the start of next season who has played less than a half a season (41 games) at the NHL level. These are older players, mostly playing in Europe, who I feel could step in immediately and provide utility for the Lightning organization either at the NHL or AHL level. With many of them, because they play in Europe, money is an issue in signing these prospects as they are already handsomely compensated overseas for being some of the best in their respective nation's club leagues, so it's not feasible to sign all of them. Still, if you're looking for some immediate impact, these are the Lightning's Top-5 Overage Prospects:
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