Draft

Radek Smolenak

The Lightning have completed a trade with the San Jose Sharks to get into the 3rd round and have selected LW [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/radek_smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] of Kingston of the OHL. At 6'3" 180 lbs. Smolenak fits the Lightning mold of players with good size who skate well. He played all season on Kingston's top line putting up 32 goals and 60 points in 68 regular season games. Smolenak is painfully streaky but he is considered to have some of the best goalscoring ability in this draft, a much needed component for the Lightning.

McKeen's Mock and Small Player Slippage

[url=http://mckeenshockey.rivals.com/draft.asp?Draft=52]McKeen's hockey has released their mock draft[/url] and has Swedish winger [url=http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=2045] Nicklas Bergfors[/url] falling to the Lightning's pick at #30. A tip of the hat to Johan Nilsson of [url=http://www.eliteprospects.com/]Eliteprospects.com[/url]. Bergfors, the brother of Lightning prospect Henrik Bergfors, is slated to come to North America as an import to play in the QMJHL next season. While I don't necessarily see Bergfors, the top Swedish born prospect in this draft, falling all the way to 30 this mock is far more realistic with regard to the Lightning's pick than [url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/3821944]FoxSport's[/url], [url=http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=7795]Hockeysfuture's[/url] and even [url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/draft/feature.asp?fid=7065]TSN's [/url]which have the Lightning selecting D Risto Korhonen, G Alexandre Vincent and G Ondrej Pavelec respectively.

Draft History

[b][size=16]Tampa Bay Lightning Draft History[/size][/b] [CSV][b]2006 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/ [/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,15,G,Riku Helenius,Ilves Jr A (FIN Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,78,D,Kevin Quick,Salisbury (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,168,D,Dane Crowley,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,198,LW,Denis Kazionov,Tver (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2005 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/ [/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,30,D,Vladimir Mihalik,Presov (SVK2), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,73,LW,Radek Smolenak,Kingston (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,89,C/LW,Chris Lawrence,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,92,RW,Marek Bartanus,Kosice J20(SVK Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,102,C,Blair Jones,Moose Jaw (WHL), 20, 1, 2, 3 5,133,LW,Stanislav Lascek,Chicoutimi (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,163,RW,Marek Kvapil,Saginaw (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,165,G,Kevin Beech,Sudbury (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,225,D,John Wessbecker,Blake (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2004 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,30,D,Andy Rogers,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,65,LW,Mark Tobin,Rimouski (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,102,D,Mike Lundin,Maine (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,158,D/RW,Brandon Elliot,Mississauga (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,163,C,Dustin Collins,Northern Michigan (CCHA), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,188,D,Jan Zapletal,Vsetin J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,191,G,Karri Ramo,Lahti A (FIN Jr), 2, 0, 0, 0 8,245,LW,Justin Keller,Kelowna (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2003 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)/[/b] 2,34,D,Mike Egener,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,41,D,Matt Smaby,Shattuck (USHS), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,96,G,Jonathan Boutin,Halifax (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,192,D,Doug O'Brien,Hull (QMJHL), 5, 0, 0, 0 7,224,G,Gerald Coleman,London (OHL), 2, 0, 0, 1 7,227,D,Jay Rosehill,Olds (AJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,255,RW,Raimonds Danilics,Daugavpils Jr(LAT Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,256,D,Brady Greco,Chicago (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,273,LW,Albert Vishnyakov,Kazan (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,286,C/LW,Zbynek Hrdel,Rimouski (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,287,C,Nick Tarnasky,Lethbridge (WHL), 89, 5, 5, 10 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2002 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 2,60,LW/C,Adam Henrich,Brampton (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,100,C/LW,Dimitry Kazionov,Togliatti 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,135,G,Joseph Pearce,New Hampshire (EJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,162,D,Gerard Dicaire,Kootenay (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,170,D,PJ Atherton,Cedar Rapids (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,174,C,Karri Akkanen,Ilves A (FIN Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,183,D,Paul Ranger,Oshawa (OHL), 148, 5, 41, 46 7,213,G,Fredrik Norrena,TPS (FIN), 55, 24, 23, 3 8,233,G,Vasily Koshechkin,Togliatti 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,255,C/LW,Ryan Craig,Brandon (WHL), 120, 29, 26, 55 8,256,RW,Darren Reid,Medicine Hat (WHL), 21, 0, 1, 1 9,286,C,Alexei Glukhov,Voskresensk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,287,C,John Toffey,Ohio State (CCHA), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2001 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,C,Alexander Svitov,Omsk (RUS), 179, 13, 24, 37 2,47,LW/C,Alexander Polushin,CSKA (RUS2), 0, 0, 0, 0 2,61,D,Andreas Holmqvist,Hammarby (SWE2), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,94,RW,Evgeny Artyukhin,Podolsk (RUS2), 72, 4, 13, 17 4,123,RW,Aaron Lobb,London (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,138,D,Paul Lynch,Valley (EJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,188,D,Arthur Femenella,Sioux City (USHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,219,LW,Dennis Packard,Harvard (ECAC), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,222,D,Jeremy Van Hoof,Ottawa (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,252,C/LW,Jean-Francois Soucy,Montreal (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,259,LW,Dimitry Bezrukov,Nizhnekamsk (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,261,C,Vitali Smolianinov,Nizhenekamsk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,281,RW,Ilya Solarev,Perm 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,289,D,Henrik Bergfors,Sodertalje J20 (SWE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]2000 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,LW,Nikita Alexeev,Erie (OHL), 159, 20, 17, 37 2,34,C/LW,Ruslan Zainullin,Kazan (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,81,RW, Alexander Kharitonov,Dynamo (RUS), 71, 7, 15, 22 4,126,C/LW,Johan Hagglund, MODO J20 (SWE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,161,RW,Pavel Sedov,Voskresensk 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,191,D,Aaron Gionet,Kamloops (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,222,D,Marek Priechodsky,Bratislava B (SVK2), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,226,G,Brian Eklund,Brown (ECAC), 1, 0, 1, 0 8,233,G,Alexander Polukeyev,St Petersburg 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,263,C,Thomas Ziegler,Ambri-Piotta (SUI), 5, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1999 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b], [b]G(W)/[/b],[b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 2,47,RW,Sheldon Keefe,Barrie (OHL), 125, 12, 12, 24 3,67,G,Evgeny Konstantinov,Kazan 2 (RUS3), 1, 0, 0, 0 3,75,D,Brett Scheffelmaier,Medicine Hat (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,88,LW,Jimmie Olvestad,Djurgardens (SWE), 111, 3, 14, 17 5,127,D,Kaspars Astashenko,Cincinnatti (IHL), 23, 1, 2, 3 5,148,G,Michal Lanicek,Slavia Praha J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,182,C,Fedor Fedorov,Port Huron (UHL), 18, 0, 2, 2 7,187,LW,Ivan Rachunek,Zlin J20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,216,LW,Erikki Rajamaki,HIFK (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,244,D,Mikko Kuparinen,HPK (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1998 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,C,Vincent Lecavalier,Rimouski (QMJHL), 629, 233, 277, 510 3,64,C/LW,Brad Richards,Rimouski (QMJHL), 490, 132, 306, 438 3,72,RW,Dimitry Afanasenkov,Yaroslavl (RUS2), 227, 27, 27, 54 4,92,LW,Eric Beaudoin,Guelph (OHL), 53, 3, 8, 11 5,121,D,Curtis Rich,Calgary (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,146,C/LW,Sergei Kuznetsov,Yaroslavl (RUS2), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,174,LW,Brett Allan,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,194,RW,Oak Hewer,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,221,D,Dan Hulak,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,229,D,Chris Lyness,Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,252,C/LW,Martin Cibak,Liptovsky Mikulas (SVK), 154, 5, 18, 23 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1997 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,7,D,Paul Mara,Sudbury (OHL), 502, 57, 144, 201 2,33,D,Kyle Kos,Red Deer (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,61,RW,Matt Elich,Windsor (OHL), 16, 1, 1, 2 5,108,D,Mark Thompson,Regina (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,109,C,Jan Sulc,Livinov U20 (CZE Jr), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,112,D,Karel Betik,Kelowna (WHL), 3, 0, 2, 2 6,153,D,Andrei Skopintsev,TPS (FIN), 40, 2, 4, 6 7,168,D,Justin Jack,Kelowna (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,170,RW,Eero Somervuori,Jokerit (FIN), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,185,RW,Samuel St. Pierre, Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,198,D,Shawn Skolney,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,224,C,Paul Comrie,Denver (WCHA), 15, 1, 2, 3 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1996 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,16,D,Mario Larocque,Hull (QMJHL), 5, 0, 0, 0 3,69,RW,Curtis Tipler,Regina (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,125,D,Jason Robinson,Niagra Falls (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,152,D,Nikolai Ignatov,CSKA 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,157,C,Xavier Delisle,Granby (QMJHL), 16, 3, 2, 5 7,179,D,Pavel Kubina,Vitkovice (CZE), 592, 72, 158, 230 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1995 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,5,C,Daymond Langkow,Tri-City (WHL), 788, 194, 296, 490 2,30,D,Mike McBain,Red Deer (WHL), 64, 0, 7, 7 3,56,RW,Shane Willis,Prince Albert (WHL), 174, 31, 43, 74 5,108,C,Konstantin Golokhvastov,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,134,C,Eduard Pershin,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,160,D,Cory Murphy,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,186,LW,Joe Cardarelli,Spokane (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,212,G,Zac Bierk,Peterborough (OHL), 47, 9, 20, 5 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1994 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,LW/C,Jason Wiemer,Portland (WHL), 726, 90, 112, 202 2,34,C,Colin Cloutier,Brandon (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 3,55,C,Vadim Epanchintsev,Spartak (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 4,86,LW,Dimitri Klevakin,Spartak (RUS), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,137,F,Dan Juden,Massachussetts (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,138,D,Bryce Salvador,Lethbridge (WHL), 391, 15, 37, 52 7,164,D,Chris Maillet,Red Deer (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,190,D,Alexei Baranov,Dynamo 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,216,RW,Yuri Smirnov,Spartak 2 (RUS3), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,242,RW,Shawn Gervais,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,268,D,Brian White,Maine (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1994 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,8,D,Francois Bouchard,Northeastern (HEast), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1993 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,C,Chris Gratton,Kingston (OHL), 1008, 204, 340, 544 2,29,G,Tyler Moss,Kingston (OHL), 29, 6, 16, 1 3,55,C,Allan Egeland,Tacoma (WHL), 17, 0, 0, 0 4,81,RW,Marian Kacir,Owen Sound (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 5,107,D,Ryan Brown,Swift Current (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 6,133,LW,Kiley Hill,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,159,D,Mathieu Raby,Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 8,185,LW,Ryan Nauss,Peterborough (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,211,D,Alexandre LaPorte,Victoriaville (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,237,D,Brett Duncan,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,263,LW,Brett Szoke,Lethbridge (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1993 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,3,LW,Brent Peterson,Michigan Tech (WCHA), 56, 9, 1, 10 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1992 Entry Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,D,Roman Hamrlik,Zlin (CZE), 999, 131, 374, 505 2,26,D,Drew Bannister,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 164, 5, 25, 30 3,49,C,Brett Gretzky,Belleville (OHL), 13, 1, 3, 4 4,74,C,Aaron Gavey,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 360, 41, 50, 91 5,97,RW,Brantt Mhyres,Lethbridge (WHL), 154, 6, 2, 8 6,122,C,Martin Tanguay,Verdun (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 7,145,G,Derek Wilkinson,Detroit (OHL), 22, 3, 12, 3 8,170,LW,Dennis Maxwell,Niagra Falls (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 9,193,D,Andrew Kemper,Seattle (WHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 10,218,LW,Marc Tardif,Shawinigan (QMJHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 11,241,F,Tom MacDonald,Sault Ste Marie (OHL), 0, 0, 0, 0 [/CSV] [CSV][b]1992 Supplemental Draft[/b] [b]ROUND[/b],[b]NO. OVERALL[/b],[b]POSITION[/b],[b]NAME[/b],[b]CLUB[/b],[b]NHL GP/[/b],[b]G(W)/[/b], [b]A(L)/[/b],[b]P(T)[/b] 1,1,D,Cory Cross,Alberta (CIAU), 659, 34, 97, 131 [/CSV] [i]* Statistics as of the conclusion of the 2006/2007 NHL season. Statistics include regular season games only.[/i]
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