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The Lightning's 9 draft picks

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Dana Tyrell
ROUND: 2. OVERALL: 47
POS: F. HT/WT: 5-10/185. AGE: 18
HOMETOWN: Airdrie, Alberta.
SKINNY: Ranked the No. 15 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. … Had 30 goals last season and 56 points in 72 games for WHL Prince George, and had a team-high 16 power-play goals. … Member of the Canadian junior national team.

Luca Cunti
ROUND: 3. OVERALL: 75
POS: C. HT/WT: 6-0/190. AGE: 17.
HOMETOWN: Zurich, Switzerland.
SKINNY: Central Scouting called him perhaps Switzerland’s finest talent, and said he is capable of “highlight-reel’’ goals. But Cunti admitted he must get tougher.

Alex Killorn
ROUND: 3. OVERALL: 77.
POS: C. HT/WT: 6-0/161. AGE: 17.
HOMETOWN: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
SKINNY: Has another year at Deerfield High in Massachusetts and then is committed to Harvard. … Central Scouting says the No. 55 North American skater needs to be more consistent around the net but has a good, quick shot and “can deliver a big hit.’’

Mitch Fadden
ROUND: 4. OVERALL 107.
POS: C. HT/WT: 6-0/174. AGE: 19.
HOMETOWN: Victoria, British Columbia.
SKINNY: The No. 51 North American skater had 36 goals and 84 points in 71 games for WHL Lethbridge. … Central Scouting says Fadden controls the puck well but needs to improve defensive positioning.

Matt Marshall
ROUND: 5. OVERALL: 150.
POS: F. HT/WT: 6-1/175. AGE: 18.
HOMETOWN: Boston.
SKINNY: Has another season at Nobles High in Massachusetts and then is committed to Vermont. … Central Scouting touts Marshall’s speed, soft hands and physical style, but says North America’s 63rd-ranked skater needs to use his speed to greater advantage in the offensive zone.

Johan Harju
ROUND: 6. OVERALL: 167.
POS: LW. HT/WT: 6-3/205. AGE: 21.
HOMETOWN: Overtarnea, Sweden.
SKINNY: Touted for his big shot, Harju had 12 goals and 22 points in 55 games for Lulea of the Swedish elite league. … He could play next season for AHL Norfolk.

Torrie Jung
ROUND: 7. OVERALL: 183.
POS: G. HT/WT: 6-1, 170. AGE: 18.
HOMETOWN: Nanaimo, British Columbia.
SKINNY: Was 8-15-7 last season for WHL Kelowna with a 3.46 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. … Head scout Jake Goertzen touted the intensity and quickness of the 24th-ranked North American goalie and said, “He could be a home run.’’

Michael Ward
ROUND: 7. OVERALL: 197.
POS: D. HT/WT: 6-2/180. AGE: 17.
HOMETOWN: Shippagan, New Brunswick.
SKINNY: The 156th-ranked North American skater had seven assists and was plus-7 last season in 58 games for QMJHL Lewiston. … Lightning scout Jake Goertzen said the underappreciated Ward could be this year’s answer to Paul Ranger.

Justin Courtnall
ROUND: 7. OVERALL: 210.
POS: LW. HT/WT: 6-3/185. AGE: 18.
HOMETOWN: Victoria, British Columbia.
SKINNY: The son of former NHL player Geoff Courtnall, Justin had five goals and 14 points in 53 games for Burnaby of the BCHL. … Head scout Jake Goertzen admitted the 181st-ranked North American skater is a late developer and a “roll of the dice.’’

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