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Tampa Bay Lightning takes forward Richard Panik with 52nd draft pick



The Tampa Bay Lightning went back to Europe for its third pick in the draft, selecting forward Richard Panik, 6 feet 2, 203 pounds, from the Czech elite league at 52nd overall. Panik, 18, had a goal, two points and four penalty minutes in 15 games for Trinec Ocelari. Panik, 18, is Slovakian and had two goals, five points in seven games at the world championship. The 13th-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting. He always ties his left skate before his right.. Panik wil play for OHL Windson next season.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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