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Meet the Lightning draft picks

Lightning Day 2 draft picks

Brock Beukeboom

Round: 3 (63rd overall)

Position: Defenseman

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 202Age: 18

Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.

Need to know: Son of former Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom. … Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 41 skater playing in North America. … At the 2010 Top Prospects Game, won the hardest shot competition with a blast of 92.4 mph. … Had seven goals, 26 points and 64 penalty minutes in 66 games for OHL Sault Ste. Marie.

Radko Gudas

Round: 3 (66)

Position: Defenseman

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 192Age: 20

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Need to know: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 91 skater in North America. … Had seven goals, 37 points and a whopping 151 penalty minutes in 65 games for WHL Everett.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett says: "He's a stay-at-home, shutdown defenseman who plays really in-your-face hockey. Not the tallest guy, but very thick and strong."

Adam Janosik

Round: 3 (72)

Position: Defenseman

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 170Age: 17

Hometown: Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

Need to know: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 176 skater in North America. … Had nine goals, 35 points and 45 penalty minutes in 63 games for QMJHL Gatineau. … Potential power-play quarterback.

Hammett says: "One of the reasons we really liked him is he plays bigger than he is. There's a gritty side to his game, and we like the way he sees the ice."

Geoffrey Schemitsch

Round: 4 (96)

Position: Defenseman

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 180Age: 18

Hometown: Toronto

Need to know: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 123 skater in North America. … Had four goals, 40 points and 24 penalty minutes in 62 games for OHL Owen Sound.

Head amateur scout Darryl Plandowski says: "Good size and smart. He has to get stronger, but we'll give him time."

James Mullin

Round: 4 (118)

Position: Forward

Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 152Age: 18

Hometown: Philadelphia

Need to know: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 165 skater in North America. … Had 32 goals, 72 points in 55 games for Shattuck-St. Mary's, a Minnesota prep school renown for its hockey program. … Has a scholarship to Miami (Ohio) but will play next season for USHL Fargo.

Plandowski says: "As far as skating skill and sense, he's as good as anybody was on the Shattuck-St. Mary's team. He's a little undersized, but we have an undersized guy on our team (Marty St. Louis) who is pretty good."

Brendan O'Donnell

Round: 6 (156)

Position: Center

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 185Age: 18

Hometown: Flin Flon, Manitoba

Need to know: Unranked by NHL Central Scouting after being ranked No. 195 skater in North America at midseason. … Rookie of the year for Winnipeg South of Manitoba Junior Hockey League with 29 goals, 61 points and 55 penalty minutes in 53 games. … Will attend North Dakota.

Plandowski says: "A smart, hard-nosed, puck-moving guy. … We'll wait for him."

Teigan Zahn

Round: 7 (186)

Position: Defenseman

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 218Age: 20

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

Need to know: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 151 skater in North America after being unranked at midseason. … A fifth-round Blackhawks pick in 2008 but re-entered draft. … Had three assists, 84 penalty minutes in 44 games for WHL Saskatoon.

Hammett says: "I really think he's going to challenge for a spot with (AHL) Norfolk this year."

Day 1 pick

Brett Connolly

Round: 1 (6)

Position: Right wing

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 181Age: 18

Hometown: Prince George, British Columbia

Info: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting as No. 3 skater in North America. … Limited to 16 games this past season for WHL Prince George because of hip injuries but still had 10 goals, 19 points. … Had 30 goals and 60 points in 65 games for Prince George in 2008-09, when he was the first WHL 16-year-old to score 30 goals since now-Sharks All-Star Patrick Marleau in 1995-96.

Meet the Lightning draft picks 06/26/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:09pm]
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