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Tampa Bay Lightning Day 2 draft picks

Lightning's Day 2 draft picks

Richard Panik

Pos: RW

Round (overall): 2 (52)

Age: 18

Ht/Wt: 6-2/203

Hometown: Martin, Slovakia

Details: Had 10 goals and 19 points in 16 games for Trinec of the Czech elite league, and battled shoulder and knee injuries. … Had two goals, five points in seven games for Slovakia at the world junior championship. … Will play for OHL Windsor. … Always ties his left skate before his right.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "He has a real set of hands with the puck; the kind of guy who can beat you at top speed in traffic."

Alex Hutchings

Pos: LW

Round (overall): 4 (93)

Age: 18

Ht/Wt: 5-10/173

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario

Details: Led OHL Barrie with 34 goals and 68 points and was plus-27. … Said he overcomes size limitations with "a little bit of grit" and not being "afraid to go into the dirty areas." … Nicknamed "Mouth."

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "For a guy who's not the biggest guy in the world, he adds an excellent compete level. He plays with a lot of sandpaper to his game."

Michael Zador

Pos: G

Round (overall): 5 (148)

Age: 18

Ht/Wt: 6-11/2 /172

Hometown: Toronto

Details: The Lightning traded its fifth-round pick in 2010 to the Predators for the 148th pick. … He was 5-12-1 with a 3.65 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in 18 games after being acquired from OHL London. … Says best attribute is quick feet.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "Zador is positionally steady, almost like table-top hockey. He moves back and forth."

Jaroslav Janus

Pos: G

Round (overall): 6 (162)

Age: 19

Ht/Wt: 5-111/4/192

Hometown: Presov, Slovakia

Details: Was 25-20-4 with a 3.24 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and three shutouts in 49 games for OHL Erie. … Played for Slovakia at the world junior championship.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "Janus has got a little bit of (Dominik) Hasek to him, a little more flipping and flopping; a pretty flexible kid."

Kirill Gotovets

Pos: D

Round (overall): 7 (183)

Age: 18

Ht/Wt: 5-11/175

Hometown: Minsk, Belarus

Details: A rising senior at Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's High, Gotovets had six goals, 23 assists and 66 penalty minutes in 50 games as a junior. … Has a four-year scholarship to Cornell.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "We really like his skill. He has the potential to be a really good puck mover and hopefully be a power-play guy for us."

Late Friday

Carter Ashton

Pos: RW

Round (overall): 1 (29)

Age: 18

Ht/Wt: 6-21/2/205

Hometown: Winnipeg

Details: Son of former NHL player Brent Ashton. ... Had 30 goals, 50 points and 93 penalty minutes in 50 games for WHL Lethbridge.

Player personnel director Jim Hammett: "I really like the way he protects the puck and sees the ice. A big, strong body; he's hard to move."

Tampa Bay Lightning Day 2 draft picks 06/27/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:29pm]
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