Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 6/30/13
After drafting forward Jonathan Drouin third overall in Sunday’s NHL Draft, many thought the Tampa Bay Lightning would draft a defenseman. That was not the case. The Bolts made a total of six selections on draft day and not one was a defenseman. The following is from the Lightning communications release on the players they selected. (For Drouin, click here.) With the 33rd overall pick in the second round, Tampa Bay drafted forward Adam Erne from the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. The 6-foot, 210-pound forward played in 68 games with the Remparts last season, collecting 28 goals and 72 points to go along with 67 penalty minutes. The New Haven, Connecticut native led Quebec in points and assists with 44. Erne also skated in 11 playoff games, registering five goals and 10 points. He ranked tied for second on the Remparts in playoff points and goals. In the fifth round, the Lightning selected goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis with the 124th overall pick in the draft. The Aizkraukle, Latvia ...
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