Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 3/20/13
The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the signing of 2012 first round pick Slater Koekkoek.  Koekkoek played in 42 games in the Ontario Hockey League this season with the Peterborough Petes and the Windsor Spitfires following a mid-season trade on January 10. He played in 40 games with the Petes prior to the move, recording six goals and 28 points.  Koekkoek played in two games with Windsor after the trade, notching one assist with a plus-2 rating. He has played in 133 career OHL games with Peterborough and Windsor, registering 18 goals and 70 points with 112 penalty minutes.  He represented Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, where he had two points in seven games and helped lead Canada to the Bronze Medal.  Koekkoek also played in the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and led Canada in defensive scoring with five points in five games while also serving as alternate captain. The Lightning made Koekkoek the 10th overall pick at this past summer’s draft in Pittsburgh...
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