National Hockey League Entry Draft

News and coverage of the NHL Entry Draft

Lightning goalie development history


The Tampa Bay Lightning have never drafted and developed a true NHL goaltender, putting prospects Andrey Vasilevskiy and Kristers Gudlevskis in historical perspective.

Point, DeAngelo lead team to 3on3 tourney win


Anthony DeAngelo, Brayden Point, Brendan O'Donnell, Jeff Costello, and Dylan Blujus are your 3-on-3 champions this year at Tampa Bay Lightning development camp.

Bolts take DiGiacinto, Darcy in late rounds


In the final two rounds of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected winger Cristiano DiGiacinto and moved up one more time to an earlier slot in the 7th round to take forward...

Bolts take Brayden Point in Round 3


The Tampa Bay Lightning moved up a spot in the third round to nab the highest scorer left on the board: center Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL.

Bolts take D Dominik Masin, Johnathan MacLeod


The Tampa Bay Lightning select two more defenseman in the 2nd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Bolts take DeAngelo 19th overall


With the 19th overall pick, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Anthony DeAngelo of the Sarnia Sting of the OHL.

NHL Draft: TV Schedule and Draft Order


The Tampa Bay Lightning take eight picks into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft starting tonight at 7 PM Eastern in Philadelphia.

What to expect from Ryan Callahan


Blueshirt Banter's Mike Murphy (known to Raw Charge through his old nickname, Dig Deep) fills us in on Ryan Callahan from a Ranger fan perspective.

Normal Goaltender Development: Age at Draft


Is there an ideal age for goaltenders to be drafted? Do older goalies do better than younger ones?

Normal Goaltender Development: Introduction


What is a "normal" career path for goaltenders drafted into the NHL?


Of long-reads, generalizations, and NHL D-men


Though the article cited is much longer and more fact-filled than it's being given credit for, it's generalizations rubbed me the wrong way... Especially speaking down about Roman Hamrlik.

2013 NHL Draft: What if...?


It's simply idle speculation, but would an NHL team have the the testicular fortitude to try to nab not one but two of the top prospects in the 2013 NHL draft?

Bolts will pick third in upcoming draft


The NHL Draft leaves the Tampa Bay Lightning unaffected and picking third.

2013 draft lottery open thread


The draft order for the 2013 NHL draft starts getting hammered out tonight, and the landing spot for WHL defenseman Seth Jones (projected to go first overall during the draft) will be much more clear.

2012 NHL Draft: Dylan Blujus, Brian Hart, Nikita Gusev among Tampa Bay Lightning's picks


A brief rundown of the Tampa Bay Lightning's selections and moves on Day Two of the 201 NHL Draft.

2012 NHL Draft (day two) open thread


Day two of the 2012 NHL Draft is getting underway this morning from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Feel free to stop by and comment as the day progresses about the Tampa Bay Lightning selections in the...

Tampa Bay Lightning select goaltender Andrei Vasilevski with the 19th pick in 2012 NHL Draft


The fans had been lusting after a goalie since the close of the 2012 NHL season. They'd keyed in on a goalie selected during the 2012 NHL draft. And at the 19th selection of the first round, GM...

Tampa Bay Lightning select defenseman Slater Koekkoek with the 10th pick in 2012 NHL Draft


In an unpredictable first round of the drat, the Tampa Bay Lightning take part in a run on defense while selecting Slater Koekkoek 10th overall.

2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft (first round) open thread


With the 22nd day of June in the year 2012, the National Hockey League selects to begin its 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Join us four discussion of the 1st round of the draft.

2012 NHL Mock Draft: With the 10th overall pick, Raw Charge selects...


Needs, wants, and bes-on-the-board... Our #10 overall selection in teh SB Nation 2012 mock draft fills an organizational need...

2012 NHL Mock Drafts and the Tampa Bay Lightning


With less than a month until the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, mock drafts of what the Lightning will do are becoming easier to find, with little consistency.

Does the NHL draft system reward failure?


Does the NHL draft system reward failure and encourage teams to perform badly? Do teams use failure to get better?

Nashville's success benefits Tampa Bay Lightning


With the Detroit Red Wings early exit from the 2012 NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning secures a mid-first round draft choice.

2012 NHL Draft Lottery open thread


The first step (not really, but it fits for a narrative) to the NHL Entry draft in Pittsburgh is this evening with the Draft Lottery.

Tampa Bay selects Vladislav Namestnikov in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft


Steve Yzerman goes with the London Knights Russian Center with Tampa Bay's 1st pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft Open Thread


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