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National Hockey League Entry Draft

News and coverage of the NHL Entry Draft

2022 NHL Draft Profile: Owen Pickering

A big, mobile defenseman? Yup, the Lightning could use one of those.

2020 NHL Draft: The midseason top 31 rankings

A lot has changed since the preseason...

2019 NHL Draft day two live blog with all Tampa Bay Lightning selections and trades

The Lightning have a handful of picks on day two and we’ll cover them as they happen.

The Tampa Bay Lightning select Nolan Foote 27th overall in the 2019 NHL draft

One Foote, Two Feete, mostly blue Feete.

Trading out of the first round a possibility for Tampa Bay Lightning

They’ve done it before and it’s worth considering again.

Final consolidated 2019 NHL draft rankings: The top 93

Draft day is finally here. Here’s everything you need to get ready.

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Five Players for the Tampa Bay Lightning to consider

Because it never hurts to have too many choices

Scouting the NHL Draft: Nick Robertson is a lot of fun to watch

He’s small, he’s fun, but is he worth a pick in the first round?

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Bobby Brink is a fun option to ponder for the Lightning

Yes, I’ll take one Bobby Brink, please.

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Late-bloomer Brett Leason has finally figured it out

Or has he?

Scouting the NHL Draft: Connor McMichael is the home run swing for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Connie McMikey!

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Ville Heinola is quietly moving up the draft board

Drafting an undersized defensemen would be going against type, but Heinola may be worth the risk.

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Samuel Poulin is the power forward the Bolts are looking for

There’s a lot to like about the NHL legacy from Quebec

Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Philip Tomasino would be a steal at 27th overall

He’ll probably be gone but if you’re feeling optimisic, keep an eye on Tomasino

NHL Mock Draft 2019: Tampa Bay Lightning select forward Jakob Pelletier with No. 27 pick

A small speedy forward from Quebec. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before.

Raw Charge 2019 NHL Draft Coverage Kick-Off: Consolidated rankings, schedule, and more

Here’s what’s coming over the next couple weeks.

2019 NHL Draft Rankings: The top 35 prospects

As one of the most talented USNTDP age groups, American players dominate the rankings

SBNation NHL First Round Mock Draft: Daily Updates

It’s that time of the year.

2019 NHL Draft: Six draft-eligible CHL prospects the Tampa Bay Lightning could take in June

There’s always something to look forward to.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2018 NHL draft profiles: Seventh round pick Radim Salda

With their penultimate pick in the 2018 draft, the Lightning selected Radim Salda from the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Tampa Bay Lightning draft profiles: Cole Koepke

The Lightning chose Cole Koepke in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL draft.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2018 Draft Profile: Gabriel Fortier

Fortier, who projects as a bottom six energy forward, was the Lightning’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Tampa Bay Lightning draft recap

The Lightning have seven picks today and we’ll bring them to you as they happen.

Four players for the Lightning to consider at pick 59 and new consolidated NHL draft rankings

Jakub Lauko, Aidan Dudas, Cole Fonstad, and Filip Johansson are all likely to be options at 59

The 2018 SBNation NHL mock draft reaches its end: Recapping picks 29 - 31

Samuelsson, O’Brien, and Noel come off the board

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day six: Picks 25 - 28 including a big trade between the Leafs and Flyers

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Wayne Simmonds

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day six: Picks 22 - 24 including a couple sleepers to watch for

Three high upside players with some risk come off the board

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day six: Picks 18 - 21 and Ryan Merkley comes off the board

Several high upside players come off the board in this range

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day six: Picks 15, 16, and 17

The second-best Rasmus in the draft goes off the board

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day five: Picks 12, 13, 14, and more trades

The 13th pick was traded twice

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day four: Picks 9, 10, 11, and the first trade

Could the Lightning trade up into this range?

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day three: Picks 6, 7 and 8

Evan Bouchard is still on the board after 8 picks.