Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Koekkoek and Vasilevski

June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Slater Koekkoek poses for a photo after being selected as the number ten overall draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

In Pittsburgh, PA, the Lightning took Defenseman SLATER KOEKKOEK when their time came to select 10th in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  During the first round, the Lightning had two picks. When the time came for the 19th pick, Lightning struck again when Goalie ANDREI VASILEVSKI was selected giving the Lightning numerous goalie options for some years to come.

SLATER’s PROFILE CAN BE FOUND HERE:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?cspid=12840

ANDREI’s PROFILE CAN BE FOUND HERE:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?cspid=50342

It was announced the next two entry level drafts will be held in New Jersey (2013), and Philadelphia (2014).  The dates are set for New Jersey to hold the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on June 28-29.  The dates are not finalized for the 2014 NHL Draft… yet.

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