Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the arena floor during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Draft 2014: Tampa Bay Lightning Select Johnathan MacLeod: Fans React

It would seem as if the Tampa Bay Lightning is continuing their defensive stance in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Tampa Bay Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman has announced the Lightning’s 57th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Defenseman Johnathan MacLeod is the newest member of the Bolts Nation!

MacLeod’s Draft Profile describes him as a “hard-nosed, shutdown” defenseman. This is something the Tampa Bay Lightning are in desperate need of.

Slowly, but surely, Yzerman seems to be building a team that can go toe to toe with physical teams like the Boston Bruins. Being entirely honest with you, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young Tampa Bay Lightning team.

Now that the pick is in, the fans have taken to places like Twitter to voice their reactions to the newest member of the Bolts Nation, Johnathan MacLeod. Let’s take a look at what some of them have to say.


I am very happy to see that Yzerman has taken a very defensive stance in this year’s draft. We have a lot of good defensive talent in the system right now, and after Development Camp I think we’ll see a few of those move to the main roster to fill some of the Lightning’s defensive holes.

If there is anything you can say about the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning is that I hope the rest of the league has some pretty good sunglasses, because our future is looking pretty darn bright.

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