Tampa Bay Lightning expansion draft protection list: Who should be shielded?

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Tampa Bay Lightning Jake Dotchin
Tampa Bay Lightning Jake Dotchin /
  • Jake Dotchin – the new kid; Dotchin made the list in favor of Slater Koekkoek, but it was a really close call; the fiery young defenseman made the most of his late-season call-up; sure, pairing with Victor Hedman is going to make anyone look better, but the skills and toughness Dotchin brought to the lineup came at the right time; if the kid can learn a little discipline, he should progress even further and could be a star for Tampa Bay.