2nd Round — Taylor Raddysh
Draft year: 2016
Career stats: 152GP | 31G | 28A | 59P
Raddysh headlines the Lightning’s second-round draftees, a successful group with multiple players that have seen NHL action and others that are on track to do so in the future.
After making his Lightning debut in the 2022 season, Raddysh was traded to Chicago as part of the package for Brandon Hagel. With the Blackhawks he has had the opportunity to play an expanded role in their top six and on the power play, resulting in a 20-goal performance this past season.
With franchise players Johnathan Toews and Patrick Kane out, Raddysh will continue to see ample playing time in Chicago and could even find himself on a line with the team’s expected future franchise centerman Connor Bedard as soon as next season.
Honorable mention: Adam Erne (2013)
Erne played 114 games with the Lightning between 2017-19 seasons, topping out at 20 points in 65 games his final year. After being traded to Detroit after the 2019 season, he has continued to play a depth role maintaining a scoring rate of around 20 points per season.