Rookies have made their mark in the 2013 NHL season for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Eight different rookies have played for the Bolts (not including Cory Conacher) and have made an impact. Some have made bigger impacts than others, but all have earned their grade.
Up until the trade deadline, the Lightning had Conacher—a rookie of the year candidate. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators, but players like Radko Gudas, Alex Killorn and Pierre-Cedric Labrie have made significant strides this season.
Despite varying minutes this season, here are the grades for each of the Lightning’s rookies this season based on production, quality of minutes and development.