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Andrey Vasilevskiy could have been the Lightning's goaltender of the future. His future is uncertain, but he will be interesting to keep an eye on.
Andrey Vasilevskiy and Jaroslav Janus―both goaltenders that project well. Vasilevskiy was selected 19th in the 2012 draft. Janus was picked 162nd back in 2009. With Ben Bishop and Anders Lindback competing for the top spot, what do the Lightning do with these two? Could one sneak in and win the job in the near future?
Nikita Gusev―winger, picked in the sixth round of 2012. Gusev is playing in the Kontinental Hockey League of Russia. He has put up some impressive numbers with the Russian junior teams and was a top-20 European skater in the 2012 draft rankings.
Luke Witkowski―defenseman, picked in sixth round of 2008 draft. Witkowski just finished his four-year career at Western Michigan University. He is a big defenseman at 6’2” and 212 pounds. He doesn’t skate as well as some, but he is physical, good on the power play and smart in the defensive zone. He compiled 235 penalty minutes, 97 points and a plus-five rating in his collegiate career.