The Stanley Cup playoffs are drawing to a close, which can only mean one thing—the NHL draft is coming quickly. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s an opportunity to select a player who can made an immediate impact. With the No. 3 pick, there is a lot of speculation and analysis, but there are some important facts about the top targets for the Bolts.
The Lightning have picked in the top three six times in history. Those selections have brought some big names to Tampa Bay, including Roman Hamrlik, Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman.
This year, the Lightning have another opportunity to bring in a franchise player. Here are the facts you need to know about the top targets in this year’s draft.