The Tampa Bay Lightning have a ton of organizational depth and the potential for an impressive lineup in the next few years. In the next five seasons, there are some players that will be playing big roles for the Bolts.
Five years ago, the Lightning drafted an 18-year-old kid from the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League. Though the potential was there, winning the Rocket Richard Trophy twice in five years is a bit extreme. That player was, of course, Steven Stamkos.
The franchise has dominated the American Hockey League in recent seasons, reaching the Calder Cup Finals in each of the last two seasons—including a championship two years ago. With young talented players like Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Andrey Vasilevskiy in the system, the Bolts should be in good shape.
As careers progress and players develop, they have the opportunity to become big names. These are the players that should be the best at their position in five years for the Lightning.