Complete Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Coverage
The 2013 NHL Entry Draft was held on Sunday, June 30 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Tampa Bay traded its Third Round pick for goaltender Anders Lindback, its Fourth Round pick for BJ Crombeen and acquired the additional Seventh Round pick while trading with Ottawa for goaltender Ben Bishop (originally acquired from Philadelphia when trading Pavel Kubina).
Draft Selections By Round
First Round - #3 - Jonathan Drouin
The Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Jonathan Drouin with the third overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Drouin skated in 49 games with the QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads last season, registering 41 goals & 105 points
Drouin was named as the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year and was the QMJHL’s Michel Briere winner as MVP this past season.
Second Round - #33 - Adam Erne
The Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Adam Erne of the QMJHL Quebec Remparts with the thirty-third overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-foot, 210-pound forward played in 68 games with the Remparts last season, collecting 28 goals and 72 points to go along with 67 penalty minutes. The New Haven, Connecticut native led Quebec in points and assists with 44. Erne also skated in 11 playoff games, registering five goals and 10 points. He ranked tied for second on the Remparts in playoff points and goals.Watch MoreSee the SelectionHear from Erne
Fifth Round - #124 - Kristers Gudlevskis
The Tampa Bay Lightning selected goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis with the 124th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
The Lightning added to the goaltending depth in the fifth round with Gudlevskis. The Latvian-born netminder spent most of his time in Russia’s MHL last season with Riga, appearing in 56 games and posting a 2.09 goals against average with a .927 save-percentage. The 6-foot-4 keeper did appear in two KHL games, allowing three goals and earning a win.Read More
Sixth Round - #154 - Henri Ikonen
The Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Henri Ikonen with the 154th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Ikonen, who hails from Finland, led Kingston in points with 51 over 61 games. Ikonen scored 22 goals in the 2012-13 campaign and was tied for the team lead with 5 power play goals.
Ikonen is viewed as a solid two-way player who is more known for his ability to facilitate and setup his teammates. Even though he is not known for his goal-scoring ability, Ikonen has the ability to contribute in all aspects of the game.Read More
Seventh Round - #184 - Saku Salminen
The Tampa Bay Lightning selected center Saku Salminen. with the 184th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Salminen made his debut in SM-Liiga, the top Finnish professional league, this past season playing in 13 games as an 18-year-old for Jokerit. Salminen scored a goal and added an assist with Jokerit.
Salminen possesses size at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and likes to play physical. For a forward, he has a good defensive game.Read More
Seventh Round - #186 - Joel Vermin
Tampa Bay used its last pick of the 2013 draft on the Swiss-born forward. Vermin was the fourth European the Lightning selected at this year’s draft.
The insight on Vermin is that he is a good offensive player who has the ability to show up on highlight reels, but he needs to get stronger and more physical.
The 21-year-old played 47 games for Bern of the National League A, Switzerland’s top-tier professional league, scoring 13 goals and 35 points. Vermin also appeared in 19 playoff games amassing three goals and nine points.Read More
View Draft Videos:
Late Round Breakdown
Take a closer look at players selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the draft's later rounds.
Photos: Draft Day
View a gallery of images as Tampa Bay makes their selections at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
See a Storify transcript of fan reactions on social media following the Lightning's first round selection.
TSN's Take On Drouin
TSN Analyst Bob McKenzie speaks to Bolts TV about what Jonathan Drouin will bring to the NHL.
Bolts Make Six Selections
The Lightning selected six players in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Read more about each player and what they could bring to the Bolts.
Bolts Select Drouin Third Overall
Watch as the Tampa Bay Lightning select Halifax Mooseheads Left Wing Jonathan Drouin with the third overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.