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Complete Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Coverage

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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Draft Selections By Round

First Round - No. 19 - Anthony DeAngelo

Adam ErneHe was the top scorer among blueliners in the OHL. He's on the smaller side for a defenseman but there is that tantalizing upside. "Obviously, there's the skating and the puckhandling and he moves the puck real well," said a scout. "When he is the finished product, ishe going to be as heavy as he looks like he'll be? If that's the case, now you're talking about a prototypical Western Conference guy."

An offensive defenseman, DeAngelo led all Ontario Hockey League blueliners in assists (56) and points (71) during the 2013-14 season. It marked the second straight campaign he led OHL defensemen in assists after registering 49 in 2012-13.

"Anthony is a skilled offensive defenseman. His puck skills and playmaking ability are excellent," said NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards. "He sees the ice very well and creates offensive scoring chances with great passes. He has a very good shot and gets it on net. DeAngelo likes to jump up into the rush and makes good decisions with the puck.”

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First Round - No. 28 (from NYR -- Traded to NYI)

The Lightning have traded away the No. 28 pick in the first round to the New York Islanders in exchange for the Nos. 35 and 57 picks overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Second Round - No. 35 - Dominik Masin (from NYI)

Dominik MasinLess than 10 minutes into Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted its second blueliner of the weekend in Czech Republic native Dominik Masin.

Masin appeared in 39 games with Slavia Praha of the Czech Republic’s junior team in 2013-14, recording 21 points (two goals, 19 assists).

The 18-year-old also represented the Czech Republic at this year’s World Championship Under-18 tournament. In seven games he amassed three assists and also earned a Silver Medal.

"He sees the ice and reads the game very well. Isn't flashy or a crushing type of defenseman but does finish his checks and always seems to be at the right place at the right time. He plays a smart game, and is a stylish reliable defenseman who gives a constant effort in every game. He's improved a lot this season." -- NHL Central Scouting

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Second Round - No. 50 (Traded to VAN)

Lightning trade 2014 2nd round draft pick to Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry draft.

Second Round - No. 57 - Johnathan MacLeod (from NYI)

Johnathan MacLeodKnown for his hard-nosed, shutdown defensive play, MacLeod compiled 11 points (5-6—11) with the U.S. Under-18 team in 2013-14, his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He captained Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and won a gold medal with the team at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, where he tallied three points (2-1—3) in seven games.

n 2011-12, MacLeod was paired with Doyle Somerby (drafted 125th overall by the New York Islanders in 2012) on the Kimball Union Academy blueline as the team posted a 25-4-3 regular-season. The Wildcats went on to capture the New England prep small school title, with MacLeod posting two assists in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory in the championship game.

"He closes gaps quickly and is tough to play against. He's a good, mobile skater who likes to move the puck. He'll finish his checks and knock you through the boards if he could." -- NHL Central Scouting

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Third Round - No. 79 - Brayden Point (from MIN)

Brayden PointIn 2013-14, Point led Moose Jaw and tied for 12th in Western Hockey League scoring with 91 points (36-55—91) in 72 games. He finished the season 36 points ahead of the next highest-scoring player on his team.

Point was an assistant captain for Team Canada at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, tallying two assists in four games for the bronze-medal winning club.

He scored four points (1-3—4) in five games for Canada’s gold-medal winning team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and served as an assistant captain for Team Pacific at the 2013 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge (2-3—5 in five games).

Point finished fourth in WHL scoring among first-year players and paced all North American rookies with 24 goals and 57 points in 67 games during the 2012-13 season.

"What makes him stand out is that he's one of those guys who won't be denied. He has that competitive factor where he can go out there, make a difference and make it at a quick pace." -- NHL Central Scouting

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Fourth Round - No. 119 - Ben Thomas (from NYR)

Ben Thomas is a 6'1" defenseman from the Western Hockey League who the Lightning traded up to take.

Thomas recored 31 points in 72 games played for the Calgary Hitmen in 2013-14.

He was ranked the No. 49 North American skater at the mid-term rankings from NHL Central Scouting but dropped to No. 86 in the final rankings.

Fifth Round - No. 140 - Traded to NYR

Lightning trade picks Nos. 140 and 142 to New York Rangers in exchange for pick No. 119 overall.

Fifth Round - No. 142 - Traded to NYR (from STL)

Lightning trade picks Nos. 140 and 142 to New York Rangers in exchange for pick No. 119 overall.

Sixth Round - No. 170 - Cristiano Digiacinto

Digiancinto is a tough, gritty forward who racked up 101 penalty minutes in 50 games played this season for the Windsor Spitfires. He was originally undrafted in the OHL draft but now finds himself being drafted by the Lightning in the NHL draft.

He scored 17 goals and added 11 assists during the season for the Spitfires.

Seventh Round - No. 185 - Cam Darcy (from NYI)

The Lightning added another prospect originally from the Boston area in Darcy.

Darcy tallied 82 points in 65 games for Cape Breton in the QMJHL. He's a play-maker who scored 35 goals this past season

Darcy wasn't ranked by NHL Central Scouting Servies at the mid-term ranking but finished at No. 171 among North American Skaters in the final rankings

The Lightning traded up 15 spots to grab Darcy at No. 185

Seventh Round - No. 200 - Traded to NYI

Lighting received No. 185 overall pick from New York Islanders in exchage for pick No. 200 and a 7th round pick in 2015
2014 NHL Draft Trades
Lightning get: Canucks get:
D Jason Garrison
Rights to unsigned draft pick Jeff Costello
2015 7th Round pick

2014 2nd Round Pick

Lightning get: Islanders get:

2014 2nd Round Pick (No. 35)
2014 2nd Round Pick (No. 57)

2014 1st Round Pick (No. 28)

Lightning get: Wild get:

2014 3rd Round Pick (No. 79)

2014 3rd Round Pick (No. 80)
2015 7th Round Pick (via VAN)

Lightning get: Rangers get:

2014 4th Round Pick (No. 119)

2014 5th Round Pick (No. 140)
2014 5th Round Pick (No. 142)

Lightning get: Islanders get:

2014 7th Round Pick (No. 185)

2014 7th Round Pick (No. 200)
2015 7th Round Pick

Trade Notes

1. The New York Rangers first-round pick will go to Tampa Bay as a condition of the March 5, 2014 trade that sent Martin St. Louis to New York in exchange for Ryan Callahan, a first-round pick in 2015 and a 2014 conditional draft pick. Tampa Bay received the first-round pick because the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final.

2. The Lightning's fourth-round pick will go to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on July 10, 2012 that sent B.J. Crombeen and a fifth-round pick in 2014 to Tampa Bay in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2013 and the 2014 4th round pick.

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