Blujus, 20, was a second-round pick (No. 40) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He had four goals and 30 points in 55 games this season for the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound player had four goals and 10 points in 22 playoff games. Blujus led all North Bay defensemen in goals in the playoffs, with three on the power play. He helped the Battalion reach the OHL finals.
Blujus has 17 goals and 119 points in 256 OHL games in four seasons with Brampton and North Bay.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final