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Bolts leave no stone unturned in putting together 2018 draft class

Without a first round pick, Tampa Bay's scouting staff dug deep to find value in this year's draft

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning didn't hold a high selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at Dallas' American Airlines Center.

In fact, without a First Round pick, the Lightning had nothing to do on day one Friday. They had to wait around a little bit day two Saturday as well, the Bolts not selecting until near the end of the Second Round at No. 59 overall.

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Lightning make seven picks on day two at 2018 NHL Draft

Tampa Bay's 2018 draft class includes two forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning made seven selections during day two of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In total, the Lightning selected two forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders.

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Lightning select G Ty Taylor in seventh round

Taylor recorded a 1.87 goals-against average in 31 appearances for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay used its final pick in the 2018 NHL Draft to select its second goalie this year, taking Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers in the British Columbia Hockey League with pick No. 214 of the Seventh Round.

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Lightning select D Radim Salda in seventh round

Salda is a left-shot defenseman who played for Saint John in the QMJHL last season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

With the first of its two picks in the Seventh Round, Tampa Bay grabbed Radim Salda, a six-foot, left-shot defenseman at No. 206.

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Lightning select LW Cole Koepke in sixth round

Koepke scored 28 goals in 60 games last season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay selected a forward with its Sixth Round pick (No. 183) at the 2018 NHL Draft, picking Cole Koepke from Sioux City of the USHL.

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Lightning select G Magnus Chrona in fifth round

Chrona is a left-handed goaltender from Nacka HK of Sweden's Jr. U-18 league

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay selected a goaltender in the Fifth Round of the 2018 NHL Draft, grabbing Swedish netminder Magnus Chrona with pick No. 152.

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Lightning select D Alexander Green in fourth round

Green is coming off his freshman season at Cornell where he put up 10 points in 29 games

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay selected its second-consecutive right-shot defenseman with its pick in the Fourth Round of the 2018 NHL Draft, taking Alexander Green from Cornell University.

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Lightning select D Dmitry Semykin in third round

Playing last season in the Russian Jr. League, Semykin recorded eight goals and seven assists

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

In the Third Round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning went defense, selecting 6-foot-3, 201-pound blueliner Dmitry Semykin from Stupino 2 of the Russian Jr. League with pick No. 90.

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Bolts select LW Gabriel Fortier in second round

Fortier recorded 59 points in 66 games for Baie-Comeau of the QMJHL last season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

With their first selection of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning took Gabriel Fortier in the Second Round (59th overall).

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Lightning sign goaltender Louis Domingue to two-year contract

Domingue won seven of his 11 starts for the Bolts after being acquired from Arizona in November

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Louis Domingue (doh-MING, LOO-ee) to a two-year contract worth $1.15 million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

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