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Bolts trade up to draft F Jack Finley in Round 2

Finley had 57 points in 61 games last season for Spokane in the WHL

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL /

Tampa Bay didn't have a selection in the 2020 NHL Draft until the last pick in the Second Round.

But the Lightning traded up to get an earlier pick, trading up with Montreal to get the 57th pick and selecting Jack Finley from Spokane of the Western Hockey League.

Finley, a center measuring in at 6-foot-5, 213 pounds, scored 19 goals and recorded 57 points in 61 games for the Chiefs.

The Lightning traded their Fourth Round pick in the 2020 Draft (No. 124 overall) and their Second Round selection in the 2021 Draft to Montreal in order to move up and take Finley.

The 18-year-old right-hand shot center is the son of former NHL player Jeff Finley, who played 708 games in the NHL with the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. 

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