With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, TampaBayLightning.com will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the United States Hockey League (USHL), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.
CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE (CHL)
Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
LW Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Drafted 44th overall (2nd Round) in 2016
Katchouk scored a goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Ottawa to extend his point streak to five games (5G-4A). His 23 goals lead the Soo and is tied for the OHL lead.
C Alexey Lipanov, Barrie Colts
Drafted 76th overall (3rd Round) in 2017
He went pointless on Sunday, but Lipanov added a power play assist in Barrie's 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night. His 23 points in 25 games for third in Colts' scoring.
C Christopher Paquette, Peterborough Petes
Drafted 148th overall (5th Round) in 2016
Through 23 games, Paquette has eight goals and two assists.
RW Taylor Raddysh, Erie Otters
Drafted 58th overall (2nd Round) in 2016
Raddysh pushed his point streak to five games with an assist on Sunday. He has three goals and five assists in that span. He leads the Otters in points (39) and assists (26).
Western Hockey League (WHL)
D Cal Foote, Kelowna Rockets
Drafted 14th overall (1st Round) in 2017
Foote has three points in his last three games, including a power play assist on his brother Nolan's goal in Kelowna's 5-2 win over Kootenay on Saturday night. His 26 points lead all Rockets' defensemen.
D Libor Hajek, Saskatoon Blades
Drafted 37th overall (2nd Round) in 2016
He's been held off the scoresheet his last two games, but Hajek still paces all Blades' defensemen with 21 points and is third overall in club scoring.
C Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Drafted 27th overall (1st Round) in 2016
Howden was held out of Moose Jaw's Dec. 1 game with an injury, but put up a goal and two assists in his last action on Nov. 28 with his team. Despite missing time, Howden is still sixth in Warriors scoring with 27 points.
D Oleg Sosunov, Moose Jaw Warriors
Drafted 178th overall (6th Round) in 2016
Sosunov is second in Moose Jaw defensive scoring with 14 points in 28 games, and has assists in three-straight games.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
C Otto Somppi, Halifax Mooseheads
Drafted 206th overall (7th Round) in 2016
With a goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over Val-d'Or, Somppi has points in three-straight and has nine points in his last six games.
UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE (USHL)
C Cole Guttman, Dubuque Fighting Saints
Drafted 180th overall (6th Round) in 2017
With the OT game-winner Friday night over Cedar Rapids, Guttman has scored the game-winning goal in two of his last three games. He was named First Star of Friday's game and now has 11 points in 17 games.
D Nick Perbix, Omaha Lancers
Drafted 169th overall (6th Round) in 2017
Perbix recorded two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over Des Moines to push his point streak to four games (5A).
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
F Ross Colton, U. of Vermont (Hockey East)
Drafted 118th overall (4th Round) in 2016
After a four-point weekend in a split with Maine, Colton continues to lead his Catamounts squad with 12 points in 15 games (10G-2A).
F Ryan Lohin, UMass Lowell (Hockey East)
Drafted 208th overall (7th Round) in 2016
Lohin continues to lead his team in scoring (14 points), assists (9), and is tied for the team lead in goals (5).
D John MacLeod, Boston University (Hockey East)
Drafted 57th overall (2nd Round) in 2014
In his senior season on the Terriers' blueline, MacLeod has recorded one assist in five games.
G Kris Oldham, U. of Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)
Drafted 153rd overall (6th Round) in 2015
Oldham is 0-1-1 with a 3.44 goals-against and a .882 save percentage.
D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, U. of Minnesota (Big Ten)
Drafted 150th overall (5th Round) in 2015
Zuhlsdorf has eight assists through 18 games so far this season for his Gophers.
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE - SYRACUSE CRUNCH
The Crunch are currently riding a six-game winning streak, posting wins over Rochester (Buffalo), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Pittsburgh), Toronto (Toronto), Laval (Montreal), and Belleville (Ottawa) in the process … Matthew Peca leads all Crunch skaters with 13 points … Since joining Syracuse, Louis Domingue is 4-2-0 with a 2.17 goals against and a .923 save percentage.