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Lightning select C Cole Guttman in sixth round of NHL Draft

Guttman scored 54 points in 53 games for Dubuque Fightning Saints in USHL

by Bryan Burns /

The Tampa Bay Lightning had two selections in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and with the second of those picks (180th overall), the Bolts took 18-year-old center Cole Guttman from Northridge, Calif.

Guttman averaged over a point a game for Dubuque of the USHL in 2016-17, notching 27 goals and 27 assists in 53 regular season games. In the playoffs, Guttman chipped in a goal and three assists in six games for the Fighting Saints.

Guttman has been named Dubuque's captain for the upcoming season.

The 5-foot-9, 163-pound Guttman is committed to St. Cloud State University for 2018-19.

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