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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 / TampaBayLightning.com

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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