After going without a selection in the fourth and fifth rounds at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning had two picks in the sixth round.
With the first of those selections at No. 169 overall, the Bolts took Nicklaus Perbix, a 6-foot-2, 191-pound, right-hand shot defenseman from Elk River High School in Elk River, Minn., where he served as team captain last season.
In his senior season at Elk River, Perbix put up 10 goals and 30 assists for 40 points, all career highs. Perbix finished his high school career with 82 points (19 goals, 63 assists) in 120 games.
Perbix, who just turned 19 on June 15, is slated to play for St. Cloud State University in the upcoming season.