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Lightning select Libor Hajek with No. 37 pick at NHL Draft

by Bryan Burns / Tampa Bay Lightning

BUFFALO, N.Y. - With two picks already in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded up to get one more second rounder.

The Lightning traded defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, the Bolts’ first round pick in the 2014 draft, to Arizona for pick No. 37.

With the newly-acquired pick, the Lightning selected Libor Hajek, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound defenseman from Smrcek, Czech Republic.

Hajek played the 2015-16 season with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. The left-handed shot led had three goals and 23 assists and led all Saskatoon rookies in assists and points (26).

Hajek played for the Czech Republic in the last two editions of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial and helped his team to the silver medal in 2014.

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