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Lightning prospect roundup: Raddysh reaches milestone

The 2016 second-round pick hit the 100-point mark on Sunday with the Erie Otters

by Kinsey Janke /

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, will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.


Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie Otters

Drafted 72nd overall (3rd Round) in 2015

Cirelli has points in his last three games since returning from injury, and with an assist in his last game before getting hurt, he's on a four-game point streak. Adding to a hat trick last Friday against Niagara, Cirell has seven points so far in the streak.

LW Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Drafted 44th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

Katchouk had an assist in last Friday's 6-0 blanking of Guelph, and has 54 points in 60 games to sit fifth in Soo scoring. He leads the league with six shorthanded goals.

C Christopher Paquette, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 148th overall (5th Round) in 2016

Paquette had three points (1G-2A) in the Petes' two weekend games, including the game-winning goal last Friday over Hamilton. He is sixth in Peterborough scoring with 46 points.

RW Taylor Raddysh, Erie Otters

Drafted 58th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

With his 200th career OHL point, Raddysh hit the 100-point mark with a three-point game on Sunday in a wild 9-7 loss to Niagara. He posted four points total in the Otters' two games over weekend, and is second in overall club scoring. He also leads the entire OHL in assists (62) and plus/minus (plus-64).

D Erik Cernak, Erie Otters

Drafted 43rd overall (2nd Round) by LAK in 2015

Cernak is fourth in defensemen scoring for the Otters with 18 points in 44 games.

D Matt Spencer, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 44th overall (2nd Round) in 2015

Spencer has a goal in two of his last three games, earning Third Star honors in both games. He added the overtime game-winner in a 5-4 triumph over Owen Sound last Thursday, and a first-period tally in an eventual 6-3 win over Barrie on Friday.

C Mitchell Stephens, London Knights

Drafted 33rd overall (2nd Round) in 2015

Stephens has points in three straight games, and seven points in his last six. He scored on the power play for London's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Windsor last Friday, and is fifth in Knights scoring with 51 points.

RW Jonne Tammela, Peterborough Petes

Drafted 118th overall (4th Round) in 2015

Tammela scored in his OHL debut on Nov. 8, but has played in just one game since, sidelined with a lower-body injury.

Western Hockey League (WHL)

D Libor Hajek, Saskatoon Blades

Drafted 37th overall (2nd Round) in 2016

Hajek set up the game-winning goal in yesterday's 2-1 overtime win over Red Deer and is now in second for Saskatoon defensemen scoring with 25 points.

C Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors

Drafted 27th overall (1st Round) in 2016

With four assists, Howden helped carry his Warriors to an 11-2 thumping of Kootenay on Sunday. He has six assists and a goal in his last three games, and is just two points off second overall in Moose Jaw scoring at 74 points.

G Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers

Drafted 88th overall (3rd Round) in 2016

Ingram is 24-13-2-2 on the year with a .927 save percentage, a 2.45 goals-against, and five shutouts. He is second in the WHL among all goaltenders in all three categories (save percentage, goals-against, and shutouts).

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

LW Boko Imama, Saint John Sea Dogs

Drafted 180th overall (6th Round) in 2015

Imama has been held off the scoresheet his last two games, but continues to lead Saint John in goals (38) and is fourth in scoring with 52 points.

RW Mathieu Joseph, Saint John Sea Dogs

Drafted 120th overall (4th Round) in 2015

Joseph went pointless in yesterday's game, but posted seven points in his first three games of the month to keep on rolling through the season. He is second in scoring with 74 points.

C Otto Somppi, Halifax Mooseheads

Drafted 206th overall (7th Round) in 2016

He's yet to point in March, but Somppi's 39 points on the year has him fifth in Mooseheads scoring. In his second season in the QMJHL, he has surpassed his previous goal total (13) with 15 goals so far this year and has done so in two less games.

LW Dennis Yan, Shawinigan Cataractes

Drafted 64th overall (3rd Round) in 2015

Yan posted a three-point game last Friday in a 6-5 loss to Drummondville, and continues to lead his team in goals (42) and scoring (70 points).


F Ross Colton, U. of Vermont (Hockey East)

Drafted 118th overall (4th Round) in 2016

Colton is second on his team in goals (11), tied for first in assists (15) and is second in points (26) through 32 games as a freshman.

F Ryan Lohin, UMass Lowell (Hockey East)

Drafted 208th overall (7th Round) in 2016

Lohin is sixth in scoring with 22 points in 34 games for the River Hawks as a freshman forward.

D John MacLeod, Boston University (Hockey East)

Drafted 57th overall (2nd Round) in 2014

MacLeod has two goals and eight points from the blueline in 29 games for the Terriers as a junior with a plus-8 rating and 29 shots on goal.

G Kris Oldham, U. of Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

Drafted 153rd overall (6th Round) in 2015

Through nine starts, Oldham has a 5-3-1 record for UNO, with a 3.38 goals-against and a .895 save percentage.

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, U. of Minnesota (Big-10)

Drafted 150th overall (5th Round) in 2015

Zuhlsdorf has two goals and three assists through 33 games with the Gophers this season, and is a plus-12 with 27 shots on goal.


Cory Conacher has 12 multi-point games to lead the Crunch this season … Matt Taormina is second in scoring among all AHL defensemen with 47 points … Byron Froese's 24 goals paces the team.


"He moves the puck well. He's big, he's strong, he's physical. He's a solid all-around defender. He's a good young defense prospect." - Lightning director of player development Stacy Roest on Cernak

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