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Lightning select G Hugo Alnefelt with third-round pick

Alnefelt had a 2.59 goals-against average in 24 appearances with HV 71 of the Swedish junior league last season

by Bryan Burns /

Using the third-round selection (71st overall) they received from Vancouver in the trade of J.T. Miller, the Tampa Bay Lightning chose Swedish goaltender Hugo Alnefelt, the second-ranked European goalie by NHL Central Scouting entering the draft.

The 6-foot-3, 183-pound, left-handed-catching Alnefelt played for HV 71 of the Swedish junior league in 2018-19, registering a 2.59 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 24 appearances.

Alnefelt also featured for Sweden at the 2019 IIHF under-18 World Championships, where he compiled a 2.75 GAA, .921 save percentage and one shutout in five games.

Alnefelt was picked with one of two third-round selections the Lightning have on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft. The Bolts also own pick No. 89 overall in the third round.

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