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Lightning venture to Vancouver with six picks in 2019 NHL Draft

First round kicks off Friday night with the Bolts owning the 27th overall selection

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning hold a total of six picks at the 2019 NHL Draft, which gets underway with picks 1-31 on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 1 p.m. ET (NHL Network). The Lightning's 2019 Draft is presented by Florida Blue.

The Lightning retain the entirety of their selections, including the 27th overall pick in the first round, except for two. Tampa Bay sent their second-round pick to the New York Rangers as part of a package that acquired defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller. The Lightning exchanged their fifth-round pick for Chicago's seventh in the trade that brought Jan Rutta to Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay has picked 27th overall on two other occasions. In 2016, the Bolts selected forward Brett Howden from the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL and drafted center Vladislav Namestnikov from the London Knights of the OHL in 2011. 

Pick Summary:
Round 1 | 27th overall
Round 3 | 89th overall
Round 4 | 120th overall
Round 6 | 182nd overall
Round 7 | 198th overall (from CHI)
Round 7 | 213th overall 

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