Behind the Scenes with Slater Koekkoek:

2012 Lightning Draft Board
Round Overall Player Nationality Position
1 #10 Slater Koekkoek Canada D
1 #19 (DET) Andrei Vasilevski Russia G
2 #40 Dylan Blujus USA D
2 #53 (FLA) Brian Hart USA RW
3 #71 Tanner Richard Canada C
4 #101 Cedric Paquette Canada C
5 #131 Traded to Boston along with Michel Ouellette in exchange for LW Benoit Pouliot
6 #161 Jake Dotchin Canada D
7 #202 (NSH) Nikita Gusev Russia LW
**Notes on pick trades will appear in this area
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Steve Yzerman reaction to the first round of the NHL Draft

Slater Koekkoek is excited to have been picked by Tampa Bay

Al Murray provides insight into the selection of Andrei Vasilevski

Lightning at the Draft Photo Gallery

Tampa Bay selects Slater Koekoek with the No. 10 pick

Tampa Bay selects Andrei Vasilevski with the No. 19 pick

First look at Koekkoek

First look at Vasilevski

A look back at notable second-round picks

Complete draft history

Bolts trade for LW Benoit Pouliot for Ouellette and 5th Round Pick
Lightning make six picks on Day 2 of the NHL Draft Second round pick Dylan Blujus meets with the media With grandparents who live in Tampa, Brian Hart is a natural fit
Draft reaction from Steve Yzerman, Guy Boucher and Al Murray Steve Yzerman, Al Murray and Guy Boucher discuss Benoit Pouliot Lightning third round draft pick Tanner Richard Lightning fourth round draft pick Cedric Paquette
Lightning sixth round draft pick Jake Dotchin      

Steve Yzerman Pre-Draft
Media Scrum in Pittsburgh

Brittany Zion reports in
from the 2012 NHL Draft

Yzerman talks about the
team's recent acquisitions

The Timing and Selection
of Goaltenders

The Year of the North
American Defenseman

Expect European Forwards
in Early Rounds

Bolts Dir. of Amateur
Scouting Al Murray - Part I

Bolts Dir. of Amateur
Scouting Al Murray - Part II

Bolts Dir. of Amateur
Scouting Al Murray - Part III