He was generally in the 25-40 point range, but also missed significant time in four of his seven seasons. ... (1991/1992, 2016/2017) and the Red Wings (1997/1998) have managed to win back-to-back championships. The two best players available for our pick here are Huselius and a fellow swede, defenseman Henrik Tallinder. He finished his career with seven 20-goal seasons. Visit ESPN to view the Tampa Bay Lightning team roster for the current season Visit FOXSports.com to view the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning roster for the current soccer season. He played for two years with Dynamo Moscow before returning to Lokomotiv for the 2010-11 season serving as the team Captain. Plays in National Hockey League ; Team colours Blue + White ; Town Tampa, FL, USA; Founded 1992 ; ROSTER; STATS; DEPTH CHART; IN THE SYSTEM; LINES; 1997-1998 Roster Watch live games and get the NHL schedule, scores, standings, rumors, fantasy games and more on NBCSports.com. 12 Alex Barre-Boulet 5'9 172 5/21/1997 Montmagny, Quebec Syracuse (AHL) Tampa Bay 41 Henry Bowlby 6'1 194 2/26/1997 Edina, Minnesota Harvard (NCAA) Florida 22 â¦ â¦ Get players' names, positions, ages and more. He was a consistent 20 goal, 50 point player for the Phoenix Coyotes after being traded there from the St. Louis Blues. Live Tampa Bay Lightning news and talk from Twitter, Posting Guidelines / Community Standards for Raw Charge, Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Mulligan: The 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Tampa Bay Lightning renew rivalry with overtime win over Columbus. Maybe the team has another Stanley Cup in the trophy case. As of September 28, 2020, 46 goaltenders and 367 skaters (forwards and defensemen) have appeared in at least one regular-season and/or playoff game with the Tampa Bay Lightning since the team joined the league in the 1992–93 NHL season. Pretty crazy that the picks were traded so far apart but ended up so close together. He mixed in some half point per game seasons with a handful of higher end seasons, much like Huselius. View photo gallery [45 photos of 49 players] Current Tampa Bay Lightning Roster - NHL Hockey Roster - USA TODAY. There are lots of trickle down effects that could happen in such a case. He also had two seasons of 61 points. What if we could take a mulligan on a Tampa Bay Lightning draft, and re-do the picks the team made? His career highs came in 2006-07 when he had 34 goals, 43 assists, and 77 points. Original Pick: F Derek Schutz, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Maxim Afinogenov, 651 GP, 158 goals, 237 assists, 395 points. A native of Slovakia, Nagy wasnât an overly huge player, but he was a solid winger throughout his career. When the team won its only other Stanley Cup title in 2004, Tampa Bay didnât get a chance to defend the following year because labor strife forced cancellation of the 2004-05 season. The Lightning took 12 players in the draft with five eventually reaching the NHL, but only one made it past 40 games and six points. They both made it past 650 games. The 1996â97 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the Lightning's fifth season of operation. Calder was a bottom-of-the-line-up forward who had a really good four year run with the Blackhawks that account for almost two-thirds of his points early in his career. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Tampa_Bay_Lightning_players&oldid=1000027394, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 04:33. He was unfortunately on a flight with the team when the plane crashed, killing all but one of the 45 people on board. He had a decent stretch in the middle of his NHL career where he was in the upper 20s and low 30s point range, but never got to the 35 point mark in his career. Team Facts. Name Pos. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the first time in team history in 2004 and a second time in 2020. Heâs still going strong at 40 years old recording 34 goals and 61 points in 48 games for HC Kosice in Slovakia last year. Women's Fanatics Branded Blue/White Tampa Bay Lightning Iconic Clutch Half-Zip Mock Neck Pullover Jacket Reg. Any trades that were made at the draft, including trading draft picks away, can be undone if there is no player worthy of the pick the team traded for, or if there is a star player the team could have selected instead of trading away the pick. NBCSNâs coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Wednesdayâs matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. League Search Page-> NHL-> 1998-99-> Tampa Bay Lightning-> Roster & Statistics. This wasnât a particularly great second round, even though the first round had some real big hitters. He put up three 50+ point seasons and 5 40+ point seasons in his career. Losing your top player, cap issues or not, is a big blow. For example, a player who played one game in the 2000–2001 season would be listed as playing with the team from 2000–2001, regardless of what calendar year the game occurred within. Huselius though was a steady 20 goal, 45 point producer through the early part of his career. Tampa Bay Lightning lose to Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets: Blake Coleman likely to play, McElhinney not. Chimera was never a high end player, but he did come on a bit more towards the end of his career, scoring 20 goals on the dot three times with 39, 40, and 42 points in those three seasons. He won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins and also won the King Clancy award. 1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning (17-28-3) - Roster - Stats - Results 1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning (38-32-12) - Roster - Stats - Results 1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning (32-40-10) - Roster - Stats - Results 1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning (17-55-10) - Roster - Stats - Results 1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning â¦ Founded in 1992 as an expansion team along with the Ottawa Senators, 413 different players have played with the Lightning. Slopintsev was the second most successful player of the Lightningâs draft class after Mara. Comprehensive and up-to-date Tampa Bay Lightning news, scores, schedule, stats and roster SUBSCRIBE NOW to get home delivery. This is a complete list of ice hockey players who have played for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL). $59.99. Otherwise, he likely would have made it to 1,000 games. He perhaps could have lasted longer in the NHL, but instead decided to go play in Europe. Original Pick: D Paul Mara, 734 GP, 64 goals, 189 assists, 253 points, New Pick: F Marian Hossa, 1,309 GP, 525 goals, 609 assists, 1,134. He finished out his career with the Edmonton Oilers where he was the Captain for two seasons. 1997 is one of those years where there was one pretty good pick at the top of the draft, and then a bunch of not so good picks the rest of the way. Original Pick: D Shawn Skolney, never appeared in the NHL, New Pick: D Andrew Ference, 907 GP, 43 goals, 182 assists, 225 points. The Lightningâs own pick, which would have been 114th overall, was traded even earlier than that in March 1995. His lack of postseason hardware, other than three Stanley Cups, may keep him out of the Hall of Fame, but thereâs a chance he could make it in. Finally. SUBSCRIBE NOW to get home delivery. He only appeared in six games during 2015-16 and had to retire due to hip surgery with that season and another left on his contract. Shop Tampa Bay Gear. Imagine having Hossa with this pick, and then having Lecavalier the next year. Height (CM) Weight (KG) DOB Hometown 1996-97 Team NHL Rights; Blake Bellefeuille: F: 5-10 (179) 209 (95) 12/27/1977: Framingham, Mass. He came over to play with the Ottawa Senators for six years and then one year with the Vancouver Canucks before retiring after the 2003-04 season. If there was someone else available that had showed more in the NHL, then I would have taken him. I bunched these three together because the picks came in quick succession, and because all three picks were acquired in trades. Arvedson was an overage pick out of Sweden. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. The Lightning have the 7th overall pick, so we should have some interesting decisions to make there. Campbell averaged 22:06 TOI in his career, but for his five years in Florida in his 30s, he averaged 25:02. Once he moved on from the Blackhawks, his point output dropped significantly and he last played in the NHL in 2009-10. He reached his peak with a couple years in Calgary and then another couple years in Columbus in his late 20s and early 30s. Campbell, however, is a stand out. Pierre-Luc Dubois is another star his coach has thrown away. Afinogenovâs career in the NHL was fairly short as he only played 10 seasons before returning to Russia, where he is still playing. While the 1998 draft is, and likely will be, the best Lightning draft ever, there were still a lot of great draft picks in these early years. The Lightning are back on the ice. The Lightning have had five players, Dave Andreychuk, Dino Ciccarelli, Mark Recchi, Denis Savard, and Martin St. Louis, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. While the Lightning did make a good pick in Paul Mara, there was an even better player on the board. Tallinder was a solid top four defenseman averaging just over 20 minutes TOI in his career, but he only made it to 20 points twice in his career. Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets: Will the Bolts extend their winning streak? Tampa Bay Lightning NHL. 1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning roster and statistics. Itâs a â¦ This is to give some reality to the possibility of having made the ârightâ pick according to who was available and who might have been on the draft board at the time. With over 1,300 games and 1,100 points, Hossa has put himself into the conversation for the Hall of Fame due to the longevity of his career and accumulation of stats. Unfortunately, theyâre not here, so weâre forced with Thornton...and, yes, there are plenty of reasons to hate him. Maybe the team isnât where it is now. Game-by-game results. He added two other 60+ point seasons after that as well. Original Pick: F Justin Jack, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Ladislav Nagy, 435 GP, 115 goals, 196 assists, 311 points. Rachunek stayed in the Czech Republic for a couple years after he was drafted before coming to North America. The rules for this Mulligan are that I can only select a player that was drafted within the next 20 draft picks after the Lightningâs selection. Stephens signed a two-year, $1.475 million extension with the Lightning on Wednesday.. Stephens was a part-time player for Tampa Bay in 2019-20, picking up three goals and three helpers in â¦ He was a third liner for the Blues averaging 12:54 TOI, but moved up the line up and average 17:14 with the Coyotes and correspondingly increased his production with four straight years in the 50 point range. Laaksonen is an interesting player as he is from Finland, but came to the United States to play for the University of Denver for four years. Afinogenov made the decision easy with only two other players available that made it into the 300+ game range. Story Links SYRACUSE, N.Y. â The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a number of roster moves today in preparation for opening night on Wednesday, Jan. 13, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced. Shop Tampa Bay Gear. The next two seasons he was in Ottawa full time. He lasted a long time in the NHL, including winning two Stanley Cups. They could have been a dynamic duo. Heâs also picked up a lot of medals in his career with Team Russia: U20 WJC Gold and Silver, World Championship Gold, Silver (2), and Bronze, and an Olympic Bronze. Statistics complete as of the 2019–2020 NHL season. Head Coach: Jacques Demers (19-54-9-0) Assistant Coach: Rick Paterson Assistant Coach: Paulin Bordeleau. Original Pick: D Mark Thompson, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Jason Chimera, 1,107 GP, 186 goals, 229 assists, 415 points, Original Pick: F Jan Sulc, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Magnus Arvedson, 434 GP, 100 goals, 124 assists, 224 points, Original Pick: D Karel Betik, 3 GP, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points, New Pick: F Kyle Calder, 590 GP, 114 goals, 180 assists, 294 points. Yeah, sometimes it was just one or two good players, but there were some major hits in here. Boston College (NCAA) The Lightning have assigned 10 players to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, while also placing three players on waivers with the intention of â¦ The Tampa Bay Lightning entered Saturday afternoonâs tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets trying to do something a Stanley Cup Champion hasnât done since the 1997 â¦ NEW LOOK. He was out of the NHL after 2006-07 and played a few years in Europe before retiring after 2009-10. Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Mulligan: The 1998 NHL Entry Draft The Lightning took 12 players in the draft with five eventually reaching the NHL, but only one made it â¦ Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster Up next: New name for St. Petersburg's bowl game: the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl The "Seasons" column lists the first year of the season of the player's first game and the last year of the season of the player's last game. The 1997â98 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the Lightning's sixth season of operation. That means that I canât turn a bust of a first round pick into a super star long shot seventh rounder. He was drafted after his senior season as an overage pick. Center Cedric Paquette and defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, Braydon Coburn and Zach Bogosian are gone, and the Lightning havenât done a lot to replace them. Women's Fanatics Branded Black Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 Stanley Cup Champions Lord Stanley Signature Roster V-Neck T-Shirt Reg. Maybe some of its future draft picks donât get made because the team ended up being better and got worse picks in future drafts. The Lightning didnât make a 4th round pick, but had two extra picks in the 5th and 7th rounds. Original Pick: D Andrei Skopintsev, 40 GP, 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points, New Pick: D Brian Campbell, 1,082 GP, 87 goals, 417 assists, 504 points. As I said last week with the 1998 Draft Mulligan, weâve gotten into the Lightningâs good drafts. Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule, Roster, News, and Rumors | Raw Charge, Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Mulligan: The 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Lightning Round: John Tortorella always makes things worse. Original Pick: G Evan Lindsay, never Appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Kristian Huselius, 662 GP, 190 goals, 261 assists, 451 points. The AHL released the 2020-21 regular season schedule. While he never won a Norris, nor was a Norris Finalist, he was a second team All-Star twice and won the Lady Byng in 2011-12 with the Florida Panthers when he had 53 points and just 6 PIMs in 82 games. He lasted a long time in the NHL though before hanging up the skates after the 2017-18 season. He split the 2004 lockout season between the Czech Republic and Lokomotiv and remained with Lokomotiv for the 2005-06 season. He also put up five points in seven World Championship games for Team Slovakia this season. Click to view Player Register. It includes players that have played at least one regular season or playoff game for the Tampa Bay Lightning since the franchise was established in 1992. The roster, scoring and goaltender statistics for the 1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning playing in the NHL. Rachunek returned to Lokomotiv for the 2011-12 season. In total, the Lightning traded Shawn Burr, Petr Klima, and Alexander Semak for these picks in 1997, 1996, and 1995 respectively. He made an NHL return playing a year each with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils before returning to Rrssia. He sat out the start of the 2002-03 season, playing nine games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Russia before re-signing with the Sens and continuing his season in the NHL. As of September 28, 2020, 46 goaltenders and 367 skaters (forwards and defensemen) have appeared in at least one regular-season and/or playoff game with the Tampa Bay Lightning since the team joined the league in the 1992â93 NHL season.The 413 all-time members of the Lightning are listed below, with statistics complete through the end of the 2019â20 season. He topped out in 2005-06 with 73 points. He debuted in 1999-00 with the Ottawa Senators playing in six games, but spend most of the year in the IHL. Original Pick: F Smuel St-Pierre, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Antti Laaksonen, 483 GP, 81 goals, 87 assists, 168 points. Original Pick: F Paul Comrie, 15 GP, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points, New Pick: D Karel Rachunek, 371 GP, 22 goals, 118 assists, 140 points. A steady defenseman, Ference played 17 years in the NHL and almost reached that 1,000 games milestone. ET on NBCSN. The Tampa Bay Lightning took a big hit today as they announced Nikita Kucherov will have hip surgery and be out for the regular season. Current Tampa Bay Lightning Roster - NHL Hockey Roster - USA TODAY. All stats are as of the regular season finale of the 2018-19 season. Original Pick: F Eero Somervuori, never appeared in NHL, New Pick: F Shawn Thornton, 705 GP, 42 goals, 60 assists, 102 points. Heâs actually 7 years older than Chimera. Tampa Bay Lightning - NHL - hockey team page with roster, stats, transactions at Eliteprospects.com $59.99. He was traded at the deadline to the Dallas Stars in 2006-07 and then played a half season with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. Tampa Bay Lightning; Toronto Maple ... the first time they have not managed even one point in the seasonâs first three games since 1997-98. So letâs get to it! He did a lot of his damage on the power play, but was also quite capable at even strength getting at least 15 even strength assists in eight seasons. 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