Tampa Bay started the day with eight selections in the 2014 NHL Draft, two in the first round alone, but after making an afternoon trade with Vancouver, were left one short when the festivities in Philadelphia began.
Earlier Friday, the Lightning traded this year's second-round pick to the Canucks for 2015's seventh-round selection, defenseman Jason Garrison, and the rights to Notre Dame forward Jeff Costello.
With the 19th overall pick, Tampa Bay decided to solidify their blue-line, selecting D Anthony DeAngelo from Sarnia, Ontario.
Along with the newly re-signed two-way forward Ryan Callahan, the Lightning also acquired the 28th overall pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for Martin St. Louis on March 5th. The pick was originally a second-rounder, but conditions of the trade stipulated that the selection would become a first if NYR reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
At the deadline to make the selection, the Lightning traded that 28th overall pick to the New York Islanders for the Isles' two second round picks, Nos. 35 and 57 overall.
via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications:
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning selected defenseman Anthony DeAngelo in the first round, 19th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this evening, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Tampa Bay also traded the 28th overall selection to the New York Islanders in exchange for the 35th and 57th overall picks on Saturday.
DeAngelo, 18, skated in 51 games with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, posting 15 goals and 71 points to go along with 90 penalty minutes. He led all OHL defensemen for points and assists (56) last season. The 5-foot-11, 167-pound defenseman registered six of his 15 goals while on the power-play. DeAngelo set career highs for goals, assists, points and penalty minutes during the 2013-14 season. He also led all OHL defensemen for assists in 2012-13 with 49.
The Sewell, New Jersey native has skated in 181 career OHL games, all with the Sting over three seasons, recording 30 goals and 152 points to go along with 196 penalty minutes. DeAngelo has also appeared in 10 career OHL playoff games, collecting two goals and four points.
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