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Lightning Select Jonathan Drouin With Top Pick

The pick is finally in. With the third pick in the NHL entry draft Sunday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Jonathan Drouin from the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Lightning selected Drouin over defenseman Seth Jones, who many thought would go first overall.

Here is the announcement from the team announcing the pick:

TAMPA BAY ? The Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Jonathan Drouin with the third overall pick of the 2013

NHL Entry Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this afternoon, vice president and general

manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Drouin, 18, skated in 49 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last

season, registering 41 goals and 105 points to go along with 32 penalty minutes. He ranked first on the

Mooseheads in goals, assists (64), points and shorthanded goals with four. The Ste-Agathe, Quebec native also

led for all Moosehead forwards with a plus-48 rating during the regular season. He ranked second in the QMJHL

in points, third in assists and ranked tied for seventh for goals. Drouin also skated in 17 playoff games, recording

12 goals and 35 points with 14 penalty minutes. He helped the Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup, recording five

assists in the championship game against the Portland Winterhawks.

Drouin was named as the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year and was the QMJHL?s Michel Briere winner

as the most valuable player. He was also named the QMJHL First All-Star Team, won the Michael Bossy Trophy

as the QMJHL?s top draft prospect and was the QMJHL?s Playoff MVP.

The 5-foot-11, 176-pound forward has skated in 82 career QMJHL games, all with Halifax, notching 48 goals and

134 points to go along with a plus-43 rating. Drouin has also played in 34 career playoff games, tallying 21 goals

and 61 points to go along with a plus-28 rating.

Drouin skated in six games with Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF Junior World U-20 Championships in Ufa,

Russia, recording two goals and four points in six games.

Drouin?s Career Statistics

Regular Season Playoffs

Season Team League GP G A TP +/- PIM GP G A TP PIM

2011-12 Halifax QMJHL 33 7 22 29 - 12 17 9 17 26 4

2012-13 Halifax QMJHL 49 41 64 105 - 32 17 12 23 35 14


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