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Video: No. 3 overall pick Drouin wants to ‘top-six’ role with Lightning

Jul 8, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

Jonathan Drouin, the third overall pick in this year’s NHL draft, took to the ice on the first day of Tampa Bay Lightning development camp over the weekend, before meeting with the media to discuss his role on the team.

“Obviously I’m an offensive guy, so I don’t think I’ll be playing third line, fourth line, stuff like that,” Drouin told reporters.

“I want to be in the top six…I’ll just play the same way I’ve been playing and they’re going to choose.”

Drouin, who signed an entry level deal with the Lightning on Friday, scored 41 goals and had 105 points in 49 games with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads this past season.

  1. jaybertx - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what this kid can do in the NHL. Some of his highlights with the Mooseheads are just plain sick.

    • polegojim - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Yes… and love to see a hungry young man who will drive others to be better.

      Reality will create some modesty… but if you don’t aim high… you’ll always settle low

  2. tbbolts91 - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    The Bolts could definitely use a playmaker like him on the high lines. Welcome to the team!

  3. jovocop2112 - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Well he sure blew Vasilevsky away

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  5. peterjohnjoseph - Jul 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I’m not sure if its nerves, but every time I hear this kid in an interview he talks to fast I can hardly understand him. Its almost like he strings 4 words into one and mumbles them out. I guess the good news is, his talking skills off ice have absolutely no impact on his on ice skill, which, from what I can see, if absolutely sick. I love hearing a kid with some confidence in him game. If it doesn’t push him directly into a top 6 roll, it will surely push others to fight for the spot.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Jul 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      *is absolutely sick. See, no one is perfect with the English language.

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