NHL Draft Lottery: Lightning End Up With No. 10 Pick

Mar. 6, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning players and fans celebrate after a scored goal during the second period against the Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Ottawa Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Lightning earned the No. 10 pick in the first round of June's NHL Draft. What player could be a selection for the Lightning in an early mock draft?

The Tampa Bay Lightning wound up with the No. 10 overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft after Tuesday's draft lottery. The Lightning have not only this pick but also the Detroit Red Wings' first round pick which as of now stands at No. 23. That could change given how the post season unfolds.

In an early mock draft done by NHL analyst Craig Button, the Lightning select defenseman Morgan Reilly of the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. Here is a bit of his profile from NHL.com courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times.

Rielly recorded 18 points (3-15--18) in 18 games during the 2011-12 season before suffering a season ending knee injury.

In 2010-11, he led the Moose Jaw Warriors in rookie scoring and was second among defensemen with 28 points (6-22--28) in 65 games.

He is still coming off of knee surgery so he may not be available to play right away in the minors, but a player with as much promise as he has would be a great addition to the Lightning.

For more on this and all things Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, head over to Raw Charge.

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