19-Year-Old Center – Tampa Bay Lightning
Jonathan Drouin Contract Information:
Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Tampa Bay in July 2013. The deal carries a $3.225 million cap hit through 2015-16. He received a $92,500 signing bonus and will receive $925,000 per season if he makes the team ($70,000 in the AHL). There are performance bonuses of up to $2.3 million, driving up the cap hit.
Drouin (upper body) as shown little improvement in his injury over the last week and has been sent for further testing, reports Eric Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the best fantasy prospect of them all … at least as far as the 2013 Entry Draft goes? Drouin has it all – agility, vision, skill, hockey smarts, competitiveness, soft hands and more. Add in patience and he already has elite puck possession skills. He can play both wing and center, and is built in the same sub-six-foot style as offensive dynamos like Pavel Datsyuk or Patrick Kane. Yes, he’s that good. He was named CHL Player of the Year ahead of his teammate Nathan McKinnon and projects as a better point producer. Fantasy owners should target him as their top pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Then grab a wobbly pop, some popcorn and the remote, and get ready for the highlight reel moves … and goals. He could break camp on the first line. Yup, with Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis. Wow. Calder is calling.