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Lightning select Connor Kurth in the sixth round

With the 192nd overall pick in the sixth round, the Lightning have selected forward Connor Kurth. It’s been a trend for the Lightning in the draft over the past five or six years to target NCAA bound players, sometimes even overage one. Kurth continues that trend as he was passed over in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

In his draft year, Kurth played in 52 games in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, recording 15 goals and 41 points. He added 35 goals and 81 points in 62 games this past year for Dubuque. Kurth is committed to the University of Minnesota and will join the Golden Gophers next season.