Tampa Bay got their first look at Mikhail Sergachev when he took to the ice for development camp.
"He's big and he's thick," said AHL Syracuse coach Benoit Groulx. "You can tell he's going to be an outstanding player, there's no doubt about it. He's mobile, passes the puck hard, shoots the puck. I was very impressed with him." Sergachev is excited to play for the Lightning and he could be on the roster as early as next season. However, he thinks he still has to get faster and stronger based on the four games he played for Montreal last season. Sergachev was obtained in the trade that sent Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens and he has a bright future ahead of him.