Future Watch: Anthony Cirelli Rookie Hockey Cards, Lightning

Future Watch: Anthony Cirelli Rookie Hockey Cards, LightningFuture Watch: Anthony Cirelli Rookie Hockey Cards, LightningAnthony Cirelli was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 72nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

He first starred with the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. He had 36 points in 68 games in the regular season and 10 in 21 playoff games. The next season, he had 21 goals and 59 points in 62 games. He was a captain that season and he had five points in five playoff games.

In 2017, he split time with Oshawa and later the Erie Otters. That season he made it to the Memorial Cup and lost. He was voted most Sportsmanlike Player in the tournament.

That season he also had a chance to play for team Canada in the 2017 World Junior Championship. He had seven points in seven games and took home a Silver Medal.

He ended that season with six playoff games with the AHL Syracuse Crunch, that was his second cup of coffee with the team.

In 2017-18, he started the year with Syracuse scoring 37 points in 51 games. He then caught on with the Tampa Bay Lightning late in the season. In 18 games the talented center scored five goals and added five helpers. He then went on a long playoff run with Tampa getting three points in 17 games and gaining a lot of experience.

Cirelli has a rookie card in 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. Collectors can also find his cards in MVP, Black Diamond, Parkhurst and O-Pee-Chee to name a few.

Here’s a look at a hard-working overtime goal:

This prospect has speed and a work ethic that has netted him nine goals and 14 points in his first 37 games in 2018. The Lightning have complete confidence in him and so should collectors at this point in time.

Future Watch: Anthony Cirelli Rookie Hockey Cards, Lightning – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
2017-18 20 TBL NHL 18 5 6 11 11 6 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 26 19.2 41 238 13:14 96 118 44.9 6 17 8 4
2018-19 21 TBL NHL 38 9 6 15 14 11 6 0 3 3 6 0 0 66 13.6 109 548 14:25 227 219 50.9 22 47 22 7
Career 2 yrs NHL 56 14 12 26 25 17 11 0 3 3 11 0 1 92 15.2 150 786 14:02 323 337 48.9 28 64 30 11
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/28/2018.

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