Yanni Gourde is tenaciously making the most of his ice time as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s second line. It would probably would not come to the surprise of anyone that Gourde is the least known forward of Tampa’s top six.
He plays on the same line as last year’s surprise rookie, Brayden Point and with former Triplet, Ondrej Palat. Gourde’s height on the roster is listed at 5’9”. Only Tyler Johnson keeps Gourde from having the distinction of being the smallest Lightning.
Maybe one reason some people overlook Gourde is his size but that belies what is seen on the ice. He often plays sever...
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