TAMPA – The strides made by Mikhail Sergachev in his first three years in a Tampa Bay Lightning sweater are like watching a timid freshman on campus at Yale earn summa cum laude honors before graduating.
He's moved to the top of the class.
With that growth now comes more responsibility, a higher profile role and more trust, including possibly replacing an All-Star on the power play just days before the Lightning are scheduled to open the season in defense of a Stanley Cup title.
Sergachev was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 draft, the second defensem...
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