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Former RoughRider DeAngelo Picked in NHL Draft's First Round

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defenseman Anthony DeAngelo was taken 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lighting in the first round of the National Hockey League Draft on Friday night.

DeAngelo played for the Riders in the 2010-11 season, scoring a goal and adding 14 assists in 28 games. His season was cut short by a broken leg.

The suburban Philadelphia resident played major junior hockey the past three seasons for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. He had 15 goals and 71 points in 51 games in 2013-14.

DeAngelo was suspended for eight games for directing a slur at a teammate.

“This is a dream come true, and going to Tampa Bay is an unbelievable feeling,” DeAngelo told reporters after being selected.