Right-winger Stan Drulia played 24 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992-93. He was a dangerous offensive player who put up imposing numbers in junior and the minors.
Born in Elmira, New York, Drulia was chosen 214th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1986 after amassing an OHL record 488 career points for three different teams. After recording 145 points and helping the Niagara Falls Thunder reach the league final in 1989, Drulia suffered through an injury plagued rookie year as a pro in the IHL and AHL. The next season he rebounded by leading the ECHL with 63 goals and 140 points as a member of the Knoxville Cherokees. Drulia was named the league's most valuable player and placed on its first all-star team. After scoring 49 goals for the New Haven Nighthawks and making the AHL second all-star team, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning as they were assembling their inaugural season roster.
Drulia played 24 games for Tampa that year but the club wanted to give other people a chance to play. He spent several years in the IHL including a 54-goal performance on the IHL's Atlanta Knights when they won the Turner Cup in 1994.