Shortly after Tampa Bay took defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, the latest first-round selection from the Sarnia Sting chosen by the Lightning received a text message from another Sarnia alumni chosen by Tampa Bay in the first round — Steven Stamkos.

“He texted me right after the draft. Obviously he played for the Sting, so I thought that was nice,’’ DeAngelo said. “He just said he heard a lot of great things about me and he was looking forward to meeting me at camp and said congratulations. So that was a nice text.’’

DeAngelo brings an electric offensive style to his game — he led the Ontario Hockey League with 79 points in 51 games. With that type of offensive potential, it’s difficult not to envision DeAngelo slipping a puck across the ice into the shooting lane for Stamkos to step into and one-time a laser into the net.

“It’s fun to think about. All you have to do is slide the puck over and the chance is it might be going in,’’ DeAngelo said. “But for right now, I’m just going to try to keep getting better, work on my game and hopefully one day I can be doing that.’’

Some of those steps were taken over the weekend at the Lightning summer development camp. And while Tampa Bay had a fair share of notable prospects participate, DeAngelo did his best to stand out, particularly in the 3-on-3 tournament. He finished with six goals and 13 points as his team captured the championship.

“He’s a guy that controls the game from the back end and can really skate and can really move the puck,’’ Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said. “I think your first impression of him, the way he wears his equipment, the way he skates, and he’s a right-handed shot, it’s a good comparison to Dan Boyle. I don’t know if he’s going to turn into Dan Boyle, but we’d be thrilled if he did. But that’s who he reminds me of and the style of game that he has.’’

Some of those offensive skills stem from DeAngelo’s pre-teen days when he played forward, where he labeled himself as a two-way center in the mold of Mike Richards. But even as he twirled up and down the ice as a forward, his youth coach envisioned him as a defenseman. DeAngelo moved back to the blue line around the age of 11 and he’s never looked back.