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Forward Jonathan Drouin, the third overall selection in this years NHL draft, was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced Friday.
Drouin will participate in the Lightnings annual development camp that begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Brandon, Fla.
Drouin, 18, played 49 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season and earned 41 goals and 105 points. He led his team in goals, assists (64) and in shorthanded goals with four.
The native of Ste-Agathe, Quebec, was named the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's most valuable player. At 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, Drouin played 82 career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League games, all with Halifax. He has earned 48 goals and 134 points to go with a plus-43 rating.
The Lightning also agreed to a five-year, 25-million contract with unrestricted free agent forward Valtteri Filppula.
Filppula scored nine goals and 17 points in 41 games with the Detroit Red Wings last season.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed the third overall selection of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Jonathan Drouin, to a three-year, entry level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Drouin will be participating in the Lightning’s annual development camp which kicks off tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. Drouin, 18, skated...
Yowza, the Tampa Bay Lightning wasted no time inking their top pick to a deal:
#Tblightning have signed Jonathan Drouin to a three-year entry level contract
— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) July 5, 2013
A week after buying out Vincent Lecavalier’s contract, the Tampa Bay Lightning sign Detroit Red Wings free agent center Valtteri Filppula, according multiple reports. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted the contract details. As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M per year with TB. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013 Filppula played seven seasons...
Good depth signing...
#NYR agree to terms with LW Benoit Pouliot, 26, who played for the Lightning last season. Former fourth overall pick in 2005 by Wild.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) July 5, 2013
A person familiar with negotiations has confirmed that the Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to sign free-agent forward Valtteri Filppula to a five-year, $25 million contract.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Lightning had not announced the deal Friday, the first day of the NHL's free agency period. ESPN.com first reported the agreement.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Walker, 25, skated in 51 games last season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and 20 points to go along with 55 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward ranked 11th on the...
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Valtteri Filppula to a five-year, $25MM contract. Filppula, 29, will replace Vincent Lecavalier as the team's second line center. A former Detroit Red Wing, he was reportedly sought after by a handful of teams before ultimately deciding to join the Lightning.
As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M...
Unlikely Paul Ranger decides to return to the NHL before tomorrow, but he hasn't rule out returning. So many teams will be interested...
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 4, 2013
I believe the final 3 on Daniel Briere are the Devils, Predators and Habs
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 4, 2013
Lots of teams reached out on Alfredsson...
It was all but a given that Valtteri Filppula had played his last game with the Detroit Red Wings, and now that’s official. Filppula signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning (and GM Steve Yzerman), multiple outlets reported.
The Red Wings had tried to get Filppula locked into a contract extension prior to this past season, then continued to chat with...
On Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Valtteri Filppula agreed to a deal that will pay the Finnish center $25 million over the course of five years and will carry a $5 million cap hit for the Winged Wheel. The 29 year-old just came off of a season that saw him score nine goals and seventeen points over the course [...]
After buying out Vincent Lecavalier, the Tampa Bay Lightning were in need of a second-line center to play behind All-Star pivot Steven Stamkos. On the first day of free agency, they found one. The Lightning signed former Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula to a five-year, $25M deal, as per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun:
As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal...
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way contract. Walker was signed to his first NHL contract on a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2012. The 25 year old skated in 51 games last season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and 20 points to [...]