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Meet the 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Black Aces

Over the recent history of the NHL, most if not all of the playoff teams bring up a group of AHL players in their system to be the “Black Aces” for the franchise. This practice has been in vogue for some time and it gives these young players an opportunity to experience the playoff atmosphere of the parent team. It also provides the chance to work out in the event of an injury...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Bolts Add Black Aces Group Of 12

The Lightning adds black aces Adam Erne, Tye McGinn, Matthew Peca, Brayden Point, Tanner Richard, Joel Vermin, Dylan Blujus, Anthony DeAngelo, Slater Koekkoek, Luke Witkowski. Goalies: Kristers Gudlevskis and Adam Wilcox.
Via Lightning Shout
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Crunch Hands Out 2015-16 Team Awards

The Syracuse Crunch presented the following 2015-16 team awards prior to tonight’s game against the Utica Comets. Yanni Gourde Bryant & Stratton “Smart Player” of the Year Award – #37 Yanni Gourde This award goes to the player recognized as the smartest player on the ice throughout the year. He is in the right place at the right time to make the necessary play. Luke...
Via Lightning Shout
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gunn: “The Replacements” – A Tampa Bay Lightning Photojournal

The Season hasn’t been what the Bolts had hoped for…so far. But Tampa Bay is poised to make a playoff run, due, in part to the call ups that have filled in for the walking wounded. Photographer Christine Gunn brings you Jonathan Marchessault, Luke Witkowski, Nikita Nesterov and Joel Vermin…“The Replacements.” Follow me on Twitter @ChristineLRM and...
Via Lightning Shout
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Recall Nikita Nesterov, Reassign Luke Witkowski

#TBLightning recall Nesterov, reassign Witkowski to AHL Syracuse — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) December 1, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Recall Defenseman Luke Witkowski

General manager Steve Yzerman announced today that the Lightning have recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch. Witkowski made his season debut with the Bolts in last Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.  Through two games with the parent club he has recorded four penalty minutes. Luke has played in 13 games for the Syracuse Crunch this season....
Via Lightning Shout
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning reassign Mike Blunden, Mike Angelidis, Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Blunden and Mike Angelidis, as well as defenseman Luke Witkowski, to the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.Blunden, 28, was recalled to Tampa Bay on November 15. He played in two games with the Lightning, recording three shots on goal. Blunden has skated in...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning reassign Mike Blunden, Mike Angelidis, Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Blunden and Mike Angelidis, as well as defenseman Luke Witkowski, to the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 28, was recalled to Tampa Bay on November 15. He played in two games with the Lightning, recording three shots on goal. Blunden has skated in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning recall forward Mike Angelidis, defenseman Luke Witkowski

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Angelidis and defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Thursday. Additionally, the team announced defenseman Matt Taormina has been reassigned to Syracuse. Angelidis, 30, has skated in 13 games with the Crunch this season, posting three assists and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Box Score: Tampa Bay Lightning 3 – Dallas Stars 2

Scoring Summary 1st Period 00:33 TBL Nikita Kucherov (1) Tip-in – ASST: Ondrej Palat (1) 1 – 0 TBL 2nd Period 15:47 DAL Curtis McKenzie (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Vernon Fiddler (1), Jason Demers (1) 1 – 1 Tie 16:31 TBL Valtteri Filppula (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Alex Killorn (1), Nikita Nesterov (1) 2 – 1 TBL 3rd Period 04:51 DAL SHG – Valeri Nichushkin (1...
Via Lightning Shout
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Witkowski Livin’ The Dream

Seeing and signing my first couple of these was a great feeling. One step closer to my dream. A photo posted by Luke Witkowski (@skiski82) on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:52am PDT
Via Lightning Shout
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Haas: Lightning Cap Casualties Crossroad

In the salary cap era, successful NHL teams have a small window of opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. The window has opened for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but starting next season, as fast as that window opened, it may begin to close. General Manager Steve Yzerman will face some tough decisions. Will he sacrifice his forward depth or potentially trade a goalie? Will he depend on the...
Via Lightning Shout
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign Vladislav Namestnikov, Luke Witkowski to one-year deals

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov and defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 22, skated in 43 games with the Lightning during the 2014-15 regular season, posting nine goals and 16 points to go along with 13 penalty minutes. The 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Summary Of Bolts Activity Prior To Free Agent Frenzy

The Tampa Bay Lightning has been a busy bunch since the NHL Draft ended on Saturday afternoon. In summary, the the Bolts have issued qualifying offers to five RFA players:  defenseman Andrej Sustr, defenseman Luke Witkowski, right wing Carter Ashton, center Vladislav Namestnikov and left wing Phillipe Paradis. Not issued a qualifying offer were Mark Barberio, Cody Kunyk, Danick...
Via Lightning Shout
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Makes Qualifying Offer To Defenseman Luke Witkowski

#TBLightning has also made qualifying offer to Luke Witkowski ( @L28witko). — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) June 28, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Make Qualifying Offer To Defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a qualifying offer to 24 year old RFA defenseman Andrej Sustr. In making the offer, the Bolts retains his rights while both sides continue to talk contract. The Lightning has until Monday’s deadline to extend offers to its other RFAs, including Vladislav Namestnikov, Mark Barberio and Luke Witkowski. (Feature Photo/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter...
Via Lightning Shout
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa adds nine more Black Aces to practice squad

The Black Aces, a nickname for playoff teams' practice squads, can play a pivotal role in postseason series should any regular roster member suffer injury, illness or hit a horrible slump. Tampa added to its depth within the Black Aces on Monday with the arrival of four forwards (Yanni Gourde, Joel Vermin, Henri Ikonen and Tanner Richard) and five defensemen (Dylan Blujus, Jake Dotchin...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Contenders – Age Of Stanley

The hockey world has had a few days to digest the end of the regular season and to take in the first round Stanley Cup Playoff match-ups. Each fan base has their heroes set to do battle for the league’s biggest prize. Because our brains are wired to relate just about anything back to hockey, we’re picking up where we left off last year. Who would be the Bolts’ counterparts...
Via Lightning Shout
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Witkowski Reassigned To Syracuse

Luke Witkowski reassigned to @SyracuseCrunch so one of (or both) Coburn and Sustr expected to be ready for Game 1 on Thursday #tblghtning — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) April 14, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Witkowski Recalled

In addition to Marchessault being recalled, #tblightning will also call up D Luke Witkowski, official announcement may not come until A.M. — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) March 29, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunn: Lightning Rookies Photo Tribute

They’ve learned to live out of suitcases. They know all the good places to eat in Syracuse and Tampa. Four of the six played their first NHL game this season. They’ve handled themselves just fine, on and off the ice. They’re Cedric Paquette, Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Nesterov, Luke Witkowski, Jonathan Drouin and Andrei Vasilevskiy and they are the Tampa Bay Lightning rookies...
Via Lightning Shout
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Trade Deadline Rundown

The 2015 NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Tampa Bay Lightning were active and improved the team in preparation for a deep playoff run. Here’s what took place on Monday: Radko Gudas and Brett Connolly traded PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 23: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates during an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Wells Fargo Center...
Via Lightning Shout
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill’s Bolts Bluster – A Tampa Bay Lightning Rant

Bill’s Bolts Bluster will be a regular feature posted from time to time as my blood pressure rises. Keep in mind, this is a diatribe of off the cuff opinions about the Lightning spouted by me. Sometimes you just have to shout something wild and impassioned at the top of your lungs just to feel better. Here we go! -This team as constructed currently cannot go deep in the playoffs...
Via Lightning Shout
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Shoot Down The Ducks 5-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Western Conference leading Anaheim Ducks 5-3 at Amalie Arena tonight and regained sole possession of first place in Eastern Conference. It was a much different first period for the Lightning than it was 24 hours earlier against the Kings.  The Lightning trailed the Kings 3-0 after one last night and led 3-0 tonight. Brian Boyle scored his 11th...
Via Lightning Shout
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Luke Witkowski’s First NHL Fight

Via Lightning Shout
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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