Category: ‘NHL Free Agency’

Valtteri Filppula Headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning on 5-Year Deal
July 5th, 2013 at 9:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the buyout of captain Vincent Lecavalier coming earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Lightning were left with a pretty significant hole in their roster. The ongoing philosophy and plan for General Manager Steve Yzerman has been to bring along prospects slowly and not thrust them into tough NHL minutes right...

Vincent Lecavalier Bought Out by Tampa Bay Lightning
June 27th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***VIDEO1*** The video above was played at a home game to celebrate Vincent Lecavalier's 1,000 games played with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Today, it serves just as well as a farewell video.  I will let this tweet speak for itself.   #tblightning have bought out the contract of captain Vinny Lecavalier — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO)...

Radko Gudas Signs Three Year Extension with Tampa Bay Lightning
May 6th, 2013 at 3:42 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have signed rookie defenseman Radko Gudas to a three year contract extension. Reportedly, the extension is a 1-way deal for all three years.   Per BriseBois, the contract is entirely one-way. — Syracuse Hockey (@syrhockey) May 6, 2013 Gudas' deal was expiring and he would have become...

Mathieu Roy Signed to a Three Game Contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
April 23rd, 2013 at 3:22 PM
In a move done 100% for the benefit of the AHL Syracuse Crunch, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Mathieu Roy to a contract "for the remaining games of the season". With only three games left, its clear that the Roy signing is merely a stopgap so that defenseman Radko...

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Goaltender Ben Bishop to Two Year Extension
April 15th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Lightning through the 2014-2015 season. Bishop was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason. Per Damian Cristodero:   Ben Bishop's two-year contract extension is for $4.6 million...