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The Lightning will hold its annual Fan Fest on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Amalie Arena.
About 8,000 attended last year's event. Fan Fest is free and open to the public. More details to come.
Training camp opens Sept. 17. The regular season begins Oct. 8 at Amalie Arena.
Former NHL defenseman and veteran broadcaster Brian Engblom will be the Lightning's new color analyst for Sun Sports, joining play-by-play man Rick Peckham.
"I'm thrillled, it's an awesome opportunity," Engblom told the Times in a phone interview. "I'm …
The Lightning has signed veteran winger Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Sunday.
The 31-year-old Tambellini has skated in 242 career NHL games but none since 2010-11. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward spent last season in Europe’s Swiss-A and Swedish leagues.
Tambellini has 27 goals and 63 points over six NHL seasons with the Kings, Islanders and Canucks. His most productive season came in 2010-11, when he recorded nine goals and eight assists and was plus-10 in 62 games for Vancouver.
He entered the league as the 2003 draft’s No. 27 overall pick, to the Kings.