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Victor Hedman's top moments in a Lightning uniform

July 1, 2016 - 12:46
With the Lightning re-signing defenseman Victor Hedman to a eight-year contract extension on Friday, we take a look at five of the most memorable highlights from the former second-overall pick’s career in Tampa Bay thus far. October 3, 2009 – A d...

Lightning sign Victor Hedman to eight-year contract extension

July 1, 2016 - 12:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year contract extension worth $7.875-million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Hedman, 25, played in 78 games with...

Lightning announce 3-on-3 tournament schedule, teams

July 1, 2016 - 12:03
TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will conclude its annual Development Camp with a 3-on-3 tournament today and Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. The tournament, open free to the public, will run from 2 to 4 p.m. today, and 11:30 a...

Steven Stamkos stays home in re-signing with Tampa Bay

June 30, 2016 - 16:01
Throughout the entire year-long contract extension negotiation between Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the give-and-take between Stamkos’ desire to cash in on the richest contract of his career and Tampa Bay’s ability to re-sign their ...

Five memorable Steven Stamkos moments in a Lightning jersey

June 30, 2016 - 11:29
With the Lightning re-signing captain Steven Stamkos to a new eight-year, $68 million contract on Wednesday, we take a look at five of the most memorable highlights from his career in Tampa Bay thus far. June 20, 2008 - Bolts take Stamkos No. 1 o...

Lightning re-sign captain Steven Stamkos to eight-year contract

June 29, 2016 - 19:15
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed captain Steven Stamkos to an eight-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stamkos, 26, played in 77 games with the Lightning last season, recording 36...

Brayden Point gives assist to Brett Howden in helping impress Lightning

June 29, 2016 - 10:18
In this presidential election year, we’re reminded on an almost daily basis the importance of the right political endorsements. Turns out, endorsements can be pretty beneficial in hockey too. Moose Jaw center Brayden Point recommended his Warrio...

Lightning re-sign forward Tye McGinn, defenseman Matt Taormina to one-year contracts

June 28, 2016 - 11:50
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tye McGinn and defenseman Matt Taormina to one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. McGinn, 25, skated in two games with the Light...

Lightning announce development camp roster, schedule

June 27, 2016 - 13:55
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the schedule and roster for the team’s annual Development Camp, to be held from June 28 through July 2 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The roster currently consists of a total of 33 players: 21 forwa...

Lightning hire Jeff Halpern as Syracuse Crunch assistant coach

June 27, 2016 - 10:36
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Jeff Halpern to serve as a Syracuse Crunch assistant coach, general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. “We are extremely pleased to be adding Jeff to our group on a full-time basis,” s...

Lightning Issue Qualifying Offers to Seven Players

June 27, 2016 - 09:50
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have issued qualifying offers to seven players today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Below is a list of players receiving qualifying offers: Pos. Player ...

Bolts make nine selections on Day 2 of the NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 15:57
The Tampa Bay Lightning went into the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center with eight selections. That number quickly grew to nine soon after the second round started. The Lightning traded 2014 first round draft pic...

Lightning make nine picks on Day 2 at 2016 NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 13:29
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning made nine selections during day two of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY today. In total, the Lightning selected six forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. The Lightning ope...

Lightning select Ryan Lohin with No. 208 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 13:22
With their final of nine selections at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning took Ryan Lohin from Waterloo of the USHL in the seventh round, 208th overall. Lohin, a left-handed center from Chester, Pennsylvania, spent part of the 2015-16 se...

Lightning select Otto Somppi at No. 206 at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 13:14
Tampa Bay owned two selections in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Draft. With the first of those picks, the 206th overall, the Lightning chose Otto Somppi from Helsinki, Finland. “I was really happy when I heard my name and it was Tampa,” the ...

Lightning select Oleg Sosunov with No. 178 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 12:13
BUFFALO, N.Y. - With their sixth round pick (178th overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning went with a sizable Russian defenseman, selecting the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Oleg Sosunov. The 18-year-old Sosunov accumulated 66 penalty mi...

Lightning select Christopher Paquette with No. 148 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 11:57
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tampa Bay went with a familiar name with the 148th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft, taking Christopher Paquette from Niagara of the OHL. Christopher Paquette is cousins with current Lightning forward Cedric...

Lightning select Ross Colton with No. 118 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 11:12
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tampa Bay opted for a forward with its fourth round pick (118th overall), taking center Ross Colton of Cedar Rapids in the USHL. Colton scored 35 goals in 55 games for the RoughRiders in 2015-16, finishing second in the USHL beh...

Lightning select Connor Ingram with No. 88 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 10:52
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Following a busy second round at the 2016 NHL Draft, Tampa Bay owned just one pick in the third round (88th overall). With it, the Lightning selected a goaltender, Connor Ingram from Kamloops of the WHL. Ingram, who has spent...