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Lightning select Boris Katchouk with No. 44 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 10:43
Tampa Bay owned the 44th selection in the 2016 NHL Draft as a result of the trade that sent Brett Connolly to the Boston Bruins at last season’s trade deadline. With that pick, the Lightning took Boris Katchouk, a 6-foot-1, 192-pound left wing ...

Lightning select Libor Hajek with No. 37 pick at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - 10:35
BUFFALO, N.Y. - With two picks already in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded up to get one more second rounder. The Lightning traded defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, the Bolts’ first round pick in the 2014 draft,...

Lightning select Brett Howden with No. 27 pick at NHL Draft

June 24, 2016 - 22:09
Six years ago, a 12-year-old Brett Howden sat in the stands at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and watched his brother Quinton get selected by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft. On Friday, the two brothers switched places,...

Lightning re-sign Cedric Paquette to a two-year contract

June 24, 2016 - 15:12
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Cedric Paquette to a two-year, one-way NHL contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Paquette, 22, skated in 56 games with the Lightning last season, ...

Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Brown to two-year contract

June 24, 2016 - 14:33
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Brown to a two-year, one-way NHL contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Brown, 25, skated in 78 games with the Lightning during the 2015-16 sea...

Lightning re-sign defenseman Luke Witkowski

June 24, 2016 - 11:08
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, appeared in four games with the L...

Lightning take best available approach into 2016 NHL Draft

June 23, 2016 - 19:32
The Tampa Bay Lightning will have nine selections at the 2016 NHL Draft being held at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center starting Friday and concluding Saturday. The Lightning will make their first pick during Friday’s first round, where they own the...

Lightning have nine picks in 2016 NHL Draft

June 22, 2016 - 11:27
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a very busy man these days. On top of trying to re-sign captain Steven Stamkos, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, Yzerman needs to determine what the Lightning will do at the ...

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has successful hip surgery

June 21, 2016 - 16:01
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan had successful hip surgery today in New York City at the Hospital for Special Surgery, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. The procedure to repair a labral tear in Calla...

Vincent Lecavalier announces retirement from NHL

June 21, 2016 - 13:05
Vincent Lecavalier announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons Tuesday. Lecavalier, 36, spent 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, serving as captain on two occasions and helping them win the Stanley Cup in 2004. He won the Rocket Richard...

Lightning announce 2016-17 regular season schedule

June 21, 2016 - 12:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 82-game regular season schedule for the 2016-17 season today. The Lightning’s season will open on October 13 as the Bolts take on their Atlantic Division rivals, the Detroit Red Wings, at Amalie ...

A look back at the Lightning's best ever draft in 2011

June 20, 2016 - 14:35
With the NHL Draft taking place Friday and Saturday at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center, we thought now would be a good time to step back and review the greatest class the Tampa Bay Lightning assembled in their 24 attempts at drafting. Five years a...

Lightning announce new partnership with Tampa RV

June 14, 2016 - 10:01
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have entered into a three-year partnership agreement with Tampa RV, the team announced today. The agreement includes high-level exposure in and around AMALIE Arena, use of facilities for on-site events, sponsors...

Lightning announce Development Camp dates

June 14, 2016 - 09:22
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that the team's annual Development Camp will be held June 28-July 2 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The camp is free and open to the public. The camp will feature some of the Lightning’s top prospects c...

Behind the Numbers: Ben Bishop

June 13, 2016 - 14:51
Goaltender Ben Bishop continued to rewrite the Tampa Bay Lightning record book in 2016-17, his third full season and fourth overall with the Bolts. Following a Vezina Trophy-worthy campaign in which he went 35-21-4 in the regular season with a le...

Steve Yzerman statement on the passing of Gordie Howe

June 10, 2016 - 13:10
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning vice president & general manager, and former Detroit Red Wing, Steve Yzerman issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe. "It was very saddening to hear the news...

Five questions with new Lightning assistant coach Todd Richards

June 9, 2016 - 08:25
On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced the addition of Todd Richards to their coaching staff as an assistant. Richards was the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets for parts of five seasons and led Columbus to its first back-to-back 40-w...

Todd Richards returns to Florida as Lightning assistant coach

June 7, 2016 - 14:29
Todd Richards played six seasons for the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League from 1995 to 2001 and won a Turner Cup during his final season in Orlando. Both of Richards’ children were born in Florida. Richards recently bought ...

Lightning hire Todd Richards to serve as assistant coach

June 7, 2016 - 10:03
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired NHL coaching veteran Todd Richards to serve as assistant coach on Jon Cooper’s staff, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Richards, 49, brings more than 400 career ga...