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Bolts Sign Undrafted Free Agent Out of Rimouski

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Jimmy Huntington to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Huntington, 6-foot-1, 193 pounds, has played in 60 games this season with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording career highs of 38 goals and 83 points, along with 13 power-play goals and four game-winners. He ranks fifth in the QMJHL for goals and is sixth for points, while pacing the Oceanic for goals and ranking second for points.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Huntington has played in 284 career QMJHL games with Rimouski, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, registering 67 goals and 179 points. He has skated in 22 career playoff games, all with Victoriaville, and scored four goals with 11 points.

Huntington was originally undrafted.

BP Commentary:

AHL Game Night: 2-26-19 Crunch at Devils

Crunch goaltenders split a shutout.

SYR-4
BNG-0

Eddie Pasquale stopped all 5 shots he faced before giving way to Connor Ingram, who stopped all 17 he saw the rest of the way.

First Period
13:25 SYR Verhaeghe (24), (Brassart)
14:12 SYR Stephens (6), (Valleau, Andreoff)

Second Period
2:58 SYR Andreoff (19), (unassisted)
17:54 SYR Katchouk (8), (unassisted)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Ingram, Andy Andreoff, and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's three stars.

Pasquale left the game with a health issue in the First Period. He did remain dressed in the tunnel after leaving, which is hopefully indicative of his removal from the game being more precautionary than serious.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-23-19 Marlies at Crunch

Overtime breaks the other way against the Marlies.

TOR-3
SYR-2 (OT)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
5:21 TOR Moore (23), (Bracco, Sandin)(PP)
12:43 SYR Barre-Boulet (25), (Verhaeghe, Dumont)

Second Period
1:27 SYR Barre-Boulet (26), (Dumont, Thomas)
19:32 TOR Engvall (15), (Timashov, Carcone)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
3:18 TOR Timashov (7), (Engvall)

Alex Barre-Boulet and Pasquale were the game's second and third stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-22-19 Marlies at Crunch

Pasquale wins divisional goaltending duel.

TOR-0
SYR-1 (OT)

Eddie Pasquale stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
No SCORING

Overtime
2:22 SYR Barre-Boulet (24), (Volkov, Thomas)

Alex Barre-Boulet and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars. Barre-Boulet secured the two points with a great individual effort in tight on the OT winner.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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