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Crunch Ink Shalagin to 1 Year AHL Deal; Exercises Option on Valleau

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ­­– The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Mikhail Shalagin to a one-year AHL contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced today. The team has also picked up the one-year option on defenseman Nolan Valleau.

Shalagin, 19, skated in 43 games with the MHK Spartak Moskva of the MHL last season tallying 75 points (48g, 27a) with a plus-31 rating, earning MHL MVP honors. His 48 goals set a new league record for the most in one season. The 6-foot-4, 185 pound forward also appeared in four games with the Moscow Spartak of the KHL and seven with the Khimik Voskresensk of the VHL tallying two goals.

Shalagin was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

Valleau, 26, skated in 68 games with the Crunch last season earning three goals and 17 assists along with a plus-20 rating. He also played in seven games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL posting four points (2g, 2a).

Bolts Add Size Up Front; Sign Maroon to 1 Year Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Pat Maroon to a one-year contract worth $900,000, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

“We’re very pleased to add Pat to our organization today,” BriseBois said. “He brings size and physicality to our group as well as significant playoff experience. We expect Pat’s to be a great addition to the roster.”

Maroon, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, won the Stanley Cup last season as a member of his hometown St. Louis Blues. He skated in 74 regular season games with the Blues, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 64 penalty minutes. Maroon also played in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering three goals and seven points while winning his first Stanley Cup.

The St. Louis native has played in 449 career NHL games with the Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils notching 88 goals and 206 points. He has skated in 73 career playoff games, recording 16 goals and 34 points

Maroon is reunited with his former junior coach Jon Cooper, where the two worked together with the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL during the 2006-07 season and won the Robertson Cup. He was named to the NAHL First All-Star Team.

Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 161st overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.

Lightning Sign Shattenkirk to One-Year Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75-million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Shattenkirk, 30, skated in 73 games for the New York Rangers last season, posting a pair of goals and 28 points to go along with 20 penalty minutes. The New Rochelle, New York native ranked tied for first among Rangers defensemen for assists with 26 and was second for points.

The 6-foot, 206-pound defenseman has appeared in 609 career NHL games over nine seasons with the Rangers, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, posting 75 goals and 349 points to go along with 368 penalty minutes. Shattenkirk represented the Blues at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. He scored eight power-play goals during the 2016-17 season, ranking tied for second in that category among all NHL defensemen. Shattenkirk has also skated in 60 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, notching five goals and 34 points.

Shattenkirk was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the first round, 14th overall, at the 2007 NHL Draft.

Bolts Lock Up Vezina Winner for Eight Years

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year contract worth an AAV of $9.5-million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

“I’m very excited to sign this extension with the Lightning today,” Vasilevskiy said. “I’d like to thank the entire organization, including Mr. Vinik, Julien BriseBois and the great Bolts fans, for making this such a great place to play and live for me and my family.”

“The Lightning are very proud to extend Andrei for another eight years today,” BriseBois said. “Since joining the organization Andrei has shown unmatched work ethic and professionalism both on and off the ice. We look forward to him continuing his career in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future.”

Vasilevskiy, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, played in 53 games for the Lightning last season, posting a 39-10-4 record to go along with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. He set career highs for goals-against average and save percentage en route to becoming Tampa Bay’s first Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s top goaltender. Vasilevskiy led the NHL for wins, was ninth for goals-against average, tied for sixth for save percentage and tied for fourth for shutouts with six. He was selected to represent the Lightning at the NHL All-Star Game for the second time in 2019.

The Tyumen, Russia native has played in 208 career NHL games, all with the Lightning, posting a 124-59-15 record with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with 18 shutouts. He is Tampa Bay’s all-time leader for saves with 5,819 and shutouts. Vasilevskiy has also skated in 33 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with a 15-15 record, including a 2.83 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

Vasilevskiy, 25, joined Team Russia for the 2019 IIHF World Championships this summer and helped backstop the team to the Bronze Medal. He led all tournament goaltenders for save percentage with .946, tied for the lead with two shutouts and was second for goals-against average with 1.60.

Tampa Bay drafted Vasilevskiy in the first round, 19th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft

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