News

Articles that are news items

Tampa Bay Makes Move for Cap Relief

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Ryan Callahan and the Lightning’s fifth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Condon, 29, has played in 129 career NHL games over the past four seasons with the Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, posting a record of 45-58-17 to go along with a 2.79 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound goaltender set career highs for games played (55) and wins (21) during his first season in the league in 2015-16 while with the Canadiens. Condon recorded five shutouts and a 19-14-6 record with Ottawa during the 2016-17 season.

The Holliston, Massachusetts native appeared in two games with Ottawa last season, missing the majority of the year with a hip injury. Condon also made one appearance for the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League in 2018-19.

Condon went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Montreal on May 8, 2013.

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

Tampa Bay Extends Prospect Blueliner Dominik Masin

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Masin, 23, skated in 69 games with the Syracuse Crunch during the 2018-19 season, posting two goals and 12 points to go along with a plus-36 rating. He led the Crunch and ranked tied for second in the American Hockey League for plus/minus. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound defenseman also appeared in four playoff games in 2019.

The Mastec Kralove, Czech Republic native has played in 214 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over the past four seasons, notching 14 goals and 42 points. Masin set career highs for goals (nine), assists (15) and points (24) during the 2017-18 season. He was originally drafted by the Bolts in the second round, 35th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.

Bolts Re-Sign Defensive Prospect Ben Thomas

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Ben Thomas to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Thomas, 23, played in 67 games with the Crunch last season, recording two goals and 16 points to go along with 24 penalty minutes. The Calgary, Alberta native set a career high with a plus-18 rating and netted his first career shorthanded goal during the 2018-19 season.

The 6-foot-1, 187-pound defenseman has skated in 218 career AHL games, all with Syracuse over the past four seasons, registering 10 goals and 63 points to go along with 112 penalty minutes. Thomas has also appeared in 29 career Calder Cup playoff games, posting five goals and 13 points. He was originally drafted by the Lightning in the fourth round, 119th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.

Syndicate content