TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jack Finley to a three-year entry level contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.
Finley, 18, skated in 61 games for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League during the 2019-20 regular season, posting 19 goals and 57 points to go along with 32 penalty minutes and a +32 rating. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound forward also recorded four power-play goals and three game-winning tallies last season for the Chiefs. Finley set career highs in 2019-20 for goals, assists (38), points, power-play goals and plus/minus. He also registered 14 multi-point games last season.
The Kelowna, British Columbia native has skated in 131 career WHL games, all with Spokane over three seasons, registering 28 goals and 77 points to go along with 84 penalty minutes. Finley has also appeared in 15 WHL playoff games, all in 2019 for Spokane, recording a goal and eight points.
The Lightning drafted Finley in the second round, 57th overall, in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Also, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Gage Goncalves to a three-year entry level contract.
Goncalves, 19, skated in 60 games for the Everett Silvertips during the 2019-20 regular season, recording 33 goals and 71 points to go along with 44 penalty minutes and a +32 rating. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound forward ranked second on the Silvertips for goals and was third for points last season. Goncalves also ranked tied for fifth in the WHL last season with 14 power-play goals and was tied for 11th for even-strength goals. He set career highs for goals, assists (38) and points during the 2019-20 campaign.
The Mission, British Columbia native has played in 128 career WHL games, all with Everett over the past three seasons, registering 34 goals and 86 points to go along with 72 penalty minutes. Goncalves appeared in 10 WHL playoff contests in 2019, tallying a pair of goals and six points.
The Lightning drafted Goncalves in the second round, 62nd overall, in the 2020 NHL Draft.