TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract worth $4.8 AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.
Sergachev, 22, skated in 70 games with the Lightning during the 2019-20 regular season, posting 10 goals and 34 points to go along with 58 penalty minutes. His 10 goals were a career high and ranked second on the team among defensemen. Sergachev also ranked first among all Lightning defensemen for power play goals with five. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound defenseman averaged 20:22 time on ice per game, ranking third on the team.
The Nizhnekamsk, Russia native also appeared in all 25 Stanley Cup playoff games in 2020, recording three goals and 10 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes. Sergachev posted a goal and two assists during the Stanley Cup Final against the Stars, including a two-assist game in Game 4.
Sergachev has skated in 228 career NHL games, posting 25 goals and 106 points to go along with a plus-39 rating and 124 penalty minutes. He has ranked in the top three in scoring among Lightning defensemen in each of the past three seasons. During his pro season in 2017-18, Sergachev ranked second among all rookie defensemen for assists with 31.
Sergachev was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round, ninth overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.