The Lightning have signed Patrick Maroon to a one-year, $900,000 contract.
Maroon returned to his hometown in 2019, scoring 10 goals with 18 assists (28 points) in 74 games with the Blues. He went on to have a decent postseason but won a Stanley Cup and now signs on with the 2020 preseason favorites to win the Cup. Maroon will have a really hard time cracking the Lighting’s top-6, but he will solidify their bottom-6 and second power-play unit.
The Lightning have signed Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million.
Shattenkirk was bought out by the Rangers and the Lightning quickly signed the right-handed defenseman to a one-year deal. Shattenkirk’s two seasons in New York were forgettable, but he should settle into a sheltered third-pairing role with PP time in Tampa Bay. He may no longer be the player capable of posting 56 points like he did in 2017, but Shattenkirk should be able to get back to 35-plus points in 2020.
The Rangers have bought out Kevin Shattenkirk.
The Rangers signed Shattenkirk to a four-year, $26.6M deal ($6.65M AAV) in 2017 and have bought out the final two-years of his contract. Shattenkirk had just 23 points and 28 points in his first two seasons with the Rangers and the additions of right-handed, offensive-defensemen Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox made Shattenkirk expendable.
The Lightning have acquired Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth-round pick from the Senators for Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Condon only appeared in three games last season—two with Ottawa, where he allowed eight goals on 40 shots (.800 SV%) and one with Belleville where he allowed six goals on 23 shots (.739 SV%). Condon will go to Syracuse (AHL) to start 2020.
The Lightning have signed Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year contract extension worth $76.0 million ($9.5M AAV).
Vasilevskiy had an excellent 2019 regular season, leading the NHL in wins (39), fourth in shutouts (6), sixth in SV% (.925) and ninth in GAA (2.40). Despite having a forgettable postseason, Vasilevskiy earned a much-deserved raise, becoming the third highest-paid netminder in the NHL. He should absolutely be one of the first goalies drafted this fall (if not the first).
The Lightning have re-signed Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract.
Masin was a second-round pick (No.35 overall) in 2014 and had 12 points (2G / 10A) in 69 games in his third full AHL season. The 23-year-old has good size (6-foot-2, 196 lbs.) for the NHL but projects to be no more than a third-pairing defenseman and won’t be with the Lightning to start the 2020 season.
The Lightning have re-signed Ben Thomas to a one-year contract.
Thomas was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and is coming off of his third full season with Syracuse (AHL), where he had 16 points (2G / 14A) in 67 games. Thomas has never been much of a point producer and likely won’t make the jump to the NHL while the Lightning have a strong blue line.
The Lightning signed Luke Schenn to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Lightning have re-signed Carter Vergaeghe to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have signed Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have re-signed Cedric Paquette to a two-year extension worth $3.3M ($1.65M AAV).
Source: Joe Smith 07/8/19, 5:32 pm EST
The Lightning have signed Danick Martel to a one-year contract worth $700K.
Source: Joe Smith 07/4/19, 2:26 pm EST
The Lightning have signed Chris Mueller to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Spencer Martin to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Luke Witkowski to a two-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have signed Curtis McElhinney to a two-year, $2.6M contract ($1.3M AAV).
The Lightning have signed Nolan Foote to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Lightning selected Nolan Foote with the No.27 overall pick last Friday and didn’t waste any time signing him to an entry-level deal. Foote, who is the son of for Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote, joins his brother (Cal) in the Tampa Bay organization. The left-winger had 36 goals and 27 assists (63 points) in 66 games with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) this season.
With the No.27 Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the Tampa Bay Lightning select Nolan Foote.
The Lightning have signed Daniel Walcott to a one-year, two-way contract.
Walcott was originally selected in the fifth round by the Rangers in 2014 but has been with the Lightning organization since 2015-16. Walcott appeared in just five AHL games this season, missing 71 with a shoulder injury that he suffered with the Lightning at the beginning of the 2018 preseason.