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Red Wings get F Adam Erne from Lightning for 4th-round pick

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay's front office. The...

Lightning sign Shattenkirk after buyout by Rangers

Aug. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers. Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday. Shattenkirk said he chose the Lightning...

Lightning give Vasilevskiy 8-year, $76 million extension

Jul. 29, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team announced the deal — worth an average of $9.5 million per season — with the Vezina Trophy winner on Monday. Lightning vice president and general...

Lightning re-sign F Paquette to 2-year contract

Jul. 5, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Cedric Paquette to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.65 million. The Lightning announced the move Friday. Paquette had 13 goals and 17 points last season. He was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL...

Lightning sign 2019 first-round draft pick Nolan Foote

Jun. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed 2019 first-round draft pick Nolan Foote to a three-year entry level contract. The Lightning took the 18-year old forward from Kelowna of the Western Hockey League 27th overall. He is the younger brother of the Lightning's 2017 first-round pick Cal...

The Latest: J.T. Miller traded to Vancouver

Jun. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center J.T. Miller in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay received journeyman minor-league goalie Marek Mazanec and two draft picks in the deal, including a...

Lightning's Callahan diagnosed with back disease

Jun. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative back disease and will be placed on long-term injury reserve. Team vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois made the announcement Thursday, saying the 34-year-old Callahan has "degenerative disk...

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...