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Lightning notebook: Day 1 of 3-on-3 tournament

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 30, 2017 - 16:23
Through the first day of the Lightning Development Camp’s 3-on-3 tournament, the points leader wasn’t the popular offseason acquisition, but a 2015 draftee entering his third year with the team.
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Sammy Walker making up for small stature

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 30, 2017 - 14:36
Seventh-round C Sammy Walker — listed at 5-foot-10 and 142 lbs — is the smallest prospect at the Lightning’s camp, but then again, being the smallest on the ice is nothing new to him.
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Cole Guttman attempts to build on opening USHL campaign

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 30, 2017 - 14:36
Sixth-round C Cole Guttman only turned 18 on June 4th, but has already made a serious impact in the USHL. Guttman recorded 27 goals and 27 assists last season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, finishing in the top 10 in the USHL in both goals as the team's assistant captain. The Lightning camp may be a step up, but Guttman said he …
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Lightning's Nick Perbix hones his game before heading to the USHL

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 30, 2017 - 14:16
Elk River High School in Minnesota has produced numerous NHL players over the years, including Wild defenseman Nate Prosser and Sharks defenseman Paul Martin.
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Could Lightning land Justin Williams?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 30, 2017 - 10:03
The Lightning enter Saturday's noon opening of free agency hoping to cross off the two main items off its wish list: A top-four defenseman. A top-nine wing.
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Lightning reportedly close on deal with Dan Girardi

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 29, 2017 - 15:31
The Lightning and veteran defenseman Dan Girardi are in talks, with it appearing likely he'll sign when free agency opens Saturday at noon, the Times has confirmed.
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Volkov hopes to prove his surprise selection right

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 29, 2017 - 10:39
RW Alexander Volkov was not a particularly talked-about player in the lead up to the NHL entry draft. Google his name and you won't find a single front page result about a hockey player. A mixed martial artist, a painter basketball player and a tennis player all appear before the Lightning's second-round draft pick.
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Jeff Vinik contributing $6 million to fund Lightning's practice facility upgrade

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 29, 2017 - 08:00
With free agency beginning Saturday, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will have another selling point in the courting process.
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Lightning re-signs Cory Conacher to two-year deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 28, 2017 - 13:47
Cory Conacher and Yanni Gourde formed a dynamic duo in AHL Syracuse's Calder Cup playoff run this spring. The two forwards hope that chemistry carries over with the Lightning this season. Cory Conacher and Yanni Gourde formed a dynamic duo in AHL Syracuse's Calder Cup playoff run this spring.
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Lightning's Mathieu Joseph on the rise at development camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 28, 2017 - 13:12
BRANDON — The last 12 months have been quite the ride for Mathieu Joseph.
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Dan Girardi the latest defenseman on Lightning radar

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 28, 2017 - 09:40
Veteran Dan Girardi is the latest pending free agent defenseman to draw interest from the Lightning, the Times has confirmed.
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Scotty Bowman says 'it's about time' Andreychuk got HOF call

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 26, 2017 - 15:29
For Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman, Dave Andreychuk finally being part of a Hall of Fame class is especially gratifying.
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Dave Andreychuk going into Hall of Fame (w/photo gallery)

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 26, 2017 - 14:04
Dave Andreychuk said Monday began "business as usual." He arrived at Amalie Arena at 8:30 a.m., reporting for work in his role as Lightning VP of corporate and community affairs. Dave Andreychuk said Monday began "business as usual."
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Lightning re-sign Yanni Gourde to two-year, one-way deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 26, 2017 - 11:20
Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fightning to stay in pro hockey. Having been demoted from the AHL to ECHL, he took up civil engineering as a fallback. Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fightning to stay in pro hockey.
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Lightning re-signs Andrej Sustr to one-year, $1.95 million deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 26, 2017 - 10:47
The Lightning locked up another piece of its blueline Monday, re-signing defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, $1.95 million deal.
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Brian Boyle says returning to Lightning a 'huge option'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 25, 2017 - 19:22
As former Lightning forward Brian Boyle approaches free agency this week, he said he's trying to stay busy.
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Lightning reach out to UFA Kevin Shattenkirk

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 25, 2017 - 15:00
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he planned to explore free agency for potential needs, which include bolstering his blueline and adding another wing or two.
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Lightning announce development camp schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 25, 2017 - 14:50
Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev headlines a roster of top Lightning prospects that will attend this week's development camp at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.
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