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Garrison acquisition, blue line additions highlight Bolts draft weekend

June 29, 2014 - 18:36
PHILADELPHIA – The Tampa Bay Lightning started the weekend by adding a much-needed veteran to its defensive corps in Jason Garrison and finished by selecting four additional blueliners, out of its seven picks, at the 2014 NHL Draft. Garrison ha...

Lightning select six players on second day of NHL Draft

June 28, 2014 - 13:38
PHILADELPHIA - The Tampa Bay Lightning made six selections during day two of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. With the 35th overall selection in the sec...

Lightning trade up to take forward Brayden Point in third round

June 28, 2014 - 12:00
PHILADELPHIA - The Tampa Bay Lightning traded its third-round pick (80th overall) for the Minnesota Wild’s 79th pick to select forward Brayden Point. “There are a lot of nerves and you wonder if you’re going to get picked,” Point said. “When y...

Bolts select pair of defensemen in second round

June 28, 2014 - 11:57
PHILADELPHIA – The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted two more blueliners Dominik Masin and Johnathan MacLeod less than an hour into Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft. Masin, who was selected 35th overall by the Lightning, appeared in 39 games with Slavia P...

NHL Draft Notebook: Lightning pleased after first round

June 28, 2014 - 00:09
PHILADELPHIA – The Tampa Bay Lightning may have walked away with just one draft pick instead of two after Day 1, but still felt that things werenearly perfect. The one thing that made it less than that? A song to describe their emotions. ...

Lightning swap picks with Islanders at NHL Draft

June 27, 2014 - 20:58
PHILADELPHIA - The Lightning were contacted a number of times about trading its first pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (No. 19 overall), but found it more feasible to trade its second pick (No. 28 overall) instead. With a draft full of second, third ...

Lightning select Anthony DeAngelo with No. 19 pick

June 27, 2014 - 20:18
PHILADELPHIA -- The 2014 NHL Draft would have been a memorable experience for Anthony DeAngelo no matter where it was held. The fact that it was at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia made the event even more special for DeAngelo. DeAngelo was s...

NHL DRAFT: Yzerman makes draft-day trade for Jason Garrison

June 27, 2014 - 19:11
PHILADELPHIA – There was speculation that the Tampa Bay Lightning might look to free agency for a veteran blueliner this offseason, however, the Bolts managed to acquire a defenseman via trade with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Vice presiden...

Lightning re-sign defenseman Mark Barberio

June 27, 2014 - 18:48
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Barberio, 24, played in 49 games for the Lightning during the 2013-1...

Lightning acquire defenseman Jason Garrison from Vancouver

June 27, 2014 - 14:29
PHILADELPHIA –The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for their second-round pick in 2014, vic...

NHL DRAFT: Breaking down the Lightning’s drafting process

June 26, 2014 - 15:19
PHILADELPHIA – When it comes to drafting players in the National Hockey League, it is all about patience and development, two ideals that run parallel with the Tampa Bay Lightning organizational philosophy. It was seen first hand last year when...

Jonathan Drouin's development on track a year after being drafted

June 26, 2014 - 15:00
One year ago this weekend the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted forward Jonathan Drouin third overall at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. With this year’s draft set to take place Friday and Saturday, Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski caught up with directo...

Lightning Hold 8 Picks Heading to Friday's NHL Draft

June 26, 2014 - 12:07
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning hold a total of eight picks, including two in the first round, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, which gets underway with picks 1-30 on Friday at 7 p.m. (NBCSN) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Rounds 2-7 wi...

Lightning Bloggers Roundtable: Scouting the 2014 NHL Draft

June 26, 2014 - 09:45
Each week, Lightning bloggers from across the web will meet at TampaBayLightning.com to discuss a hot topic around the team. The Blogger Roundtable is published with the intent to provide engaging content for Lightning fans. We strive to be th...

Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Brown

June 26, 2014 - 09:10
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Brown to a two-year, one-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Brown, 5-foot-10, 172 pounds, appeared in 63 games with the Lightning last...

NHL Awards: The Final Tally

June 25, 2014 - 17:35
LIGHTNING PLAYERS Ben Bishop, goaltender – Not only was Ben Bishop a Vezina Trophy finalist, placing third in the final voting, but 154 votes from representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association landed him just shy of being name...

Mishkin's Musings: My thoughts on the 2014-15 Lightning schedule

June 25, 2014 - 09:27
The 2014-15 season will be the NHL’s second under the new format and, like last year, I think the league did a nice job with Tampa Bay’s schedule. Here are some reasons why. Home At The Start – And At The End: In 2013-14, the Bolts, after openi...

Lightning, Ryan Callahan agree to six-year contract

June 25, 2014 - 08:17
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ryan Callahan to a six-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. "We are pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement on a six-year contract e...

Lightning exercise compliance buyout on forward Ryan Malone

June 25, 2014 - 08:12
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have used their second, and final, compliance buy-out, as allowed by the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, on forward Ryan Malone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Malone wi...

Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson named to NHL All-Rookie team

June 24, 2014 - 20:20
The National Hockey League today announced the 2013-14 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players named as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightnin...