Lightning Extends Crombeen Two More Years
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with forward B.J. Crombeen on a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
“We are pleased to have B.J. with the Lightning organization for another two years,” Yzerman said. “He has proven to be a hard-nosed right winger and reliable penalty killer, as well as a very popular teammate of outstanding character.”
Crombeen, 27, has skated in 30 games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and seven points to go along with 86 penalty minutes and a plus-six rating. He ranks first on the Lightning and fifth in the National Hockey League in penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward scored his first goal in a Lightning uniform on March 5 against the Devils in New Jersey.
“I am very thankful to the organization for giving me the opportunity to re-sign for two more years," Crombeen said. "I am very excited to move forward with the group we have and chase a spot in the playoffs."
The Denver, Colorado native has appeared in 318 career NHL games with the Lightning, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, collecting 28 goals, 63 points and 666 penalty minutes. He set career highs in goals (12) and points (22) during the 2008-09 season with the Blues and Stars.
Crombeen was acquired by the Lightning from St. Louis along with a 2014 fifth-round draft pick in exchange for Tampa Bay’s 2013 and 2014 fourth-round selections on July 10, 2012.