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Bolts Sign F Ryan Lohin to Entry-Level Contract

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ryan Lohin to a two-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Lohin, 22, skated in 33 regular season games during the 2018-19 season with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks, posting 12 goals and 27 points to go along with a plus-7 rating. The Chester, Pennsylvania native led his team for points and was third for goals and assists. He also ranked tied for second with three power-play goals. Lohin served as captain of the River Hawks during the 2018-19 season.

The 6-foot, 192-pound forward played in 110 career games for UMass-Lowell, collecting 33 goals and 81 points to go along with 56 penalty minutes. Lohin posted career highs for games played (44), assists (17) and points (29) during his freshman season with the River Hawks.

Lohin was originally drafted by the Bolts in the seventh round, 208th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Bolts Sign Undrafted Free Agent Out of Rimouski

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Jimmy Huntington to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Huntington, 6-foot-1, 193 pounds, has played in 60 games this season with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording career highs of 38 goals and 83 points, along with 13 power-play goals and four game-winners. He ranks fifth in the QMJHL for goals and is sixth for points, while pacing the Oceanic for goals and ranking second for points.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Huntington has played in 284 career QMJHL games with Rimouski, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, registering 67 goals and 179 points. He has skated in 22 career playoff games, all with Victoriaville, and scored four goals with 11 points.

Huntington was originally undrafted.

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Lightning Extend Conacher; Place Him on Waivers

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Cory Conacher to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2019-20 season worth $700,000 AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Conacher, 28, has skated in one game with the Lightning this season, the Bolts’ 2-1 shootout victory against the Florida Panthers on opening night. He appeared in 36 games with the Lightning during the 2017-18 season, notching eight goals and 12 points to go along with 24 penalty minutes. The Burlington, Ontario native also played in 18 games with the Crunch last season, recording seven goals and 15 points.

The 5-foot-8, 182-pound forward has skated in 189 NHL games, posting 28 goals and 74 points to go along with 114 penalty minutes. Conacher’s eight goals last season were the most he’s notched since the 2012-13 season when he recorded 11 while splitting time between the Lightning and Ottawa Senators. Conacher has also skated in 240 AHL games, registering 91 goals and 228 points.

Conacher was undrafted out of Canisius College and was originally signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay on July 5, 2011.

Note: According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, the Lighting placed Conacher on waivers today although he was at practice today which means a reassignment to Syracuse (AHL) might not be imminent.

Tampa Bay Re-signs Winger Adam Erne to One Year Contract

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Adam Erne to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000 today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Erne, 6-foot-1, 214 pounds, played in 23 games with the Lightning last season, recording three goals and four points. He also appeared in 41 games with Tampa Bay’s top affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, notching 12 goals and 26 points with a plus-4 rating.

The New Haven, Connecticut native has played in 49 career NHL games, all with Tampa Bay, since 2016, registering six goals and seven points. He has logged 150 career AHL games, all with the Crunch and scored 41 goals with 88 points. Erne has played in 22 career Calder Cup Playoff games, all in 2017, recording three goals and 10 points.

Erne was drafted by the Lightning in the second round, 33rd overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft.

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