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Organizational Draft History

This book contains the Tampa Bay Lightning's historical draft history, along with a table containing the total NHL statistics of each draftee.

* Statistics as of the conclusion of the 2006/2007 NHL season. Statistics include regular season games only.

2006-2007 Player Transaction Log

2006 Offseason:

In:

April 14 - D Matt Smaby (University of North Dakota, WCHA) signed to a 3-year entry level contract
May 12 – RW Stanislav Lascek (Chicoutimi, QMJHL) signed to 3-year entry level contract
May 22 – Steve Stirling named head coach of Springfield Falcons (AHL)
May 23 – LW Justin Keller (Kelowna, WHL) signed to 3-year entry level contract
May 30 – G Fredrik Norrena (Linkopings HC, Sweden) signed to 1-year contract
May 31 – G Karri Ramo (HPK, Finland) signed to 3-year entry level contract
May 31 – LW Radek Smolenak (Kingston, OHL) signed to 3-year level entry level contract
June 1 – G Johan Holmqvist (UFA – Brynas IF, Sweden) signed to 1-year contract
June 14 – C Eric Perrin (RFA – SC Bern, Switzerland) signed to 1-year contract
June 30 – G Marc Denis (Columbus, NHL) acquired via trade; signed to 3-year contract July 4
July 1 – LW Nikita Alexeev (RFA – Omsk, Russia) signed to 1-year contract
July 1 – C Andreas Karlsson (UFA – HV 71, Sweden) signed to 1-year contract
July 1 – D Andy Delmore (UFA – Syracuse, AHL) signed to 1-year contract
July 1 – D Filip Kuba (UFA – Minnesota, NHL) signed to 3-year contract
July 6 – D Doug Janik (UFA – Buffalo, NHL) signed to 1-year contract
July 11 – D Luke Richardson (UFA – Columbus, NHL) signed to 1-year contract
July 13 – C Blair Jones (Moose Jaw, WHL) signed to 3-year entry level contract
July 15 – LW Eric Healey (UFA – Providence, AHL) signed to 1-year contract

Out:

May 6 – UFA RW Jim Campbell signed with EHC Visp (Switzerland)
June 30 – LW Fredrik Modin and G Fredrik Norrena traded to Columbus for G Marc Denis
July 1 – UFA G John Grahame signed with Carolina
July 1 – UFA D Pavel Kubina signed with Toronto
July 2 - D Darryl Sydor traded to Dallas for 2008 4th round pick
July 17 – UFA LW Dennis Packard signed with Boston
July 18 – UFA RW Shane Willis signed with Carolina
July 18 – UFA C Jason Jaspers signed with Adler Mannheim (Germany)
August 5 - RFA RW Evgeny Artyukhin signed with Yaroslavl (Russia) (Rights retained)
August 9 - UFA D Timo Helbling signed with Hershey (AHL)
August 15 - UFA C Martin Cibak signed with Vastra Frolunda (Sweden)

Re-Signed:

May 22 – RFA C Brad Richards re-signed to 5-year contract
July 4 – RFA RW Norm Milley re-signed to 1-year contract
July 6 – RFA LW Ruslan Fedotenko re-signed to 1-year contract
July 12 – RFA LW Dmitry Afanasenkov re-signed to 1-year contract
July 14 – RFA LW Mitch Fritz re-signed to 1-year contract
July 15 – RFA LW/C Ryan Craig re-signed to 1-year contract
July 27 - RFA D Cory Sarich re-signed to 1-year contract

Unsigned:

UFA LW Chris Dingman
UFA LW Steve McLaren
UFA D Todd Rohloff
UFA LW Zdenek Blatny
UFA D Gerard Dicaire
UFA W/C J-F Soucy

2006-2007 In-Season Acquisitions/Trades:

November 9 -- C Daniel Corso acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers for LW Darren Reid.
December 2 -- RW Andre Roy acquired off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
December 30 -- W Dimtry Afanasenkov waived and claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers.
January 20 -- G Ryan Munce acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for G Sean Burke and a 2008 4th round pick.
February 1 -- RW Kyle Wanvig and LW Stephen Baby acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers for D Andy Delmore and W/C Andre Deveaux.
February 24 -- D Shane O'Brien and a 2007 3rd round pick acquired from the Anaheim Ducks for G Gerald Coleman and a 2007 1st round pick.
February 27 -- D Joe Rullier acquired from the Anaheim Ducks for D Doug O'Brien.
February 27 -- LW Karl Stewart and a 2008 6th round pick acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks for LW Nikita Alexeev.
February 27 -- W/C Jason Ward acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2007 5th round pick.

2006-2007 NHL/AHL Transactions:

September:

19th Gerald Coleman - Sent to minors
19th Darren Reid - Sent to minors
23rd Doug O'Brien - Sent to minors
23rd Eric Healey - Sent to minors
23rd Vladmir Mihalik - Assigned to Junior Club
23rd Zdenek Blatny - Sent to minors
23rd Marek Kvapil - Sent to minors
23rd Karri Ramo - Sent to minors
23rd Blair Jones - Sent to minors
26th Sean Burke - Sent to minors
26th Andy Rogers - Sent to minors
26th Karri Ramo - Called up from minors
26th Blair Jones - Called up from minors
27th Karri Ramo - Sent to minors
27th Blair Jones - Sent to minors
28th Mike Egener - Sent to minors
29th Mitch Fritz - Sent to minors
29th Matt Smaby - Sent to minors
29th Andy Delmore - Sent to minors
30th Norm Milley - Sent to minors

October:

5th Karri Ramo - Called up from minors
5th Nick Tarnasky - Sent to minors
6th Nick Tarnasky - Called up from minors
6th Karri Ramo - Sent to minors

November:

20th Blair Jones - Called up from minors

December:

1st Karri Ramo - Called up from minors
1st Blair Jones - Sent to minors
2nd Nick Tarnasky - Sent to minors
3rd Nick Tarnasky - Called up from minors
3rd Karri Ramo - Sent to minors

January:

29th Blair Jones - Called up from minors

February:

23rd Kyle Wanvig - Called up from minors

March:

16th Matt Smaby - Called up from minors
16th Kyle Wanvig - Sent to minors
19th Karri Ramo - Called up from minors

(Transactions courtesy of TSN.ca)

Key: UFA—Unrestricted Free Agent, RFA—Restricted Free Agent

2007-2008 Player Transaction Log

The following is a log of all player movement in and out of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization in preparation for the 2007-2008 season. (A link to in-season deals can be found at the bottom)

In:

March 25 -- UFA D Justin Fletcher (St. Cloud St., NCAA) signed to a 1-year, two-way contract.
April 6 -- D Vladimir Mihalik (Prince George, WHL) signed to a 3-year entry level contract.
May 31 -- RW/C Chris Lawrence (Mississauga, OHL) signed to a 3-year entry level contract.
May 31 -- Mike Sullivan named assistant coach.
May 31 -- G Riku Helenius (Ilves Jr., Finland) signed to a 3-year entry level contract.
June 13 -- C Chris Gratton acquired from the Florida Panthers for a 2nd round pick in the 2008 draft.
June 14 -- UFA LW Jan Hlavac signed to a 1-year contract.
July 1 -- UFA RW Michel Ouellet signed to a 2-year contract.
July 2 -- UFA C/LW Craig MacDonald signed to a 1-year contract.
July 2 -- UFA LW Mathieu Darche signed to a 1-year contract.
July 3 -- UFA D Jay Leach signed to a 1-year contract.
July 3 -- UFA D David Schneider signed to a 1-year contract.
July 4 -- D Bryce Lampman acquired from the New York Rangers for Mitch Fritz.
July 6 -- UFA D Dan Jancevski signed to a 1-year, 2-way contract.
July 12 -- D Mike Lundin signed to a 2-year contract.
August 7 -- Absolute Hockey Enterprises, a group led by Doug MacLean, agrees to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Out:

April 10 -- D Joe Rullier signed with Lukko Rauma (Finland).
May 24 -- Craig Ramsay, assistant coach, fired.
June 20 -- UFA W Eero Somervuori signed with Farjestad of SEL.
July 1 -- UFA D Cory Sarich signed with the Calgary Flames.
July 1 -- UFA C Eric Perrin signed with the Atlanta Thrashers.
July 4 -- W Mitch Fritz traded to the New York Rangers for Bryce Lampman.
July 4 -- UFA LW Ruslan Fedotenko signed with the New York Islanders.
July 13 -- UFA LW Eric Healey signed with the Colorado Avalanche.
August 7 -- UFA D Luke Richardson signed with the Ottawa Senators.
August 15 -- W Rob DiMaio takes head office job with the Dallas Stars.
September 7 -- UFA C Daniel Corso signed with the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Vysshaya League West (Russia).

Re-Signed:

May 9 -- Pending UFA C/W Jason Ward re-signed to a 2-year contract.
May 16 -- Pending UFA C/W Andreas Karlsson re-signed to a 1-year contract.
May 19 -- Pending UFA G Johan Holmqvist re-signed to a 1-year contract.
June 11 -- Pending RFA W Nick Tarnasky re-signed to a 3-year contract.
June 11 -- Pending UFA W Kyle Wanvig re-signed to a 1-year, 2-way contract.
June 21 -- Pending RFA D Shane O'Brien re-signed to a 2-year contract.
June 26 -- Pending UFA W Norm Milley re-signed to a 1-year contract.
July 4 -- RFA D Bryce Lampman signed his qualifying offer - a 1-year, 2-way contract.
July 6 -- RFA D Mike Egener re-signed to a 1-year, 2-way contract.
July 13 -- RFA D Paul Ranger re-signed to a 3-year contract.
July 24 -- RFA W Karl Stewart re-signed to a 1-year, 2-way contract.
July 25 -- UFA D Doug Janik re-signed to a 1-year, 2-way contract.
August 6 -- RFA W/C Ryan Craig awarded a 1-year contract by an arbitrator. Tampa Bay accepted the ruling.

Unsigned:

RFA -- W Evgeni Artyukhin (signed tentative deal with Avangard Omsk of RSL on 5/2)

UFA -- C John Toffey
UFA -- W Adam Henrich (Invited to Flyers camp)
UFA, VI -- W Stephen Baby
UFA -- D Nolan Pratt (Later signed with Buffalo)
UFA -- D Brady Greco
UFA -- G Morgan Cey (Invited to Admirals camp)

Lightning In-Season Transactions for 2007-2008 (TSN.ca)

Key: UFA—Unrestricted Free Agent, RFA—Restricted Free Agent (must be given qualifying offer to be retained)

Organization Player Transaction Log

This book contains a history of the Tampa Bay Lightning's player transactions in and out of the organization on a year-by-year basis. Recent history will be addressed first, with historical transactional archives being added as time and resources allow.

Draft History Statistics Updated

The Draft History page has been updated to reflect 2006-2007's regular season statistics.

Fun fact: while current Florida Panther Chris Gratton holds the career Lightning draft pick mark for NHL games played (1,008), he was surpassed this season by Vincent Lecavalier in career NHL goals (233). Roman Hamrlik still holds the mark for assists (374). Gratton is second (340), then Brad Richards (306), then Daymond Langkow (296). Gratton also holds the mark for career points (544) although his lead is a scant 34 points ahead of Lecavalier (510), who passed Hamrlik (505) this season. Lecavalier and Richards have played just 629 and 490 NHL games, for comparison purposes.

Not so fun fact: in just one season Columbus' Fredrik Norrena swept the Lightning draft pick career marks for games played (55) and wins (24) away from Zac Bierk (47 games played, 9 wins). Norrena became the first Lightning draft pick ever to reach double digits in wins. How sad is that?

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