Lightning sign Tyler Johnson to seven-year deal
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Tyler Johnson to a seven-year, $35 million contract extension.
Johnson, a restricted free agent, had filed for arbitration, but this is a nice increase for the 26-year-old. He had previously made $10 million over the previous three seasons with Tampa Bay.
In 2016-17, Johnson tallied just 45 points with 19 goals in 66 games. That's somewhat disappointing in light of back-to-back 50-plus point seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Lightning will hope for more of Johnson's earlier seasons going forward.
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- Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (foot) out at least 2 weeks February 27th, 2018
- Penguins acquire Derick Brassard from Senators February 23rd, 2018
- Montreal's Shea Weber (foot) to undergo surgery, miss remainder of season February 22nd, 2018
- Flyers' Wayne Simmonds (upper body) to miss 2-3 weeks February 20th, 2018
- Sharks' Joe Thornton (knee) out indefinitely with MCL injury January 24th, 2018
- Andrei Vasilevskiy is starting in goal for the Lightning on Monday October 16th, 2017
- Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start on Monday for Tampa Bay October 9th, 2017
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- Steven Stamkos (knee) unlikely to return for Tampa Bay's final two games April 7th, 2017