Lightning Rumors & News

  • After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

    Winnipeg Free Press "LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an..." July 23

  • Drouin grew by spending extra season in juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2012-13 QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads were a superb team with top prospects Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge. They were taken with the third and first overall picks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft respectably and that’s where their careers began down different paths. MacKinnon..." July 13

  • Lightning sign Brenden Morrow and Philippe Paradis "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Tampa Bay also signed forward Philippe Paradis (pair-ah-DEE) to a one-year, two-way contract. Morrow, 6-foot, 205 pounds, played in 71..." July 12

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign forward Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contract.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #TBLightning have signed forward Brenden Morrow to a 1-year deal, team announces.

  • Bolts prospect Erne to get wrist surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Erne will undergo wrist surgery on Thursday, Erne announced via his official Twitter account Wednesday night. Erne, the team’s second-round pick in 2013, was held out of skating drills at last week’s prospect development camp because of the wrist injury and..." July 10

  • Lightning sign Jerome Samson to a one-year deal

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Jerome Samson to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Samson, 26, played in 68 games for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League last season. He earned 27 goals with 56 points. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, he was second on St...." July 10

  • Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

    Tampa Bay Times "New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play..." July 09

  • Lightning’s top pick receives high praise

    Tampa Tribune "Shortly after Tampa Bay took defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, the latest first-round selection from the Sarnia Sting chosen by the Lightning received a text message from another Sarnia alumni chosen by Tampa Bay in the first round — Steven..." July 07

  • Koekkoek ready to put shoulder injuries behind him

    Tampa Bay Times "Considering the hard-luck D Slater Koekkoek has had with injuries, it’d be easy for him to be down. But after Koekkoek’s last three seasons have ended in shoulder surgeries – two on his left, the latest on his right – he and the Lightning have to look on the bright side. “The good news is,..." July 06

  • No hard feelings between Lightning prospects Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne

    Tampa Bay Times "RW Jonathan Drouin and LW Adam Erne's lockers are side by side during this week's Lightning development camp. It might be symbolic because there's no friction between the two prospects. "We're cool," Erne said at the Ice Sports Forum. "We're friends." The duo has moved on since Erne's..." July 05

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    #tblightning have re-signed D Andrej Sustr @AndrejSustr to a one year, one way contract

  • Good young goaltenders might cost Lightning top prospect

    Tampa Tribune "The core of the Lightning’s organizational strength — goaltending depth — is front and center at this week’s prospect development camp as the top three goaltenders in Tampa Bay’s system show off why the future is so bright in net. But that strength could also prove to be a detriment, and the..." July 04

  • Former GM Feaster back with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning are bringing back a link to their championship past. Tampa Bay on Wednesday hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development. Feaster served as Lightning GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The announcement is..." July 03

  • Jonathan Drouin ready to make impact with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning relied more on rookies than any other team last season. A league-high eight played in at least 40 games. Thirteen saw action overall. Two, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, were finalists for the Calder Trophy, the league's rookie of the year award. But wing Jonathan Drouin, the..." July 03

  • Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of..." July 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman's deal with the #TBLightning included a $2M signing bonus, which is more than he earned all of last season.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Evgeny Nabokov signs a one-year deal with TB.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tampa signs Mike Blunden to two-way deal, $600,000/$200,000

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #TBLightning have resigned forward Mike Angelidis. He was the Syracuse Crunch captain the last two years.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.

  • Bolts d-man Korobov signs in Russia

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning d-man Dmitry Korobov has signed with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL, the club announced on Tuesday. Korobov, 25, signed a two-year entry-level deal with Tampa in 2012 after a stint with KHL Dynamo Minsk. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Belorussian rearguard spent most of his time in..." July 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Brian Boyle to TB. Three years, $2.3M AAV.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    With Stralman gone to #Lightning many suggesting Niskanen now a potential fit with #Avalanche

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman lands with #TBLightning on five-year deal.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

    Edmonton Journal "He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the..." June 30

  • Lightning trade Nate Thompson to Ducks for 4th and 7th-round picks in 2015 "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a busy man as he prepares for free agency on July 1. He pulled off another trade Sunday night, the Lightning's third of the day. Thompson, a 29-year-old center who will turn 30 on Oct. 5, scored nine goals and added seven assists in 81 games..." June 30

  • Report: Lightning made best offer for Panthers’ top pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’d heard all about how Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon was listening intently for offers on the first overall pick at the 2014 Draft. What we didn’t know was who was in talks with him to move up. According to’s Pierre LeBrun, the team that made the most aggressive push to deal with..." June 29

  • Philly-area native happy to be with Flyers rival

    USA Today "Lifelong Flyers fan Anthony DeAngelo sat behind the table in a blue Tampa Bay Lightning jersey with a huge smile on his face. The defenseman hoped the hometown Flyers would draft him, but he slipped two spots lower and went 19th overall to the Lightning. Thanks to a rough playoff series in..." June 28

  • Canucks Trade Garrison, Costello to Lightning for Pick "The Vancouver Canucks continued their busy day of dealing, sending defenceman Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Tampa also receives Vancouver's seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Brown to 2-year deal

    Fox Sports Florida "Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown was re-signed to a two-year, one-way contract Wednesday night. The deal is worth a reported $1.9 million. Brown, 23, had four goals and 19 points in 63 games with the Lightning last season. He ranked fourth among Tampa Bay rookies for assists and..." June 26

  • Lightning initiate compliance buyout for Ryan Malone

    Tampa Bay Times "The Tampa Bay Lightning has initiated the compliance buyout process for veteran wing Ryan Malone, the Times has learned. Tampa Bay had one more buyout available, having used one on former captain Vinny Lecavalier last summer. A buyout of Malone will save the Lightning a $4.5 million cap hit by..." June 25

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #lightning Ryan Callahan contract breakdown: $6M/$6.4/$6.5/$6.5/$4.7/$4.7 6 years at $5.8 AAV #tvasports

  • Long-term extension ‘imminent’ for Callahan "Ryan Callahan is on the verge of signing a long-term extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sportsnet has learned. The 29-year-old was eligible to pursue unrestricted free agency on July 1, but a source indicated that a new deal with the Lightning is “imminent.” While the precise terms of the..." June 25

  • Lindback won’t get offer from Bolts

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning will not be issuing a qualifying offer to goaltender Anders Lindback, allowing the 26-year-old to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. In order to retain Lindback’s rights as a restricted free agent, the Lightning would have had to issue an offer equal to the $2.2 million..." June 22

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Agent for @BRichards_1991 says veteran would "certainly respond positively to interest from Tampa." Unclear, however, if Richards is a fit

  • Lightning "hopeful" to sign Callahan; Lindback still in mix

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the..." June 21

  • Lightning re-sign Alex Killorn "The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Alex Killorn to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Killorn, 24, played in all 82 games for the Lightning last season, collecting 17 goals and 41 points to go along with 63 penalty minutes. He was..." June 19

  • Lightning may buy out Ryan Malone "The Tampa Bay Lightning have one compliance buyout remaining after using the first one on Vincent Lecavalier last summer. If they use this year's, the most likely candidate to be bought out is oft-injured Ryan Malone . On top of injury concerns, the 34-year-old is also dealing with legal issues..." June 13

  • Lightning resign Calder finalist Ondrej Palat "The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Palat, 23, skated in 81 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, collecting 23 goals and 59 points to go along with a plus-32 rating...." June 09

  • Bishop's rehab going well, plans to be ready for training camp

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has been a busy man these days, rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Bishop, 27, underwent the procedure six weeks ago, on April 29 in Cleveland, repairing a torn ligament suffered in January. After two weeks in a cast, he's..." June 06

  • Bishop’s eager to rebound from incomplete season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ben Bishop was one of the big feel good stories of the 2013-14 campaign — or at least he was for most of it. He struggled for years to ascend above the backup role and ran with the opportunity given to him by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 27-year-old netminder had a 2.23 GAA and .924 save..." June 01

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tyler Johnson extension with TB is three years, $10M.

  • Bolts rookie flourishes in top-line role at Worlds

    Tampa Tribune "Tyler Johnson didn’t exactly come out of nowhere this season. His rise from undrafted free agent to American Hockey League MVP to NHL Rookie of the Year finalist put his name on many a list. That included the executive staff for USA Hockey when the advisory committee started putting together..." May 22

  • Bolts get another first-round pick as Rangers advance

    Tampa Tribune "By virtue of the New York Rangers Game 7 victory against Pittsburgh on Tuesday and advancing to the Eastern Conference final, the Tampa Bay Lightning now hold a pair of first-round selections in next month’s NHL Entry Draft. In the trade-deadline deal that sent Marty St. Louis to the Rangers,..." May 14

  • Lightning rookie seeks more experience at World Championships

    Tampa Tribune "Pickleball will have to wait. Tyler Johnson will put off one of his favorite offseason training regimens to don the red, white and blue jersey and represent the United States at the World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. The events starts today, when the U.S. takes on the host country at..." May 09