27-9-2019 Team captain meets with Sergei Bobrovsky
Following the team's recent 3-3 tie against Columbus Blues Jackets on 27-9-2019, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and Sergei Bobrovsky did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Steven Stamkos

27-9-2019 Player of the week: Nikita Kucherov (R)
NHL has awarded Nikita Kucherov (R) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Nikita Kucherov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 383 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 143 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.


27-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Henrik Zetterberg is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Leon Draisaitl is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Oscar Klefbom is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mikhail Sergachev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ryan Callahan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Steven Stamkos is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Victor Hedman is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Nikita Kucherov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. J.T. Brown is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sergei Bobrovsky hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Vladislav Namestnikov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Cédric Paquette has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Boyle has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jiri Tlusty has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-9-2019 Victor Hedman frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Victor Hedman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 641 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 272 assists along with 443 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 15 PIM.


25-9-2019 Andrei Vasilevskyi frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskyi feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Andrei Vasilevskyi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 191 NHL games during his career, booking 10 career shutouts and allowing 491 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 6 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 17 goals on 139 while booking 0 shutouts.


25-9-2019 Ben Thomas frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ben Thomas feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Thomas was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 4th round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


23-9-2019 J.T. Brown frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing J.T. Brown feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, J.T. Brown, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 368 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 58 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


23-9-2019 Daniel Walcott frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Daniel Walcott feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Walcott was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


23-9-2019 Brayden Point resumes full training.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Brayden Point has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

21-9-2019 Henrik Zetterberg frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Henrik Zetterberg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 1070 NHL games during his career, notching 343 goals and adding 565 assists along with 403 penalty minutes. The 38 year old center has played 6 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 6 PIM.


20-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mikhail Sergachev is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Vladislav Namestnikov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Boyle has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Brayden Point remains sidelined with thigh injury.



18-9-2019 Dan Girardi frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dan Girardi, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 894 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 196 assists along with 271 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2019 Brayden Point resumes light training.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Brayden Point has resumed light training after his thigh injury and is listed day to day.

18-9-2019 Brayden Point injured.
Brayden Point (TB) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Joel Edmundson (STL). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said after the game in the dressing room.

17-9-2019 Peter Budaj frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Budaj was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanches in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 302 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 770 goals. The 36 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


17-9-2019 Team captain meets with Cédric Paquette
Team captain Steven Stamkos called a short meeting with Cédric Paquette after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Cédric Paquette as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

16-9-2019 Nikita Nesterov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Nesterov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 5th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 84 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 11 assists along with 57 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


15-9-2019 Cory Conacher frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Cory Conacher feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Cory Conacher, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 126 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 37 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


15-9-2019 Gabriel Dumont frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Gabriel Dumont feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Gabriel Dumont was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 13 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


13-9-2019 Henrik Zetterberg frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Henrik Zetterberg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 1067 NHL games during his career, notching 340 goals and adding 564 assists along with 403 penalty minutes. The 38 year old center has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM.


13-9-2019 Vladislav Namestnikov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Vladislav Namestnikov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 290 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 50 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


13-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ryan Callahan is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. J.T. Brown is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-9-2019 Andrej Sustr frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Andrej Sustr, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 341 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 69 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


12-9-2019 Adam Erne frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Erne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


11-9-2019 Dominik Masin frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dominik Masin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Dominik Masin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


11-9-2019 Adam Erne frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Erne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


10-9-2019 Oscar Klefbom frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Oscar Klefbom feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Oscar Klefbom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 85 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


10-9-2019 Victor Hedman frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Victor Hedman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 636 NHL games during his career, notching 77 goals and adding 270 assists along with 428 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


8-9-2019 Yanni Gourde frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Yanni Gourde feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Yanni Gourde, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


7-9-2019 Mikhail Sergachev resumes full training.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev has resumed full training after his arm injury.

6-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Leon Draisaitl is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Steven Stamkos is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Sergei Bobrovsky has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

Mikhail Sergachev remains sidelined with arm injury.



6-9-2019 Mikhail Sergachev injured.
Mikhail Sergachev (TB) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Leo Komarov (WPG). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, he said in a TV interview.

4-9-2019 Victor Hedman frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Victor Hedman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 634 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 269 assists along with 428 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


4-9-2019 Daniel Walcott frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Daniel Walcott feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Walcott was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


3-9-2019 Nikita Nesterov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Nesterov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 5th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 84 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 11 assists along with 57 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


2-9-2019 Andrej Sustr frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Andrej Sustr, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 338 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 67 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


1-9-2019 Leon Draisaitl frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Leon Draisaitl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Germany, Leon Draisaitl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2014 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 113 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


1-9-2019 Cédric Paquette frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Cédric Paquette feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Cédric Paquette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 4th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 20 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2019 Oscar Klefbom frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Oscar Klefbom feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Oscar Klefbom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 273 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 85 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-8-2019 Ryan Callahan frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Callahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 207 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-6-2019 Jake Dotchin frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jake Dotchin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2019 Chris Kunitz retires
Chris Kunitz has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2019 Michael Leighton retires
Michael Leighton has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2019 Training camp preview
Tampa Bay Lightning will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch:
- Sergei Bobrovsky G
- Henrik Zetterberg C
- Leon Draisaitl L
- Oscar Klefbom D
- Jonathan Racine D
- Peter Budaj G
- Erik Cernak D
- Mikhail Sergachev D
- Carter Verhaeghe C
- Dan Girardi D
- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare C
- Jamie McBain D
- Jordan Martinook L
- Stefan Fournier R
- Ryan Callahan R
- Steven Stamkos C
- Anton Stralman D
- Victor Hedman D
- Erik Condra R
- Tyler Johnson C
- Nikita Kucherov R
- J.T. Brown R
- Andrej Sustr D
- Vladislav Namestnikov C
- Cory Conacher L
- Cédric Paquette R
- Michaël Bournival L
- Tye McGinn L
- Nikita Nesterov D
- Carter Ashton L
- Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond R
- Andrei Vasilevskyi G
- Mike Halmo R
- Gabriel Dumont C
- Slater Koekkoek D
- Joel Vermin R
- Yanni Gourde L
- Anthony Cirelli C
- Dennis Yan L
- Jonne Tammela R
- Matthew Spencer D
- Mitchell Stephens C
- Ben Thomas D
- Brayden Point R
- Dominik Masin D
- Adam Erne L
- Cameron Darcy C
- Daniel Walcott D
- Dylan Blujus D
- Henri Ikonen L
- Jake Dotchin D
- Brian Hart R
- Matthew Peca C
- Tanner Richard C
- Dan Boyle D
- Maxime Talbot C
- Jiri Tlusty L
- Teemu Lassila G
- Vasily Koshechkin G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Henrik Zetterberg C
- Leon Draisaitl L
- Tyler Johnson C
- Nikita Kucherov R
- Jonne Tammela R
- Matthew Spencer D
- Teemu Lassila G

Players reporting in good shape:
- Peter Budaj G
- Erik Cernak D
- Jamie McBain D
- Ryan Callahan R
- Carter Ashton L
- Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond R
- Joel Vermin R
- Anthony Cirelli C
- Brayden Point R
- Dylan Blujus D
- Henri Ikonen L


30-6-2019 John Tortorella leaves team
John Tortorellas contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Randy Hansch leaves team
Randy Hanschs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Grant Sonier leaves team
Grant Soniers contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Clark Leach leaves team
Clark Leachs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Irving Adams leaves team
Irving Adamss contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2019 Ryan Callahan frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Callahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 207 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


26-6-2019 Jonathan Racine frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jonathan Racine feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Racine was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


26-6-2019 Michaël Bournival frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Michaël Bournival feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michaël Bournival was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanches in the 3rd round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 9 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


26-6-2019 Mike Halmo frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Mike Halmo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mike Halmo, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 20 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


26-6-2019 Jake Dotchin frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jake Dotchin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2019 Jonathan Racine frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jonathan Racine feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Racine was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2019 Michaël Bournival frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Michaël Bournival feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michaël Bournival was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanches in the 3rd round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 9 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2019 Leon Draisaitl agrees on a contract.
Leon Draisaitl has signed a $2 400 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Germany, Leon Draisaitl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2014 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 113 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2019 Victor Hedman frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Victor Hedman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 634 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 269 assists along with 428 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2019 Tyler Johnson frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tyler Johnson, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 109 goals and adding 163 assists along with 89 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2019 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2019 Andrej Sustr agrees on a contract.
Andrej Sustr has signed a $3 000 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Andrej Sustr, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 338 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 67 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Leon Draisaitl (Tampa Bay Lightning) RFA
-Jonathan Racine (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jamie McBain (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Stefan Fournier (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Chris Kunitz (Tampa Bay Lightning) UFA
-Tyler Johnson (Tampa Bay Lightning) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Michaël Bournival (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Tye McGinn (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (Syracuse Crunch) UFA
-Mike Halmo (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Slater Koekkoek (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Joel Vermin (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Dylan Blujus (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Henri Ikonen (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jake Dotchin (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Matthew Peca (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Tanner Richard (Syracuse Crunch) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Maxime Talbot (Syracuse Crunch) UFA
-Michael Leighton (Syracuse Crunch) UFA
-Teemu Lassila (Syracuse Crunch) UFA
-Vasily Koshechkin (Syracuse Crunch) UFA


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-John Tortorella(pro)
-Randy Hansch(pro)
-Grant Sonier(farm)
-Clark Leach(farm)
-Irving Adams(farm)


21-6-2019 Michael Leighton frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Michael Leighton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michael Leighton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 106 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 286 goals. The 38 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.


20-6-2019 Nikita Kucherov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Kucherov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 375 NHL games during his career, notching 141 goals and adding 140 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 38+26=64 with 4 PIM.


20-6-2019 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $12 800 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2019 Ivan Markin retires
Syracuse Crunch staff member Ivan Markin has announced his retirement due to health reasons.

20-6-2019 Roger Yelle retires
Syracuse Crunch staff member Roger Yelle has announced his retirement due to personal reasons.

20-6-2019 Jordan Martinook agrees on a contract.
Jordan Martinook has signed a $950 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Jordan Martinook was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 236 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 44 assists along with 40 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


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