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Bolts make nine selections on Day 2 of the NHL Draft

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning went into the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center with eight selections.That number quickly grew to nine soon after the second round...
  • 18 hr 23 min ago

Lightning make nine picks on Day 2 at 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning made nine selections during day two of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY today. In total, the Lightning selected six forwards, two...
  • 20 hr 51 min ago

Lightning select Ryan Lohin with No. 208 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com With their final of nine selections at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning took Ryan Lohin from Waterloo of the USHL in the seventh round, 208th overall.Lohin, a left-handed center from...
  • 20 hr 58 min ago

Lightning select Otto Somppi at No. 206 at NHL Draft

NHL.com Tampa Bay owned two selections in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Draft.With the first of those picks, the 206th overall, the Lightning chose Otto Somppi from Helsinki, Finland.“I was really...
  • 21 hr 6 min ago

Lightning select Oleg Sosunov with No. 178 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - With their sixth round pick (178th overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning went with a sizable Russian defenseman, selecting the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Oleg...
  • 22 hr 7 min ago

Lightning select Christopher Paquette with No. 148 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tampa Bay went with a familiar name with the 148th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft, taking Christopher Paquette from Niagara of the OHL.Christopher Paquette...
  • 22 hr 23 min ago

Lightning select Ross Colton with No. 118 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tampa Bay opted for a forward with its fourth round pick (118th overall), taking center Ross Colton of Cedar Rapids in the USHL.Colton scored 35 goals in 55 games for the...
  • 23 hr 8 min ago

Lightning select Connor Ingram with No. 88 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - Following a busy second round at the 2016 NHL Draft, Tampa Bay owned just one pick in the third round (88th overall).With it, the Lightning selected a goaltender, Connor Ingram...
  • 23 hr 28 min ago

Lightning select Taylor Raddysh with No. 58 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - After trading defenseman Anthony DeAngelo to the Arizona Coyotes for the 37th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft early on Saturday, Tampa Bay owned three picks in the second round.With the...
  • 23 hr 34 min ago

Lightning select Boris Katchouk with No. 44 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com Tampa Bay owned the 44th selection in the 2016 NHL Draft as a result of the trade that sent Brett Connolly to the Boston Bruins at last season’s trade deadline.With that pick, the Lightning took...
  • 23 hr 37 min ago

Lightning select Libor Hajek with No. 37 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO, N.Y. - With two picks already in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded up to get one more second rounder.The Lightning traded defenseman Anthony DeAngelo,...
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Lightning select Brett Howden with No. 27 pick at NHL Draft

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning selected forward Brett Howden in the first round, 27th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York this evening.Howden, 18, skated in 68...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Lightning re-sign Cedric Paquette to a two-year contract

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Cedric Paquette to a two-year, one-way NHL contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Paquette, 22,...
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Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Brown to two-year contract

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Brown to a two-year, one-way NHL contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Brown, 25, skated in 78...
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Lightning re-sign defenseman Luke Witkowski

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski,...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Lightning take best available approach into 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning will have nine selections at the 2016 NHL Draft being held at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center starting Friday and concluding Saturday.The Lightning will make their first...
  • 2 days ago

Lightning have nine picks in 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a very busy man these days.On top of trying to re-sign captain Steven Stamkos, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, Yzerman needs...
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Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has successful hip surgery

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan had successful hip surgery today in New York City at the Hospital for Special Surgery, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman...
  • 4 days ago

Vincent Lecavalier announces retirement from NHL

NHL.com Vincent Lecavalier announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons Tuesday.Lecavalier, 36, spent 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, serving as captain on two occasions and helping them win the...
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Lightning announce 2016-17 regular season schedule

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 82-game regular season schedule for the 2016-17 season today. The Lightning’s season will open on October 13 as the Bolts take on their Atlantic...
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Blog Articles

Steven Stamkos sweepstakes begin

TampaBay.com The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes have officially begun, and there's going to be no shortage of suitors trying to reel him in.
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Lightning trades former first-round pick Anthony DeAngelo

TampaBay.com When the Lightning Anthony DeAngelo 19th overall in 2014, it showed a lot of faith and confidence in the touted defenseman despite supposed character concerns.
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Flames, Lightning working on potential Bishop deal

TampaBay.com Goalie Ben Bishop could be in his final hours with the Lightning.
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Lightning signs defenseman Luke Witkowski

TampaBay.com The Lightning started chipping away at its many restricted free agents Friday, re-signing defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way deal.
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Lightning leaving hockey world wondering at NHL draft

Tampa Bay Online The Lightning doesn't have a top-five pick in this weekend's NHL draft, selecting 27th overall in tonight's first round, but few teams are inspiring as much intrigue around the First Niagara...
  • 2 days ago

Yzerman prepared to deal goalie if it makes sense

TampaBay.com Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has been one of the hottest names on the trade market, especially with the Flames looking for a No. 1 goalie.
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Yzerman hasn't 'closed any doors' on Steven Stamkos deal

TampaBay.com Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman indicated Thursday he's gotten the clarity he needs regarding captain Steven Stamkos' contract situation. "For the time being," he said. Yzerman is just not...
  • 2 days ago

Flames in market for goalie, targeting Ben Bishop?

TampaBay.com It's no secret the Calgary Flames are looking for a No. 1 goaltender, hoping to land one at this weekend's draft. And you'd have to think they'd try to pry Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. It's no...
  • 2 days ago

What the NHL's new Las Vegas team means for the Lightning

Tampa Bay Online The NHL's first expansion since 2000 -- when Minnesota and Columbus each paid $80 million -- means an expansion draft will be held in June 2017. And that will provide a challenge for all teams,...
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Ryan Callahan out five months after hip surgery

TampaBay.com Lightning wing Ryan Callahan was playing through an undisclosed lower body injury late in the season and throughout the playoffs. Now we know how serious it was.
  • 4 days ago
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Lightning full schedule released

TampaBay.com The Lightning announced its full regular season schedule on Tuesday, the opener on Oct. 13 at Amalie Arena against the Red Wings.
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All 'quiet'on Ben Bishop front - so far

TampaBay.com The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1. Beware of fake Twitter accounts and false rumors. The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft...
  • 4 days ago
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Lightning's Steve Yzerman seeks clarity on Steven Stamkos situation by weekend

Tampa Bay Online Steve Yzerman said Monday he hopes to have some clarity by this weekend on Steven Stamkos, 26, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
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Yzerman hopes to have clarity on Stamkos by weekend

TampaBay.com Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has maintained his goal and intention is to sign captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term deal.
  • 5 days ago
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Rick Bowness signs multi-year extension with Lightning

TampaBay.com Associate coach Rick Bowness has signed a multi-year extension with the Lightning. Bowness, 61, told the Tampa Bay Times last week he had a "couple" years on the deal. "No plans to go...
  • 11 days ago
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Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant

TampaBay.com It didn't take long for the Lightning to make a change to his coaching staff.
  • 19 days ago
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Steve Thomas not returning to Lightning staff

TampaBay.com For the second straight offseason, coach Jon Cooper has made a change on his staff. 
  • 19 days ago
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Lightning announces preseason schedule

TampaBay.com The Lightning announced its preseason schedule Monday, with three home games starting Sept 27 against the Hurricanes. 
  • 20 days ago
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