The Seattle Kraken signed defenseman Will Borgen to a two-year, $5.4 million deal on Friday, avoiding arbitration with the 26-year-old. The Kraken also signed veteran forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Everyone knew it was going to happen, and it did. With the Tampa Bay Lightning up against the salary cap for the 2023-24 season, they were once again forced to let important players go that were integral parts of their recent playoff success, including winning two Stanley Cups.
The Tampa Bay Lightning traded winger Pat Maroon and a prospect to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2024 draft. Maroon, 35, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, is owed $1 million on the final year of his contract in 2023-24.
The Tampa Bay Lightning traded three-time Cup winner Pat Maroon to the Wild on Sunday night in a move that cleared salary-cap space, while also shipping forward Max Cajkovic to Minnesota in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round draft pick.
The Vancouver Canucks made a couple of signings to start their day in free agency, signing defenseman Ian Cole to a one-year, $3 million contract and forward Teddy Blueger to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.
ST. CLOUD Warren Clark has gotten a couple of surprises in the last month and both are excellent signs for his hockey career. Clark, an 18-year-old defenseman from Riverside, Ontario, was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round of the NHL Entry Draft on Thursday, June 29.
With the 37th pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning have selected Ethan Gauthier from the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) The Sherbrooke Phoenix finished atop the Western Conference in the QMJHL, and a major proponent of their success was the rise of Ethan Gauthier’s play.
Following yesterday’s trade of forward Ross Colton, the Tampa Bay Lightning have again turned their attention towards securing a contract extension for pending unrestricted free agent winger Alex Killorn, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic said last night.
It seems that Ross Colton, a physical shoot-first offensive forward known for his goal-scoring ability and aggressive style of play, has been traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Colorado Avalanche.
The NHL decided this past week that teams will no longer wear any specialty warmup jerseys during the 2023-24 season, including for Pride nights, military appreciation nights and Hockey Fights Cancer nights.