Lightning Re-Sign F Tyler Johnson to 7-Year Deal


The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed one of their star centers, Tyler Johnson, to a 7-year deal worth $35 Million on Monday.

The 26-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, has spent his five-year career with the Lightning. 

During his rookie year in 2013-14, Johnson played on Tampa’s top offensive line and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie team with 24 goals and 50 points. He was named to the All-Star Team the following year and tallied a career-high 72 points. 

The Lightning seemingly worked pretty quickly to keep one of their offensive stars after trading Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens earlier in the off-season.

Johnson put up 45 points in 66 games last season.  

In 308 career games, he has 89 goals and 122 assists.