Ryan Callahan has signed a new contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning that comes in at $34.8M over six years.
The former New York Rangers captain was dealt to Tampa at the trade deadline after failing to come to terms on a new contract. The two way forward didn’t have a fantastic season, however, posting only 11 points in 20 regular-season for the Lightning to bring his season total to 36 points in 65 games.
“We are pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension with Ryan,” vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said in a press release. “He’s proven to be a fierce competitor and outstanding leader who fits very well with our team.”
As a result of the deal, Tampa will send a second-round draft pick to the Rangers as part of a condition on the deal.
In other Lightning news, the Lightning have used their second, and final, compliance buy-out on Ryan Malone. The declining forward was once a 20 goal scorer, got into trouble off the ice this past season, arrested for cocaine possession and driving under the influence. At 35, there isn’t much to expect out of him at this point.
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