Yanni Gourde

Bolts Re-Sign Yanni Gourde

The Lightning  have re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a one-year, two-way contract today. Here is the release from the team: Gourde, 24, appeared in two games with the Lightning during the 2015-16 regular season, posting an assist and two penalty minutes. Gourde made his NHL debut with the Bolts last season on December 15 against […]

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 7:  Brad Richards #19 of the Tampa Bay Lightning drinks beer out of the Stanley Cup in the locker room after defeating the Calgary Flames in game seven of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 7, 2004 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.  The Lightning won the Stanley cup by defeating the Flames 2-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former Lightning Forward Brad Richards Retires

Former Lightning forward Brad Richards announced his retirement today. A native of Prince Edward Island, Richards finishes with 1,126 career games played with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. During 15 seasons in the league he amassed 298 goals and 634 assists. Selected by the Lightning […]

Bolt Quote

“It’s surreal and it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I could never have imagined signing this contract – never.” – Alex Killorn on signing seven year, $31 million deal.


Bolts And Killorn Agree To A Seven Year Deal

The Lightning and forward Alex Killorn have agree to a seven year deal with a $4.45 million AAV. Killorn was an RFA headed to arbitration. With Killorn signed at $4.45M AAV, the Lightning have $8.53M in estimated cap space and still have to sign Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov, Nikita Nesterov and Yanni Gourde. According to […]

Cory Conacher

Lightning Sign Cory Conacher To A One-year, One Way-Contract

The Bolts inked Cory Conacher (yes that Conacher) to a one year, one way contract  for $575,000 today. Here’s the release from the team: Conacher, 26, has skated in 141 career NHL games with three different teams over three seasons, posting 19 goals and 58 points to go along with 84 penalty minutes. He had […]

Amaliearena Tarra

Boucher: Bolts On Summer Break

Summer time and the living’s easy… unless you’re Steve Yzerman. In that case you’ve been incredibly busy with the draft and some very key signings. The Lightning may be on break right now but there’s plenty going on. Here’s a look at what some of the Bolts have been up to far: Big congratulations go […]

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 06:  Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4 to 3 in Game Two of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Erlendsson: Lightning Long-Term Roster Core Taking Shape

The long-term outlook of the Lightning finally fell in line. For months, which way that line went was in question. Now we know. All along, Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos was going to be the first domino to fall, and whatever direction he fell the rest was going to fall right behind. When Stamkos signed […]


Killorn And Namestnikov File For Arbitration

Today, Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov filed for arbitration just ahead of the 5:00 PM deadline. Filing for arbitration in no way is a bad thing. It simply provides a deadline to get a deal done. Now the two restricted free agents are guaranteed to have a contract in place prior to training camp. Erik […]

Prospect Camp 3

2016 Development Camp Evaluation And Photographs

The Lightning’s annual Development Camp came to an exciting end Saturday afternoon in Brandon. A sizeable crowd trickled into the Ice Sports Forum to witness the promising players in Tampa Bay’s system face off against each other in a 3-on-3 tournament. We were on hand to check out the proceedings. Things started off early with […]