Bolts Busy Draft Saturday Nets Nine Prospects

After selecting center Brett Howden late last night, the Lightning had a busy Saturday at the draft, adding eight players. Maybe the biggest news of the day was that goalie Ben Bishop wasn’t dealt. Many teams were interested but none could give enough to satisfy GM Steve Yzerman. Yzerman did trade prospect, puck moving, right-handed defenserman Anthony […]


Lightning Select Center Brett Howden With 27th Pick

Despite all the rumors about Ben Bishop getting traded, it didn’t happen. GM Steve Yzerman said they weren’t close on a deal. So the bolts kept their first round pick and selected  Moose Jaw’s, 18 year old, 6’2″, 190 pound two-way center Brett Howden  with the 27th pick. Howden is a former teammate of Lightning prospect […]

Cedric Paquette

Lightning Sign Cedric Paquette To A Two Year Contract

The Lightning resigned another restricted free agent. Cedric Paquette is on board for another 2 years at $812,500 per year. Paquette, 22, skated in 56 games with the Lightning last season, recording six goals and 11 points to go along with 51 penalty minutes. His 51 penalty minutes ranked fourth on the Bolts during the […]

JT Brown

Bolts Ink J.T. Brown To A Two Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have come to terms with their first free-agent forward of the offseason, re-signing J.T. Brown to a two-year contract extension worth $2.5 million, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday. The 25-year-old winger posted career highs with eight goals and 22 points in 78 games this past season, while finishing tied for […]


Breaking: Bolts Re-Sign Defenseman Luke Witkowski

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contract today, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, appeared in four games with the Lightning in 2015-16. He also made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, skating in two games during the second round against the […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22:  The NHL award nominees are seen onstage during the 2016 NHL Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NHL Awards Red Carpet Rundown

The bright lights of Las Vegas shone a bit brighter last night as some of hockey’s elite descended on the city for the 2016 NHL Awards. The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the new salary cap has been set, and the league announced a new expansion team. It was time to address the biggest question […]

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 7:  Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning holds the Stanley Cup above his head after the victory over 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 defeated the Flames 2-1.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Vinny Hangs ‘Em Up

Vincent Lecavalier, a 17-year veteran of the National Hockey League and a Stanley Cup Champion with the Bolts, officially announced his retirement from the game today. Here is the release from Lecavalier: As I publicly announced at the time I was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, the 2015/16 season would be my last in […]

Ryan Callahan

Callahan Undergoes Hip Surgery, Will Miss Five Months

The procedure to repair a labral tear in Callahan’s right hip was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly. He is expected to return to the ice for the Lightning in approximately five months, meaning he will not be able to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Callahan played 73 games for […]


Tampa Bay Lightning 2016-17 Schedule Released

The NHL released the full 2016-17 season schedule today. Tampa Bay will start the season at Amalie Arena on October 13th as they host the division rival Detroit Red Wings. The Bolts will open with a four-game home stand before going on the road for six games. They will play their Atlantic Division opponents four […]

Ben Bishop

Boucher: Vezina Should Belong To Bishop

The National Hockey League will recognize some of its best at the 2016 NHL Awards show in Las Vegas this week. As the Lightning continue to have success and gain prominence in the league it only makes sense that they would be represented at the awards. For the second time in three seasons goalie Ben […]

Bolt Quote

“He’s an unrestricted free agent on July 1. I can’t force him to sign a contract with us if he doesn’t want to. If he wants to go to July 1, he has that right.” – Lightning GM Steve Yzerman on Steven Stamkos