Tampa Bay re-sign Palat to five-year deal

 18 Jul 2017 - 0:16


New York:  The Tampa Bay Lightning secured the last of “The Triplets” by re-signing forward Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5m contract last weekend.
Palat’s deal is on par annually with that of fellow Triplets Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov.
Johnson recently signed a seven-year pact with $35m while Kucherov’s contract goes for an average $4.77m – although that pact ends after the 2018-19 season.
Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames signed restricted free-agent forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.9m contract. Lazar collected one goal, three assists and four penalty minutes over 37 games split between the Ottawa Senators and the Flames in the last season.
The Los Angeles Kings forward Jonny Brodzinski signed a two-year contract extension. For Brodzinski, the first year is a two-way deal while the second is strictly one way. The contract carries an average annual value of $650,000 at the NHL level.