Jon Jordan (Hockeybuzz) and Ken Allen (USA Today) are reporting via Twitter that the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Mattias Ohlund. This has not been confirmed by the team at this time. There will be more information as it becomes available.
12:25 PM: Bob McKenzie is reporting the deal is for seven years and $3.75 million per season. This is a direct contradiction to the crying-poor reports of the Bolts from the last several months and may lead to more trouble.
Damian Cristordero reports on TampaBay.com that Oren Koules sent a text message about the deal, saying:
It's Done, Yahoo.
12:33 PM: Ohlund compliments Victor Hedman and becomes not only a contributing minutes member of the Lightning but a mentor for the Bolts freshly drafted Swede. That influence also goes much further than just influencing Hedman though. Ohlund becomes the oldest member of the Lightning blue-line (pending other signings).
Your opinion on the signing of Mattias Ohlund?
Approve - leadershiip and stability (77 votes)
Disapprove - age, length of contract (6 votes)
Confused -- are they free spending or cash strapped? (11 votes)
94 total votes