What Steve Yzerman has been up to since accepting the job as Tampa Bay Lightning GM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Scott Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning speaks with Scotty Bowman of the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

I thought that a recap of all that's gone on so far since GM Steve Yzerman was hired might come in handy. So, here we go. This is accurate as of the time of publishing. (10 am Eastern, July 26th, 2010.)

By the way, is it just me, or do the Lightning have a lot of guys named Steve or Steven on this team or what?

 

May 25th - Lightning name Steve Yzerman Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations & General Manager

May 28th - Sign draft pick D Mark Barberio

June 8th - Pat Verbeek becomes member of pro scouting staff

June 10th - Guy Boucher is hired as head coach

June 16th - Qualifying offers made to RW Steve Downie, C Blair Jones, RW Martins Karsums, D Mike Lundin, D Vladimir Mihalik, RW Teddy Purcell, D Paul Ranger, LW Juraj Simek, C Paul Szczechura, C Nate Thompson

June 25th - RW Brett Connolly is picked 6th overall in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles

June 26th - D Brock Beukeboom (3rd rnd; 63rd overall), D Radko Gudas (3rd rnd; 66th overall), D Adam Janosik (3rd rnd; 72nd overall), D Geoffrey Schemitsch (4th rnd; 96th overall), C/RW James Mullin (4th rnd; 118th overall), C Brendan O'Donnell (6th rnd; 156th overall), D Teigan Zahn (7th rnd; 186th overall) are picked by the Lightning in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles

June 30th - LW Todd Fedoruk is bought out of his contract

July 1st - RW Martin St. Louis signs a 4-year contract extension

July 1st - D Andrej Meszaros is traded to Philadelphia for a 2nd round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

July 1st - LW Mitch Fritz re-signs

July 2nd - D Pavel Kubina signs

July 5th - D Brett Clark is signs

July 6th - D Mike Lundin & RW Teddy Purcell re-sign

July 15th - C Blair Jones re-signs

July 16th - Julien Brisebois is hired as Lightning Assistant General Manager & General Manager of the  Norfolk Admirals (AHL)

July 16th - C Paul Szczechura re-signs

July 16th - C Nate Thompson re-signs

July 19th - D Matt Walker & a 2011 NHL Entry Draft pick are traded to Philadelphia for LW Simon Gagne

July 20th - Daniel Lacroix & Martin Raymond are hired as assistant coaches

July 23rd - Norfolk Admirals head coach Jim Johnson & goaltending coach Cap Raeder are fired

July 23rd - Wayne Fleming is hired as an assistant coach

July 23rd - C Marc-Antoine Pouliot signs

July 25th - LW Chris Durno signs

 

Wow. Busy so far, huh? And to think, Yzerman's not done yet.

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