Lightning Round: Tampa Bay announced their first deal of the offseason

Michael Eyssimont is a Bolt for two more years!

Lightning Round: Tampa Bay announced their first deal of the offseason
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The Tampa Bay Lightning kicked off their offseason by extending forward Michael Eyssimont to a two-year, one-way contract with an AAV of $800,000. Here's a breakdown of a deal by Hardev [Raw Charge]

Credit goes to Eyssimont for finding a home and getting a multi-year one-way contract – the first of his career. The 26-year-old left winger from Colorado should comfortably have a fourth line job next year, with opportunities to move up to the third line. Eyssimont scored 6 goals and 17 points in 58 career NHL regular season and playoff games.

Eyssimont played in 15 regular season games with the Lightning, scoring one goal and one assist in them. He also played in three playoff games with the Bolts, recording the same amount of points. Eyssimont is a bottom-six forward, who is particularly good at forechecking and have a great potential in the Lightning system.

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