Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp, Bolts sign Volkov

The Lightning’s development camp is underway!

The Bolts

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced yesterday that they have signed Alexander Volkov to a three-year, entry level deal. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

Brayden Point has provided quite the dream road map for young prospects to follow. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

The Lightning announced that owner Jeff Vinik is going to be putting money into the Bolts’ practice arena in Brandon:

The full list of breweries for the August 5th Bolts Brew Fest has been released. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

The Crunch

AHL free agency starts the same day as NHL free agency, and there’s going to be a lot of quality free agents out there looking to join new teams. Of interest is the fact that guys who played for Syracuse last year, like defenseman Matt Taormina (#3 on the board) and goalie Mike McKenna (32 on the board), have not yet been re-signed by the Lightning, making fans wonder if they’re no longer in the cards for the organization. [Chirps from Center Ice]

Prospect/Crunch player Cam Darcy took in some baseball yesterday:

Couple birds on the monster #sherby

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Former Crunch assistant coach Trent Cull joined Brent Axe to discuss his move to Syracuse rival Utica as their head coach. He explains that he had the full support of both Julian Brisebois and Crunch head coach Ben Groulx. [ESPN Syracuse]

It isn’t exactly a surprise, but prospects for the Crunch to host an outdoor game next season are looking dimmer by the day. [Syracuse.com]

The Prospects

Tampa Bay’s development camp got underway this week, and two of their members took over the Lightning’s SnapChat...if you hurry, you can probably still see most of the highlights:

Some kids got the time of their life yesterday when the development camp visited the Lightning’s community hockey program:

The Game

Poor Jagr: