Tampa Bay Lightning transactions

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Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cameron Gaunce
Cameron Gaunce
2019-03-20
Recalled D Cameron Gaunce from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-03-20
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cameron Gaunce
Cameron Gaunce
2019-03-19
Assigned D Cameron Gaunce to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-03-19
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cameron Gaunce
Cameron Gaunce
2019-03-18
Recalled D Cameron Gaunce from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-03-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tanner Pond
Tanner Pond
2019-03-01
Signed C Jimmy Huntington to a three -year entry-level contract.
2019-03-01
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
2019-02-20
Assigned D Jan Rutta to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-20
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mathieu Joseph
Mathieu Joseph
2019-02-20
Recalled RW Mathieu Joseph from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-20
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mathieu Joseph
Mathieu Joseph
2019-02-19
Assigned RW Mathieu Joseph to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-19
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
2019-02-19
Recalled D Jan Rutta from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-19
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
2019-02-13
Assigned D Jan Rutta to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-13
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mathieu Joseph
Mathieu Joseph
2019-02-13
Recalled RW Mathieu Joseph from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-13
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mathieu Joseph
Mathieu Joseph
2019-02-12
Assigned RW Mathieu Joseph to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-12
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
2019-02-12
Recalled D Jan Rutta from Syracuse (AHL).
2019-02-12
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Nikita Kucherov
Nikita Kucherov
2019-02-02
NHL fined RW Nikita Kucherov $5,000 for tripping.
2019-02-02
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mikhail Sergachev NHL fined D Mikhail Sergachev $2,403.67 for cross-checking an opponent. 2019-01-13
Tampa Bay Lightning logo J.T. Brown
J.T. Brown
2019-01-12
Activated RW J.T. Brown from injured reserve.
2019-01-12
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
2019-01-11
Acquired D Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for D Slater Koekkoek and a 2019 fifth-round pick.
2019-01-11
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Gabriel Fortier
Gabriel Fortier
2018-12-19
Signed LW Gabriel Fortier to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2018-12-19
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Anton Stralman
Anton Stralman
2018-12-16
Activated D Anton Stralman from injured reserve.
2018-12-16
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Andrei Vasilevskiy Activated G Andrei Vasilevskiy from injured reserve. 2018-12-11
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Edward Pasquale
Edward Pasquale
2018-12-11
Assigned G Edward Pasquale to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-12-11
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Steve Oleksy
Steve Oleksy
2018-12-10
Acquired D Steve Oleksy from the Anaheim Ducks for RW Adam Cracknell.
2018-12-10
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Connor Ingram
Connor Ingram
2018-12-02
Assigned G Connor Ingram to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-12-02
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Edward Pasquale
Edward Pasquale
2018-12-02
Recalled G Edward Pasquale from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-12-02
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Ondrej Palat
Ondrej Palat
2018-11-29
Activated LW Ondrej Palat from injured reserve.
2018-11-29
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Edward Pasquale
Edward Pasquale
2018-11-28
Assigned G Edward Pasquale to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-28
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Connor Ingram
Connor Ingram
2018-11-28
Recalled G Connor Ingram from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-28
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Edward Pasquale
Edward Pasquale
2018-11-15
Recalled G Edward Pasquale from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-15
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Michael Bournival Waived LW Michael Bournival. 2018-11-15
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Andrei Vasilevskiy Placed G Andrei Vasilevskiy on IR. 2018-11-15
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Erik Cernak
Erik Cernak
2018-11-13
Recalled D Erik Cernak from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-13
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Victor Hedman
Victor Hedman
2018-11-10
Activated D Victor Hedman from injured reserve.
2018-11-10
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cameron Gaunce
Cameron Gaunce
2018-11-09
Assigned D Cameron Gaunce to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-09
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Yanni Gourde
Yanni Gourde
2018-11-02
Signed C Yanni Gourde to a six-year, $31 million contract extension.
2018-11-02
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Ben Thomas
Ben Thomas
2018-11-01
Assigned D Ben Thomas to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-11-01
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Danick Martel
Danick Martel
2018-10-28
Recalled LW Danick Martel from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-10-28
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Victor Hedman
Victor Hedman
2018-10-27
Placed D Victor Hedman on IR.
2018-10-27
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cameron Gaunce
Cameron Gaunce
2018-10-27
Recalled D Cameron Gaunce from Syracuse (AHL).
2018-10-27
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Ryan Callahan
Ryan Callahan
2018-10-18
Activated RW Ryan Callahan from injured reserve.
2018-10-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Danick Martel
Danick Martel
2018-10-18
Assigned LW Danick Martel to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-10-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mitch Hults
Mitch Hults
2018-10-18
Assigned C Mitch Hults to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-10-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mitch Hults
Mitch Hults
2018-10-18
Acquired C Mitch Hults from the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations.
2018-10-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cory Conacher
Cory Conacher
2018-10-18
Assigned C Cory Conacher to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-10-18
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Cory Conacher
Cory Conacher
2018-10-17
Re-signed C Cory Conacher to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
2018-10-17
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Mitchell Stephens Assigned C Mitchell Stephens to Syracuse (AHL). 2018-09-30
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Alexander Volkov Assigned RW Alexander Volkov to Syracuse (AHL). 2018-09-30
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Erik Cernak
Erik Cernak
2018-09-30
Assigned D Erik Cernak to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-09-30
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Andy Andreoff
Andy Andreoff
2018-09-23
Waived LW Andy Andreoff.
2018-09-23
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Gabriel Dumont
Gabriel Dumont
2018-09-23
Waived C Gabriel Dumont.
2018-09-23
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Carter Verhaeghe Assigned C Carter Verhaeghe to Syracuse (AHL). 2018-09-23
Tampa Bay Lightning logo Daniel Walcott
Daniel Walcott
2018-09-23
Assigned D Daniel Walcott to Syracuse (AHL).
2018-09-23

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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