Tampa Bay Lightning transactions

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2019-10-08
assigned LW Gemel Smith to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-10-08
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2019-10-01
assigned D Luke Schenn to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-10-01
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2019-09-30
assigned LW Danick Martel to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-30
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2019-09-30
assigned RW Alexander Volkov to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-30
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2019-09-30
waived D Luke Schenn.
2019-09-30
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2019-09-27
NHL fined C Cedric Paquette $2,500 for high-sticking.
2019-09-27
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2019-09-23
re-signed C Brayden Point to a three-year, $20.25 million contract.
2019-09-23
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2019-09-22
assigned G Spencer Martin to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned D Callan Foote to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Mitchell Stephens to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Otto Somppi to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Chris Mueller to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned LW Nolan Foote to Kelowna (WHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Cory Conacher to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Ross Colton to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-22
assigned C Alex Barre-Boulet to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-22
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2019-09-21
Released C Peter Abbandonato.
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned C Jimmy Huntington to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned LW Boris Katchouk to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
(Alexey Lipanov) assigned C Alexei Lipanov to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned C Ryan Lohin to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
Released C Kevin Lynch.
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned RW Taylor Raddysh to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned LW Mikhail Shalagin to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned LW Dennis Yan to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
Released D Luc Snuggerud.
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned D Oleg Sosunov to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
assigned D Matthew Spencer to Syracuse (AHL).
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
Released D Nolan Valleau.
2019-09-21
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2019-09-21
Released G Clint Windsor.
2019-09-21
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2019-09-20
announced D Dan Girardi has retired.
2019-09-20
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2019-09-18
assigned RW Maxim Cajkovic to Saint John (QMJHL).
2019-09-18
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2019-09-18
Released D Louis Crevier.
2019-09-18
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2019-09-18
Released D Cody Donaghey.
2019-09-18
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2019-09-18
assigned LW Gabriel Fortier to Baie-Comeau (QMJHL).
2019-09-18
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2019-09-18
assigned D Quinn Schmiemann to Kamloops (WHL).
2019-09-18
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2019-09-18
Released C Eli Zummack.
2019-09-18
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2019-08-24
signed LW Pat Maroon to a one-year, $900,000 contract.
2019-08-24
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2019-08-14
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a 2020 fourth round pick from the Detroit Red Wings for Adam Erne
2019-08-14
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2019-08-05
signed D Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
2019-08-05
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2019-07-30
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth round pick from the Ottawa Senators for Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth round pick
2019-07-30
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2019-07-29
signed G Andrei Vasilevskiy to a eight-year, $76 million contract extension.
2019-07-29
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2019-07-22
announced RW Brandon Bochenski has retired.
2019-07-22
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2019-07-17
re-signed D Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.
2019-07-17
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2019-07-16
re-signed D Ben Thomas to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.
2019-07-16
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2019-07-05
re-signed C Carter Verhaeghe to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-07-05
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2019-07-05
signed C Cedric Paquette to a two-year, $3.3 million contract.
2019-07-05
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2019-07-01
signed C Chris Mueller to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed G Spencer Martin to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed G Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-07-01

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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