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Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Forward To Contract Extension

Even though the Stanley Cup Playoffs are ongoing, it is the offseason for many teams. Tough decisions loom for certain clubs. One team has wasted no time and that is the Tampa Bay Lightning. Forward Michael Eyssimont has signed a contract extension. The deal is for two years and is a one-way contract. He will earn $800k per season.

Michael Eyssimont Signs Contract Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have plenty of decisions to make. Key free agents loom such as Tanner Jeannot, Corey Perry, Alex Killorn, and Ross Colton. Not everyone will return, but you can put your fingerprint on what names will likely be in the fold come next season. One of those names will be Michael Eyssimont as he has signed a contract extension. It is a huge signing and he proved to be great depth down the stretch.

How This Impacts the Lightning

This is a great deal for the Lightning. The move itself does not break the bank. In addition, they got younger at the depth position. The nucleus and the core of this team is still intact and will be for the foreseeable future. Entering next season, the Lightnings bottom of the lineup may look different, but it will be for the better.

How This Impacts Eyssimont

This is a great deal for Eyssimont. It is a one-way deal which means that we won’t be going back and forth from the AHL to the NHL constantly. He can now focus on being a daily contributor to the Lightning. This is a guy who has bounced around and played for three teams in the 2022-23 season. In his first full season across three teams, he scored five goals, 10 assists, and 15 points. Eyssimont suited up in three playoff games this season and tallied two points.

He has a great two-way game and is the type of player Tampa likes. Not of the same calibre but look at guys like Yanni Gourde, and Barclay Goodrow. Eyssimont forechecks hard, generates chances, and is fast. This overall is a great deal for him and the team.

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