Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning re-signs Cedric Paquette to 1-year, $1 million deal

TAMPA — The Lightning's push to retain its players for 2018-19 continued Thursday, with center Cedric Paquette re-signing on a one-year, $1 million deal.

Paquette, 24, had five goals and four assists in 2017-18, his fourth full NHL season. He's often on the line tasked with shutting down an opponent's most dangerous one, an unsung role helping the defensive effort.

Paquette was a restricted free agent, and general manager Steve Yzerman has made it a priority to keep together the group that reached the Eastern Conference final last season for a third time in four years.

Yzerman also has re-signed defenseman Ryan McDonagh and center J.T. Miller to long-term extensions, signed backup goalie Louis Domingue to a two-year deal and given defenseman Slater Koekkoek a one-year extension.

Wing Adam Erne is the only unsigned restricted free agent remaining.

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Even if it’s just preseason, it matters

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Four Lightning players named to The Hockey News’ list of the top 50 in the NHL

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Lightning to live stream six preseason games, starting Tuesday night

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Published: 09/17/18
Lightning’s Cal Foote may be the NHL’s most appropriately named player

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Published: 09/17/18
Lightning journal: Center prospect Alex Barre-Boulet shows his scoring chops

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BRANDON — C Alex Barre-Boulet did not want to try a complicated move. Not with Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy between him and the net.So Barre-Boulet went with old reliable as he drew close to the Lightning goalie."It is a move I use...
Published: 09/16/18
Lightning’s Jake Dotchin clears waivers

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BRANDON— D Jake Dotchin cleared waivers Saturday, paving the way for the Lightning to terminate his contract for what it called a material breach.The team didn't give details when it announced its intentions Friday, but it is believed to h...
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Trying to claim a Lightning roster spot? Let Brayden Point be your guide

Trying to claim a Lightning roster spot? Let Brayden Point be your guide

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Published: 09/15/18
Lightning journal: D Jake Dotchin placed on unconditional waivers

Lightning journal: D Jake Dotchin placed on unconditional waivers

By NICK KELLYTimes Staff WriterBRANDON — D Jake Dotchin was placed on unconditional waivers Friday with the purpose of terminating his contract for a material breach, the Lightning said.The team disclosed no details but is believed to be unhapp...
Published: 09/14/18