Tampa Bay Lightning signs Adam Hall, JT Wyman, but loses Damien Brunner
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Friday it has signed forwards Adam Hall and JT Wyman, but the team sustained a disappointing loss when Swiss star Damien Brunner decided against joining the team.
Hall, 31, and Wyman, 26, we're both pending free agents. Both signed one-year deals. Hall signed a one-way contract. Wyman got a two-way deal. Hall played 57 games last season with the Lightning with two goals and seven points. His 59.5 winning percentage on face offs was second in the league among players with at least 200 faceoff wins. Wyman played 40 games with the Lightning last season and had two goals, 11 points.
"I'm happy and excited to be returning to the Lightning for the upcoming season," Hall said in a statement. "The expectations for this year are understandably high, and I look forward to contributing where I can to help the team return to the playoffs with the ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."
Losing Brunner, 26, was a blow. The fleet-skating wing last season led Zug of the Swiss elite league with 24 goals, 60 points in 45 games. The reasons for his decision were unclear as both his agent and Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman declined comment.