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Tampa Bay Lightning signs high-value prospect RW Richard Panik to three-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday announced the signing of prospect Richard Panik to a three-year deal. The contract is believed worth $2.2 million if he plays in the NHL.

Panik, 20, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound right wing drafted 52nd overall in 2009, had 27 goals, 56 points in 51 games last season for Belleville and Guelph of the Ontario junior league. 

[Last modified: Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:15am]


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