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Lightning signs C Nate Thompson to a 4-year contract extension

Nate Thompson leads the Lightning with 61 hits.

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Nate Thompson leads the Lightning with 61 hits.



The Lightning and center Nate Thompson have agreed to terms on a four-year, $6.4 million contract extension through 2016-17.

“It was important to get him locked up,” GM Steve Yzerman said. “He’s part of our future.”

Thompson, 28, has six goals, 10 points in 31 games, is a primary penalty killer, has won 50.8 percent of his faceoffs and leads the team with 61 hits.

“To show that confidence Steve has in me is a great feeling,” said Thompson, acquired in January 2010 off waivers from the Islanders. “I love this organization. I love the core group of guys. It’s just a great fit for me and a no-brainer.”

[Last modified: Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:22am]


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