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Lightning signs prospect Ryan Lohin from UMass-Lowell

The 22-year-old forward will finish out this season in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.

It’s that time of year when junior and college seasons end and players begin signing their first NHL deals. The Lightning signed forward Ryan Lohin to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Lohin finished his junior year at UMass-Lowell, where he served as captain, with 27 points in 33 games to lead the River Hawks. He also had 12 goals and three assists.

The 22-year-old will finish out the season on an amateur tryout contract with Syracuse before his entry-level contract begins next season.

The 6-foot, 192-pound forward is known as a strong skater who moves the puck well. He’s expected to develop in the AHL before competing for a spot with the Lightning.

Lohin was originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the seventh round, in 2016.