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.