The Lightning traded goalie Connor Ingram to Nashville for a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.
Not a lot of return for a once-promising prospect. Ingram had an unusual season this year and now his tenure with Tampa Bay/Syracuse/Orlando is over with one year left on his contract.
The Lightning drafted Ingram in the 2016 third round. In 2017-18, Ingram had a successful rookie year, finishing at 20-11 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average.
He was off to an even better start this season. He was 14-7 with a .922 save percentage and 2.26 GAA, and played in the AHL All-Star Classic.
In March, Ingram was reassigned to the ECHL. He briefly returned to the AHL for a day a few weeks later, but after a meeting with Julien BriseBois, returned to Orlando.
At that time, BriseBois told the Syracuse Post-Standard it would be better for everyone if Ingram remained in Orlando for the rest of the season.
The Lightning, Crunch and Solar Bears are moving on from Ingram, who will get a new start in Nashville’s organization.
With Eddie Pasquale signing in the KHL, the Crunch no longer has a goalie for next season.