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Lightning add Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

The versatile, hard-working former Colorado forward can play up and down the lineup.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is a versatile, hard-working forward who can play up and down the lineup.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is a versatile, hard-working forward who can play up and down the lineup. [ RICK SCUTERI | AP ]
Published Jul. 28
Updated Jul. 29

TAMPA — The Lightning have added some depth to their bottom-six forwards in versatile Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who most recently played with the Avalanche.

Bellemare will receive a two-year deal with an average annual value of $1 million, according to the Lightning.

Bellemare, 36, is a hard-working forward who can play up and down the lineup.

He had 18 goals and 15 assists in 122 games over the past two seasons with Colorado. His highest-scoring season came in 2019-20, when he had nine goals and 13 assists.

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This story is breaking and will be updated.

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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