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by Paul on 07/19/11 at 05:27 PM ET
via Tampa Bay Lightning tweet,
Steven Stamkos has agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the #TBLightning.
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Steven Stamkos on a five-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
“Steven is extremely important to this franchise and is part of the foundation of our hockey team,” Yzerman said. “We are very pleased to have him signed and look forward to seeing him in a Lightning uniform for years to come.”
“I am excited we were able to reach an agreement today,” Stamkos said. “This was obviously very important to me and I appreciate Mr. Vinik and Steve Yzerman for all their work in the transformation of the franchise as we move forward. There is no place I’d rather be than as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.”
added 3:36pm, via Craig Custance tweet,
Stamkos deal has cap hit of $7.5 million annually.
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