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Chris Kunitz Signs With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent left wing Chris Kunitz to a one-year contract worth $2 million, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Kunitz, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, has played in 884 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers and Anaheim Ducks, recording 250 goals and 580 points with a plus-183 rating. He won his first Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 before going on to win three more with Pittsburgh in 2009, 2016 and 2017. Kunitz was also named to the NHL's First All-Star Team in 2013. 

The 6-foot, 195-pound forward has played in 161 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, making him the Lightning's most experienced playoff performer (Girardi, 122). Kunitz has recorded 27 career postseason goals and 92 points. He has skated in 77 Stanley Cup Playoff games in the previous five seasons.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Great. Now the Wings have to face that little prick seven times next year instead of just four. It’s not like he’s a dirty player (cough*Perry*cough) or a whiner (cough*Crysbaby*cough). It’s just that he always seems to be a thorn in the side of the Wings.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/01/17 at 06:20 PM ET

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