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Three-Year Extension For Andrei Vasilevskly In Tampa Bay

 

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TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension worth $3.5-million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Vasilevskiy, 21, appeared in 24 games with the Lightning last season, posting a record of 11-10-0 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. The Tyumen, Russia native also posted one shutout in his second season with the Lightning. Vasilevskiy played in eight Stanley Cup playoff games in 2016, registering a record of 3-4 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. He appeared in all seven of the Lightning’s Eastern Conference Final games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 6-foot-3, 207-pound goaltender has appeared in 40 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over the past two seasons, registering a record of 18-15-1 to go along with a 2.60 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has played in 12 Stanley Cup playoff games in his career, including two in the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015.

Vasilevskiy was originally drafted by the Lightning in the first round, 19th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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d ca's avatar

would some GM grow some and put together an offer sheet for Nikita Nesterov.

Posted by d ca on 07/01/16 at 02:44 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

would some GM grow some and put together an offer sheet for Nikita Nesterov.

where is their cap now?  Stamkos, Hedman, Bishop, now Vasilevskiy

Posted by duhduhduh on 07/01/16 at 02:45 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

where is their cap now?  Stamkos, Hedman, Bishop, now Vasilevskiy

Still a tick under $13mil cap space (Vasilevskiy has another year under his current deal) Which, FWIW, is not quite double what Detroit has ($7.4mil), with a minimum of three bona fide superstars under long term deals. We have Helm for 5 more years.

Posted by Steeb on 07/01/16 at 02:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

They can still go 10% over the cap until September when all teams must submit a cap-compliant roster.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/01/16 at 02:58 PM ET

d ca's avatar

They have plenty of cap space to match: it’s about making them spend a couple million more so they can’t go out and get that 1 piece (veteran goalie) making them the team to beat for the next 4 seasons (what Wilson did to Chicago with Niklas Hjalmarsson)

Posted by d ca on 07/01/16 at 03:02 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

would some GM grow some and put together an offer sheet for Nikita Nesterov.

Posted by d ca on 07/01/16 at 02:44 PM ET

we all love our D but why not throw $4.5 to 5 at Kucherov

should be a few teams with the requisite 2 first rounders (plus 2nd and 3rd)

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/01/16 at 03:51 PM ET

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