UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Lightning re-sign forward Ondrej Palat to three-year deal

Ondrej Palat (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat scored 23 goals and recorded 36 assists this season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract, keeping him with the team through the 2016-17 season, the team announced Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports that Palat's deal is worth $10 million, with him receiving $2.8 million next season, $3.2 million in 2015-16 and $4 million in 2016-17. Palat was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Palat, 23, played in 81 games this past season, scoring 23 goals and recording 36 assists, leading the team with a +32 rating.

Palat is a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the league's top rookie, and among rookies was ranked second in points and third in goals.

More from the Lightning:

The 6-foot, 180-pound forward represented his native Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, skating in four games.

Palat was originally selected by the Lightning in the seventh round, 208th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft.

MUIR: Top Line: Kings’ biggest foe; blame on Broadway; five best fights; more

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again