Lightning re-sign center Tyler Johnson to three-year deal

Friday May 23rd, 2014

Tyler Johnson (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images) Tyler Johnson led all first-year forwards in ice time at 18:47 per game. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

The Lightning and center Tyler Johnson agreed to a three-year contract on Friday, the team announced. The deal is worth $10 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.

In 82 games this season, the 23-year-old Calder Trophy finalist (awarded to the league's best rookie) had 24 goals and 26 assists and became only the second rookie in NHL history to score five power-play and shorthanded goals in one season, according to the team. Johnson also had one goal and one assist in Tampa Bay's first-round playoff series loss to the Canadiens.

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Johnson, who was set to become a restricted free agent, had a plus-23 rating and led Team USA with six goals in eight games at the IIHF World Championships.

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