Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Forward To Multi-Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Michael Eyssimont to a two-year contract worth $1.6 million with an average annual value of $800,000.

The team's Vice President and General Manager, Julien BriseBois, announced the signing, which comes after Eyssimont's relatively average season in 2022-23, where he scored five goals and 15 points in 54 games played for three different teams.

However, Eyssimont's physicality and ability to play both center and wing positions may have been factors that attracted the Lightning.

Eyssimont was acquired by the Lightning from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Vladislav Namestnikov on March 1, 2023.

He played in 15 games during the regular season for the Lightning, scoring a goal and two points and earning 22 penalty minutes. Eyssimont also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut during the First Round series against Toronto and contributed a goal and an assist in Game 5.

Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Eyssimont began the 2022-23 season with the Winnipeg Jets, where he recorded a goal and five points in 19 games.

However, he was later claimed off waivers by San Jose on January 6, where he contributed three goals and eight points in 20 games.

Eyssimont is a former fifth round pick (142nd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports