Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Free Agent Goalie; Played 2022-23 In Sweden

That didn't take long.

Just one day after terminating his contract with Farjestads BK Karlstad in Sweden, goaltender Matt Tomkins has signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 28-year-old impressed with a 20-12 record, a .911 save percentage, and a 2.53 goals-against average during the 2022-2023 season.

Tomkins was also impressive on the international stage, representing Canada in the Beijing 2022 Olympics with a remarkable .962 save percentage, a 1.01 goals-against average, and a shutout in three games.  

Selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft, Tomkins spent four years in the Blackhawks' system without reaching the NHL.

He'll now work towards finally making his NHL debut next season with the Lightning. Photo Credit:  Reuters-USA TODAY Sports