Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman

The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of some internal business on Monday, announcing a new contract for defenseman Sean Day. Day receives a one-year, two-way contract for the 2023-24 season.

The 25-year-old blueliner received a new deal from Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois and now enters his fourth season with the franchise. Day spent last season with the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch, collecting 14 assists. He has yet to be able to crack as a regular with the Lightning, playing in only two career NHL games.

Day looks to crack the lineup in 2023-24, after spending his junior career as one of the best prospects on route to the NHL. He's since been let go by the New York Rangers and now the Lightning continue to develop the young d-man, hoping he can become a regular next season and beyond.

As per the team report:

Day has appeared in 223 career AHL games with the Crunch (2020-21 to 2022-23) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (2018-19 to 2019-20), posting 15 goals, 72 assists and 87 points. He was a third-round selection (81st overall) of the New York Rangers in the 2016 NHL Draft. A native of Leuven, Belgium, Day was a free agent signing of the Lightning on July 17, 2020.

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