Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Forward To Contract Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have officially signed forward Cole Koepke to a one-year, two-way contract, demonstrating their confidence in his potential.

After making his NHL debut in the 2022-23 season opener and playing 17 games with the Lightning, Koepke contributed with one goal.

While his offensive output dipped in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch, the Lightning remain hopeful that further development and experience will help Koepke regain his scoring form from his collegiate years.

The details of the contract were not disclosed, but Koepke, a pending restricted free agent eligible for arbitration, reached an agreement with the team.

At 25 years old, Koepke is set to begin the 2023-24 season in the AHL, where he recorded seven goals and 19 points in 52 regular season games.

This one-year, two-way contract allows him the opportunity to potentially play for both the Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch.

As the Lightning aim to utilize his talents in the future, Koepke could be called up to the NHL as a replacement if the team faces any injuries during the season. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports