TRADE: Tanner Jeannot On The Move As Tampa Bay Completes Another Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have swung another deal, clearing another $2.66 million from the books, as they've sent physical fourth-line forward Tanner Jeannot out West, to the Los Angeles Kings. 

In return, the Kings send their 2025 second round selection to the Bolts, along with pick #118 in 2024.

The Kings have long had interest in Jeannot, who, despite struggling since arriving in Tampa late in the 2022-23 season, showed an ability to contribute on the scoresheet just two years ago with the Nashville Predators, popping 24 goals. 

It's with his physical presence, however, that Jeannot makes the most impact on the ice. The 6'2", 208-pound forward dished out 318 hits in that rookie season of 2021-22, and followed up with another 290 body blows the next season, split between Nashville and Tampa. This past season, he was only able to play 55 games, but still handed out 211 hits. He was held to single digits in goals (7) for the second straight season.

Jeannot, 27, is entering the final year of his deal.

It should also be noted that there was no salary retained by the Lightning on Jeannot’s $2.66M cap hit, which gives them even more cap space to pursue... Jake Guentzel? Re-signing Steven Stamkos?

Stay tuned.

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