Ohlund leaves Canucks for Lightning

Updated: July 1, 2009, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Free-agent defenseman Mattias Ohlund has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 32-year-old native of Sweden has played in 770 games over the past 11 NHL seasons, all with the Vancouver Canucks. He is the Canucks' career leader in goals by a defenseman and was an All-Star during the 1998-99 season.

He received a seven-year deal worth $25.25 million. Ohlund will make $4 million in 2009-10, $4 million in 2010-11, $5.5 million in 2011-12, $5 million in 2012-13, $3.75 ...

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