Center Ryan Craig re-signs with Lightning

Updated: July 15, 2006, 1:57 PM ET
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday re-signed center Ryan Craig.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Craig made his NHL debut last season, scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists in 48 games. He ranked sixth on the team with six power-play goals and was the first Lightning rookie to score 10 goals since Brad Richards in the 2000-01 season.

"Ryan had an outstanding rookie campaign last season and we look forward to seeing him build on his performance this season," Lightning general manager Jay Feaster said. "His drive and determination make him not only a coach's dream and someone you can rely on in so many situations, but he is also a tremendous team player."

An eighth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2002, the 24-year-old Craig began last season with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. In 28 games with the Falcons, Craig collected 12 goals and 16 assists.