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
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.