Tanguay gets one-year deal
Alex Tanguay is off the market.
The sought-after free-agent forward signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The contract is worth $2.5 million, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
"We're pretty happy he is with the Lightning and he's looking forward to giving his best," Tanguay's agent David Ettedgui told the St. Petersburg Times
Though a separated shoulder sidelined him for most of last season, Tanguay finished with 16 goals and 25 assists in 50 games.
Lightning GM Brian Lawton told the Times that Tanguay was "the guy we wanted."
"It's a chance for him to play with some really high-end, high-skill players, which we think he is," Lawton told the newspaper. "And we think together, it should be a nice combination."
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.
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