The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Bryan Little to a multiple-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Little, 22, scored 13 goals and 21 assists in 79 games with the Thrashers last season. He compiled seven multiple-point games, which included a season-high 2 goals on Jan. 30 at Nashville. He also posted 2 assists in the season-opener on Oct. 3 vs. Tampa Bay and tallied goals in back-to-back games on Nov. 3 at Montreal and Nov. 5 vs. Columbus.
Little was selected by the Thrashers in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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