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Lightning sign college free agent Kunyk

Thursday, 03.20.2014 / 1:42 PM / News

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Lightning sign college free agent Kunyk
The Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday signed free agent forward Cody Kunyk to a one-year, two-way NHL contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday signed free agent forward Cody Kunyk to a one-year, two-way NHL contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Kunyk, 23, skated in 37 games for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks this season, with 22 goals, 43 points, 22 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound forward led the Nanooks in goals, points, power-play goals (six) and shorthanded goals (two). Kunyk was named WCHA Player of the Year and to the first team All-WCHA team. He led the WCHA in scoring.

The Sherwood Park, Alberta native skated in 148 games over four seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, with 60 goals and 133 points. He set career highs his senior year for goals, assists (21) and points. Kunyk became the 30th Nanook to join the 100-point club with a goal on Nov. 22, 2013.

Kunyk participated in the Lightning's development camp this past summer.

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