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Stamkos, McDonagh share Cup with kids at Tampa cancer center

Lightning posed for photos, signed autographs for 'heroes' at hospital

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Some special kids recently got a special guest.

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Vinik Sports Group, Lightning extend partnership with Venuetize

Fans visiting Amalie Arena can enjoy a contactless and cashless experience through the NHL app

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - Vinik Sports Group (VSG) and the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning have extended their partnership with Venuetize to deliver a contactless, cashless and overall safer and more enjoyable experience for their fans visiting AMALIE Arena. The extended partnership will consolidate the current AMALIE Arena venue app and NHL App to make it more convenient for fans, while at the same time increasing functionality available via mobile.

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Where the Stanley Cup goes, so do its Keepers

The team of Keepers have set up in Tampa to help the Lightning share the Cup with the city

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

In 32 years as the Keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard had never seen a Stanley Cup celebration quite like the boat parade that floated the Tampa Bay Lightning up the Hillsborough River through downtown Tampa, fans lining both banks to welcome the champions home after 65-consecutive days in Toronto and Edmonton bubbles produced the organization's second-ever Stanley Cup.

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Lightning re-sign Ross Colton to one-year contract

Colton set new career highs for assists and points in 2019-20 with the Crunch

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Ross Colton to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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Lightning re-sign Ben Thomas to one-year contract

The Calgary, Alberta native recorded three goals and 13 assists in 56 games with the Crunch last season

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Ben Thomas to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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How the Lightning drafted virtually

With the normal draft festivities unable to take place, the Bolts' brain trust set up at Firestick Grill inside Amalie Arena to make selections

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The National Hockey League Draft was held virtually for the first time in its 58-year history Tuesday and Wednesday, each team setting up its war room in its local market and announcing its selections via video feed.

So, what did the new setup change for the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, who made nine selections over the two-day affair, one more than they were scheduled to make entering the draft?

Well, as it turns out, not a whole lot.

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Lightning sign defenseman Andreas Borgman, goaltender Chris Gibson

Both players have been signed to one-year, two-way contracts

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Andreas Borgman and goaltender Chris Gibson to one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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Lightning re-sign Spencer Martin to one-year contract

Martin had a 3.00 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in 33 appearances for the Crunch last season

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed goaltender Spencer Martin to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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Lightning add depth at 2020 NHL Draft

Tampa Bay's Day 2 haul included three centers, three wingers, a pair of defensemen and one goaltender

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the 2020 NHL Draft - held virtually this year rather than in Montreal as originally scheduled due to COVID restrictions - with eight selections over the two day affair starting with Tuesday's round one and continuing into Wednesday with rounds two through seven.

When the second day wrapped up, the Lightning had selected nine players, the extra pick the result of a couple draft day trades the team made over the course of the afternoon.

All combined, the Lightning haul included three centers (two of which were drafted in the Second Round) three wingers, a pair of right-shot defensemen and a goalie.

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Lightning make nine picks on Day Two of 2020 NHL Draft

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning made nine picks on the second day of the 2020 NHL Draft, including six forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. The Lightning's 2020 NHL Draft is presented by Florida Blue.

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