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Get to know new Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

In the wee hours of the morning, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn form the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Radko Gudas and the Lightning’s 2015 first and third round picks. Coburn was formerly Philadelphia’s longest tenured player, playing for the team from 2006 to 2015.

Here are some other things you may not know about Braydon Coburn.

1. Coburn will wear No. 55 for the Lightning
2. Coburn was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, of the 2003 NHL entry draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.

3. Braydon will be reunited in Tampa with defenseman Matt Carle, the two played together in Philly from 2008-2012.

4. Coburn won a silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Championships with team Canada, playing alongside Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos.

5. The defenseman played his 500th career NHL game on October 15th, 2013 against Vancouver.

6. Coburn posted a career average of 21:15 ice time, he ranked third in ice time with Philadelphia this season.
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