TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Jonathan Marchessault to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Marchessault, 24, has skated in two games with the Lightning this season, posting one goal and two points. He scored his first career NHL goal and added an assist, earning first star honors, on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins.
The 5-8, 184 pound forward has played in 64 games with Syracuse this season, leading the Crunch with 41 assists and 64 points. He ranks second on the team for goals with 23, while his six power-play goals are tied for second. The 24-year-old has played in 291 career AHL games with Syracuse, the Springfield Falcons and the Connecticut Whale, recording 91 goals and 251 points.
Marchessault was acquired by Tampa Bay on March 5, 2014, along with Dalton Smith, from Columbus in exchange for Dana Tyrell and Matt Taormina.