TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Keith Aulie to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Aulie, 22, played in 19 games with the Lightning this season, recording one assist and 13 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-6, 217-pound defenseman recorded his first point as a member of the Lightning on March 29 at New Jersey. Aulie skated in 36 games between the Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs this season, collecting three assists and 29 penalty minutes. He also played in 23 games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, recording one assist and 30 penalty minutes.
The Regina, Saskatchewan native has played in 76 career NHL games, recording two goals and five points to go along with 61 penalty minutes. Aulie scored his first career NHL goal last season on March 8 against the NY Islanders. He's skated in 107 career AHL games with the Marlies and Abbotsford Heat, posting five goals and 16 points. He represented the Marlies at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey, PA last season.
Aulie was acquired by Tampa Bay from the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 27 in exchange for Carter Ashton.