TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Andrej Sustr posted 15 goals and 51 points to go along with a plus-24 rating in three years at Nebraska-Omaha
Sustr, 22, skated in 39 games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks this past season, recording nine goals and 25 points to go along with 53 penalty minutes. He ranked first among Nebraska defensemen in goals and points. Of his nine goals last season, four were scored on the power play and he also ranked tied for second on the Mavericks with 10 power play points. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound defenseman participated in the Lightning's Summer Development Camp this past summer.
"Andre is a big, mobile, right shot defenseman with very good skills. We feel he has great potential to develop into a good NHL player," Yzerman said. "We're excited to have him join our organization."
The Plzen, Czech Republic native has skated in 111 career NCAA games with the Mavericks, posting 15 goals and 51 points to go along with a plus-24 rating. This season Sustr set career highs in goals, assists (16), points, plus/minus and power play goals.