The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned forward James Wright to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Wright, 6-4, 200 pounds, was recalled to the Lightning on Thursday, November 18. He logged 4:36 of ice time in the Tampa Bay’s 8-7 win against Philadelphia, landing one hit. It was his first NHL action of the season. Wright has played in 15 games with the Admirals this season, recording four goals and 12 points, including one power play goal.
A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Wright made the Lightning roster out of juniors last season and went on to play in 48 games, recording two goals and five points in his NHL debut before being reassigned to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. He was second among Lightning rookies in 2009-10 for both time on ice with 11:38 per game and points.
Wright was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 117th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.