The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Joel Vermin from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Vermin, 24, has played in 23 games with the Crunch this season, collecting seven goals and 13 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11,192-pound forward ranks second on Syracuse with four power-play goals. Vermin has appeared in 141 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over the past four seasons, collecting 29 goals and 68 points to go along with 30 penalty minutes.
The Bern, Switzerland native has also skated in eight games with the Lightning this season, recording two assists and a plus-3 rating. Vermin has played in 14 career NHL games, all with the Bolts over the past two seasons, notching three assists and two penalty minutes.
Vermin was originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the seventh round, 186th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.