The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent right wing Ryan Shannon to a one-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Shannon, 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, played in 79 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, recording 11 goals, five power-play goals and 27 points while averaging 12:55 in ice time per game. He established career highs for games played, goals, assists, points, plus/minus (+3), power-play goals, shorthanded goals (1) shots on goal (118) and tied his personal best with one game-winning goal. Shannon was tied for fifth among Senators forwards for points and fourth for assists as well as leading all Ottawa skaters with more than 25 games played in plus/minus.
A native of Darien, Connecticut, Shannon has played in 260 career NHL games with the Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. He has produced 31 goals, 87 points, 13 power-play goals and three game-winning goals. Shannon has played in 11 career NHL postseason games, with the majority of those coming in 2007 when he won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim. He was also named to the 2005-06 AHL all-rookie team while playing with the Portland Pirates.
Shannon went undrafted out of Boston College, where he played in 116 career games, notching 51 goals and 150 points.