TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Jimmy Huntington to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.
Huntington, 6-foot-1, 193 pounds, has played in 60 games this season with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording career highs of 38 goals and 83 points, along with 13 power-play goals and four game-winners. He ranks fifth in the QMJHL for goals and is sixth for points, while pacing the Oceanic for goals and ranking second for points.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Huntington has played in 284 career QMJHL games with Rimouski, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, registering 67 goals and 179 points. He has skated in 22 career playoff games, all with Victoriaville, and scored four goals with 11 points.
Huntington was originally undrafted.