TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Mathieu Joseph to the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Joseph, 22, has skated in 31 games with the Lightning this season, posting four goals and seven points to go along with 14 penalty minutes. The Laval, Quebec native has appeared in 101 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over the past two seasons, recording 17 goals and 33 points. Last season he registered 13 goals and 26 points in 70 games with the Bolts. Joseph ranked tied for eighth in the NHL among rookies for goals in 2018-19.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward has skated in 70 career AHL games, all with the Crunch during the 2017-18 season, recording 15 goals and 53 points. Joseph led all Syracuse skaters for assists and points during the 2017-18 regular season. He ranked second in the AHL among rookies for assists (38) and fifth for rookie points. Joseph also skated in seven 2018 Calder Cup Playoff games, notching three goals and seven points.
Joseph was originally drafted by the Lightning in the fourth round, 120th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.