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Lightning re-sign defenseman Braydon Coburn to two-year contract

Coburn skated in 74 games for the Bolts last season, recording 23 points

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.7 million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Coburn, 34, played in 74 games with the Lightning in 2018-19, recording four goals and 23 points with a plus-4 rating. He ranked third on the team among defensemen for games played and was fourth for points. Coburn skated in two Stanley Cup Playoff games in 2019 and notched one assist while averaging 17:08 in ice time per game.

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The Shaunavon, Saskatchewan native has appeared in 924 career NHL games with the Bolts, Philadelphia Flyers and Atlanta Thrashers, posting 48 goals and 228 points to go along with 690 penalty minutes. He set career highs for goals (nine), assists (27) and points (36) during the 2007-08 season while with the Flyers. Coburn has also skated in 134 career postseason games, collecting three goals and 29 points. He scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Lightning's first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in 2015. 

Coburn has represented Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships on two different occasions, capturing the Silver Medal in 2009. He also represented Team Canada at the World Jr. Championships twice, winning a Gold Medal in 2005 and a Silver Medal in 2004.

Coburn was originally selected by the Thrashers in the first round, eighth overall, at the 2003 NHL Draft.

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