TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dmitry Semykin to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning with the 2020-21 season, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Semykin, 20, skated in 44 games for SKA-1946 of the MHL during the 2019-20 season, posting nine goals and 24 points to go along with 41 penalty minutes. He also appeared in two postseason games, collecting a goal and two points. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound defenseman also played in three games this season with SKA-Neva of the VHL.
The Moscow, Russia native has played in 82 games over the past two seasons with SKA-1946 of the MHL, recording 14 goals and 40 points. Semykin has also skated in 13 regular season VHL games with SKA-Neva, posting one assist.
Semykin was drafted by the Lightning in the third round, 90th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.