TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Alex Barré-Boulet to a three-year, NHL entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Barré-Boulet, 20, has played in 57 games this season for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording 49 goals and 104 points to go along with 63 penalty minutes and a plus-27 rating. He leads the QMJHL for goals, assists (55) and points. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward has also posted 19 power-play goals which paces the league.
The Montmagny, Quebec native has skated in 255 career QMJHL games over four seasons with Drummondville and Blainville-Boisbriand, registering 136 goals and 325 points. Last season during the QMJHL playoffs, Barré-Boulet posted 14 goals and 31 points. His 14 goals led all QMJHL skaters during the postseason.