TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Max Crozier from their American Hockey League affiliate the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Crozier, 24, played in 13 regular games for the Lightning this season, recording two assists and averaging 12:56 time on ice. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound defenseman made his NHL debut January 13 vs. Anaheim and recorded his first NHL point in his fifth career game January 23 at Philadelphia and posted another assist in the following game January 25 vs. Arizona. He last appeared for the Lightning on March 7 vs. Calgary.

Crozier skated in 49 games for the Syracuse Crunch during the 2023-24 regular season and posted totals of four goals, 17 assists and 21 points. He ranked fifth among Crunch defensemen for scoring and second among rookie blueliners. Crozier ranked tied for 12th among AHL rookie defensemen for assists and tied for 15th for scoring.

The Calgary native was a fourth-round selection (120th overall) of the Lightning in the 2019 NHL Draft.