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Lightning coach finds out about Point signing on phone during meeting

Cooper pleasantly surprised while onstage next to BriseBois

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

It may not have been the point of the Tampa Bay Lightning all-staff meeting, but it quickly became the Point Meeting.

The Lightning shared a clip of an internal meeting when staff were assembled to discuss team matters with coach Jon Cooper and general manager Julien BriseBois.

In the clip, Cooper's phone goes off, but the office faux pas is forgivable when considering the news he got from his device.

Tweet from @TBLightning: Ohhh, not your typical all-staff meeting!Here���s how our #Bolts front office staff found out about Pointer���s new contract. 😂

"There's no way. Really?" Cooper asks, sharing his phone onstage.

"Yeah, we just signed Brayden Point," BriseBois confirms.

Cue the applause.

It wasn't the only fun the team had in announcing the return of Point on a three-year contract.

The Lightning were well aware of the fact that Point's contract situation was weighing heavily on the minds of fans, so they had a little fun with that on Twitter.

Tweet from @TBLightning:

Nothing wrong with celebrating good news.

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