The Tampa Bay Lightning
on Monday signed free agent forward Antti Miettinen
to a two-year, one-way contract.
Miettinen, 31, had been playing for Ak-Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, but is no longer on the active roster. The Finnish right wing last appeared in an NHL game in 2010-11 as a member of the Minnesota Wild
when he produced 16 goals and 35 points in 73 games. He also tied for the team lead in power-play goals (8) and game-winners (4). He had 20 goals and 44 points in 2009-10.
Miettinen, 6-foot, 190 pounds, must clear waivers before joining the Lightning.
A native of Hameenlinna, Miettinen has skated in 472 career NHL games with the Wild and Dallas Stars
, collecting 89 goals and 212 points. He's played in 24 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with Dallas, notching 2 goals and 5 points with 10 penalty minutes.
Miettinen was originally drafted by the Stars in the seventh round (No. 224) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.