The Tampa Bay Lightning crashed the NHL's free agent frenzy Friday by signing defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year, $63 million contract extension.
Lightning forwards Ryan Callahan and Brian Boyle took to Twitter to cheer Hedman's extension.
Defenseman Jason Garrison also expressed excitement over Hedman's return.
Hedman, the No. 2 pick by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Draft, was set to enter the final season of a five-year, $20 million contract and could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2017.
His extension comes two days after captain Steven Stamkos signed an eight-year contract to remain with Tampa Bay.