AMPA BAY The Tampa Bay Lightning
have re-signed defenseman Victor Hedman
to a five-year contract through the 2016-17 season, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have agreed to a five-year contract with Victor, Yzerman said. He has shown tremendous growth as a player in just more than two seasons in the NHL while also becoming a key member of our team. We look forward to his continued development in a Lightning uniform.
"I'd like to thank our owner, Mr. Vinik, and of course GM Steve Yzerman
for helping me move forward in my career," said Hedman. "I love it in Tampa Bay with the Lightning and I will do all I can to help this organization be successful on and off the ice."