Blue liner Eric Brewer has received the 4-year contract that was expected to be offered by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brewer played 40 games last season with the Florida club and was already well underway talking with the team about a new deal before becoming a free agent on July 1. The exact financial details have not been released but it is being rumoured at roughly $4-million per season.
Brewer told CBC.ca that he is “happy to be a part of the Lightning going forward. The organization is clearly moving in the right direction and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Brewer wasn’t the only player to be re-signed by the club. Blair Jones, 24, was signed on Friday to a two-way contract. He played in 18 Lightning games last season. The rest of his time was spent playing for Norfolk in the AHL, where he won the hardest shot competition, firing a blast at 100.7 mph at the AHL all-star game.
The Bolts also took part in a trade involving the New York Islanders, who traded defenseman Bruno Gervais’ restricted free agent rights to the Lightning for ‘future considerations’.
UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Bruno Gervais to a one-year deal.
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