The Tampa Bay Lightning have not come to terms with the Vancouver Canuck goaltender, but this got your attention, didn’t it? April Fools!
In REAL news Steve Yzerman announced today that they signed forward Tanner Richard to a three year, two level entry contract.
Richard was originally drafted 17th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 19 year old has played in 52 games this season with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In those he has scored 11 goals and 62 points. Topping those numbers, he has recorded 94 penalty minutes. He’s skated in 95 OHL games, scored 24 goals, and 110 points.
Richard represented Switzerland at the 2013 IIHF World Jr. Championships in Russia, posting 4 assists and +2 rating in 6 tournament games.
Hope you have a great April Fools, keep your guard up. Welcome to Tampa, Tanner!