Apr 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio (8) against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Mark Barberio

The Tampa Bay Lightning has re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year deal.

It would seem as if Tampa Bay Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman is on one heck of a roll today.

After trading the Lightning’s second round pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to Jeff Costello, and a 7th round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Yzerman has kept the momentum going and re-signed yet another of the Lightning’s young guns.

According to NHL.com, the Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year one-way contract. At this point and time, no financial details have been disclosed.

Last season, Barberio suited up for a total of 49 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In that amount of time, h was able to score 5 goals and 5 assists for a total of 10 points along with his plus-10 rating.

Before being brought up to the main roster last season, Barberio competed as a member of the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

In the 73 games he suited up for in the 2012-13 season with the Crunch, Barberio scored 8 goals and 34 assists for a total of 42 points and a plus-7 rating.

Barberio is the latest of the Lightning’s 2013-14 Rookie Class to be re-signed during the offseason.  He follows the likes of Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, and J.T. Brown.

All of the players listed are incredible assets to the Lightning organization, and could very well be an instrumental part of the puzzle to creating the Lightning’s championship team of the future.

What are your thoughts on Barberio re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning. What do you think he will bring to the ice for the Bolts next season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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