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Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Crunch Captain Mike Angelidis

The Tampa Bay Lightning may have gotten off to a slow start in sealing the deal with their Free Agents this season; however, once the flood gates opened up, the deals seemed to just keep on coming.

Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced that the organization has re-signed center Mike Angelidis to a one-year two-way contract.

The Woodbridge, Ontario native’s new deal is worth a reported $650,000.

Angelidis may not be seeing time on the Lightning’s main roster, but he definitely has a role to play.

The 6’1” center is currently the captain of the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

Last season, Angelidis suited up for 75 games with the Syracuse Crunch. In that amount of time, he was able to score 12 goals and 21 assists for a total of 33 points.

Much like many of the younger players on the team right now, Angelidis was a part of the Norfolk Admirals team that captured the Calder Cup, the AHL equivalent of the Stanley Cup, in the 2011-12 season.

Most of you know that the Lightning have one of the most dangerous development systems in the entire league. The Syracuse Crunch is a huge part of that, and at its forefront is its captain. Angelidis has always been, and continues to be, a valuable asset to the Lightning organization.

I, for one, am incredibly happy that Yzerman was able to secure Angelidis for another season.

What are your thoughts on the signing? What do you think Angelidis can bring to the table for the Lightning organization next season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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