Breaking Down the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Unrestricted Free Agents

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The Tampa Bay Lightning face another summer of salary cap juggling. On the NHL roster, they have a total of seven free agents. Five of those free agents are unrestricted, with Alex Killorn headlining the list.

Mikey Eyssimont was also an unrestricted free agent but the Lightning took care of him early, signing him to a two year contract with an Average Annual Value of $800k. After Eyssimont, there are still five unrestricted free agents left to be signed with a bit over $8 million in expected cap space.

In addition to these five UFA’s, there are also two restricted free agents in Ross Colton and Tanner Jeannot which make the total situation even more complicated. These RFA’s are likely a priority, leaving little money left to spend on the remaining UFA’s.