2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning · NHL
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General Manager Steve Yzerman
Coach Guy Boucher
Captain Vincent Lecavalier
Alternate captains TBD
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The 2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning season will be the 18th season for the Lightning franchise.

Off-season Edit

On May 25, 2010, the Lightning announced Hall of Fame player and former Detroit Red Wings executive Steve Yzerman as their new general manager. He hired Guy Boucher, coach of the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs, as the new head coach on June 9, 2010.[1]The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Goaltender Dan Ellis to a 2 year $3 million dollar contract

Regular season Edit


The Lightning will attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

2010–11 Game Log

      Win       Loss       Overtime/Shootout Loss

Player statsEdit


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM


Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;


Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Lightning. Stats reflect time with Lightning only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions Edit

The Lightning have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades Edit

July 1, 2010[2] To Philadelphia Flyers
Andrej Meszaros
To Tampa Bay Lightning
2nd-round pick in 2012
July 19, 2010[3] To Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Walker
4th-round pick in 2011
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Simon Gagne
August 16, 2010[4] To Montreal Canadiens
Karri Ramo
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Cedrick Desjardins
August 27, 2010[5] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Matt Lashoff
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Berry
Stefano Giliati

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Dan Ellis[6] Montreal Canadiens 2 years, $3 million
Pavel Kubina[7] Atlanta Thrashers 2 years, $7.7 million
Niklas Persson[8] Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 1 year, $550,000
Brett Clark[9] Colorado Avalanche 2 years, $3 million
Marc Pouliot[10] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $550,000
Chris Durno[11] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $550,000
Mathieu Roy[12] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $600,000
Mike Vernace[12] San Jose Sharks 1 year, $500,000
Dominic Moore[13] Montreal Canadiens 2 years, $2.2 million
Mike Angelidis[14] Albany River Rats 1 year, $500,000
Juraj Simek[15] Norfolk Admirals 1 year, $500,000
Sean Bergenheim[16] New York Islanders 1 year, $700,000
Randy Jones[17] Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $1 million

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Todd Fedoruk[18] TBD Contract bought out
Zenon Konopka[19] New York Islanders 1 year, $600,000
Ryan Craig[20] Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $500,000
Alex Tanguay[21] Calgary Flames 1 year, $1.7 million
Kurtis Foster[22] Edmonton Oilers 2 years, $3.6 million
Antero Nittymaki[23] San Jose Sharks 2 years, $4 million
Brandon Bochenski[24] Barys Astana undisclosed
David Hale[25] Ottawa Senators 1 year, $675,000

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Player Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Mark Barberio[26] 3 years, $1.74 million entry-level contract
Martin St. Louis[27] 4 years, $22.5 million
Mitch Fritz[28] 1 year, $525,000
Mike Lundin[29] 1 year, $750,000
Teddy Purcell[29] 1 year, $750,000
Blair Jones[30] 1 year, $550,000
Paul Szczechura[31] 1 year, $550,000
Nate Thompson[32] 1 year, $625,000
Vladimir Mihalik[12] 1 year, $600,000
Radko Gudas[33] 3 years, $1.8 million entry-level contract
Steve Downie[34] 2 years, $3.7 million

Draft picks Edit

Tampa Bay will pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team
1 6 Brett Connolly RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince George Cougars (Western Hockey League)
3 63 (from Florida via Los Angeles) Brock Beukeboom D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (Ontario Hockey League)
3 66 Radko Gudas D Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Everett Silvertips (Western Hockey League)
3 72 (from Anaheim) Adam Janosik D Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Gatineau Olympiques (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 96 Geoffrey Schemitsch D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
4 118 (from San Jose) James Mullin C/RW Flag of the United States United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (United States High School-MN)
6 156 Brendan O'Donnell C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Winnipeg South Blues (Manitoba Junior Hockey League)
7 186 Teigan Zahn D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saskatoon Blades (Western Hockey League)

Roster Edit

Updated April 11, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of the United States Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski

RW R 37 2008 Blaine, Minnesota
9 Flag of Canada.svg Downie, SteveSteve Downie

RW R 32 2008 Newmarket, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada.svg Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk

LW L 41 2009 Redwater, Alberta
6 Flag of Canada.svg Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster

D L 38 2009 Carp, Ontario
21 Flag of the United States Hale, DavidDavid Hale

D L 38 2009 Colorado Springs, Colorado
77 Flag of Sweden Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman

D L 29 2009 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
58 Flag of Canada.svg Jackson, ScottScott Jackson

D L 33 2008 Salmon Arm, British Columbia
28 Flag of Canada.svg Konopka, ZenonZenon Konopka

C L 39 2008 Niagara Falls, Ontario
55 Flag of the United States Lashoff, MattMatt Lashoff

D L 33 2009 East Greenbush, New York
4 Flag of Canada.svg Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier


C L 39 1998 Ile-Bizard, Quebec
39 Flag of the United States Lundin, MikeMike Lundin

D L 35 2004 Apple Valley, Minnesota
12 Flag of the United States Malone, RyanRyan Malone

LW L 40 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Flag of Slovakia Meszaros, AndrejAndrej Meszaros

D L 34 2008 Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
30 Flag of Finland Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki

G L 39 2009 Turku, Finland
5 Flag of Sweden Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund


D L 43 2009 Piteå, Sweden
16 Flag of Canada.svg Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell

RW R 34 2010 St. John's, Newfoundland
54 Flag of Canada.svg Ranger, PaulPaul Ranger

D L 35 2002 Whitby, Ontario
32 Flag of the United States Smaby, MattMatt Smaby

D L 35 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
41 Flag of Canada.svg Smith, MikeMike Smith

G L 38 2008 Kingston, Ontario
26 Flag of Canada.svg St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis


RW L 44 2000 Laval, Quebec
91 Flag of Canada.svg Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos

C R 30 2008 Markham, Ontario
13 Flag of Canada.svg Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay

LW L 40 2009 Sainte-Justine, Quebec
44 Flag of the United States Thompson, NateNate Thompson

C L 35 2010 Anchorage, Alaska
19 Flag of Canada.svg Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux

LW L 38 2009 Saint-Georges, Quebec
8 Flag of Canada.svg Walker, MattMatt Walker

D R 39 2009 Beaverlodge, Alberta

See also Edit

Farm teams Edit

Norfolk Admirals Edit

The Lightnings' American Hockey League affiliate will remain to be the Norfolk Admirals in the 2010–11 season.

Florida Everblades Edit

The Florida Everblades of the ECHL and the Lightning entered a one-year affiliation agreement for the 2010–11 season on July 29, 2010. [35]

References Edit

  1. Yzerman tabs Guy Boucher to be Lightning's Head Coach
  2. Lightning Acquire 2nd Round Pick in 2012 from Philadelphia
  3. Lightning Acquire LW Simon Gagne From Philadelphia
  4. Lightning Acquire G Cedrick Desjardins from Montreal
  5. Lightning Acquire Pair of Prospects from Toronto
  6. Lightning Sign Free Agent Goaltender Dan Ellis
  7. Lightning Ink Defenseman Pavel Kubina
  8. Lightning Sign Swedish Forward Niklas Persson
  9. Lightning Sign Defenseman Brett Clark
  10. Lightning Sign Center Marc-Antoine Pouliot
  11. Lightning Sign Free Agent LW Chris Durno
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Lightning Re-sign D Vladimir Mihalik, Ink Free Agent Defenseman Mathieu Roy, Mike Vernace
  13. Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Dominic Moore
  14. Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Mike Angelidis
  15. Lightning Sign LW Juraj Simek
  16. Lightning Ink LW Sean Bergenheim
  17. Lightning Sign Free Agent Defenseman Randy Jones
  18. Lightning Buy Out Contract of LW Todd Fedoruk
  20. Penguins Sign Forward Craig
  21. Flames sign Tanguay
  22. Oilers sign Kurtis Foster
  23. Nittymaki Signs with San Jose
  24. News of the transfer market
  25. Bulletin: Senators sign David Hale and Francis Lessard to one-year contracts
  26. Lightning sign 2008 draft pick, D Mark Barberio
  27. Lightning Ink St. Louis to 4-Year Contract Extension
  28. Lighting Re-Sign LW Mitch Fritz
  29. 29.0 29.1 Lightning Re-Sign D Mike Lundin, RW Teddy Purcell
  30. Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Center Blair Jones
  31. Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Center Paul Szczechura
  32. Lightning Re-Sign Center, Nate Thompson
  33. Lightning Sign 2010 Draft Pick, D Radko Gudas
  34. Lightning Re-Sign Right Wing Steve Downie
  35. Lightning Enter Into Affiliation Agreement with ECHL's Florida Everblades
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