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Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Anthony Cirelli to 3-year deal

Posted at 1:10 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 13:10:43-05

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Anthony Cirelli to a 3-year deal.

The deal is worth $4.8 million AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Cirelli, 23, played in 68 games for the Stanley Cup champions last season, recording 16 goals and 44 points to go along with a +28 rating and 30 penalty minutes.

He ranked tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the NHL for plus/minus.

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Cirelli set career highs last season for assists (28), points, plus/minus and power-play points (five). He also led the team for face-offs (914) and face-off wins (434). Cirelli ranked fifth among all NHL forwards for average shorthanded time on ice per game (2:49).

The Lightning drafted Cirelli in the third round, 72nd overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.