Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning made Tyler Johnson a richer man by giving him a seven-year deal worth $35MM that will keep him in Channelside, announced by vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman.
Johnson had a good year, as usual. He posted 45 points that comes out to 19 goals and 26 assists. In 66 games, he averaged a total ice time of 18:49, which was the third highest among forwards for the Bolts.
In addition, he also led the Lightning for face-off wins (583) and face-offs taken (1,122).
Finally, Johnson will be a big part in this team’s future for a long time and especially when it comes for making a run in the Stanley Cup.
Note: The 26-year old is a clutch player by appearing in 47 career NHL postseason games, registering 21 goals and 42 points.