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Lightning also re-sign J.T. Brown for two years, $1.9M

Jun 25, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

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While it probably won’t have the same impact as Ryan Callahan‘s whopper of an extension, the Tampa Bay Lightning continued a busy Wednesday of re-signings by locking up J.T. Brown to a two-year deal worth $1.9 million.

Both TSN’s Darren Dreger and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos report that it’s worth $925K in 2014-15 and $975K in 2015-16.

Brown’s offensive production is modest (four goals, 19 points in 63 games), but he’s a player who produces nice possession stats. He’s also just 23, so it’s more than reasonable to believe that he can improve on his scoring stats in the two years of this contract.

Some might quibble with his -9 rating in the regular season and -3 mark from the postseason, yet others rave about the value of this deal.

The Lightning also bought out Ryan Malone today, proving that Hump Day can be surprisingly productive. (Don’t tell your boss.)

  1. lowenni - Jun 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    I like this kid a lot. He’s got speed to burn and while he didn’t quite have a finishing touch this year, I thought he played pretty well on offense and was committed on D. I don’t know if he’ll ever quite be a top six forward, but I can definitely see him being a good 3rd line scoring forward one day. Either way, at that price, it’s a great value deal no matter where he plays in the lineup.

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