Dec 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign J.T. Brown

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed right wing J.T. Brown to a two-year deal.

It would seem that Tampa Bay Lightning’s Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman has been a very busy man over the course of the last few days.

Yzerman has already made the necessary moves to secure some of the Lightning’s most valuable young guns like center Tyler Johnson, his partner in crime left wing Ondrej Palat, and center Alex Killorn.

The big news came yesterday when the Lightning were able to secure a six-year deal for the newly acquired right winger Ryan Callahan, which will see him in a Lightning jersey through the 2019-20 season.

Now, it would seem that Yzerman has sealed the deal with yet another one of the Lightning’s rookies; J.T. Brown.

According to NHL.com, Brown has re-signed with the Lightning for a two-year one-way contract that will see him in Lightning blue until the conclusion of the 2015-16 season at which point he will become a restricted free agent.

Well, that is if the Lightning hasn’t secured him long term before then.

Brown’s new deal is worth a reported $1.9 million over the course of the contract.

Last season, the 5 foot 10 inch Burnsville, Minnesota native played in 63 games with the Lightning. In that amount of time, he was able to secure 4 goals and 15 assists for a total of 19 points.

Brown was also able to net two more assists in the four games he played during the Lightning’s short run in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Prior to joining the Lightning last season, Brown was a member of the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

With the Crunch, Brown was able to ne 10 goals and 18 assists for a total of 28 points in the 51 games he played with the Crunch during the 2012-13 season.

Brown was originally acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning as an undrafted free agent on March 28, 2012.

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