Shattenkirk Picked Up By Tampa Bay

Kevin Shattenkirk was a recent victim to the New York Rangers Cap Situation after being bought out by the team on July 31st. The 30-year-old defenseman didn’t last long as a UFA. Today the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they signed him to a one year, $1.75 million deal.

After the signing was announced, Shattenkirk opened up the the media. He went into detail about how he felt regarding his time in New York and the buyout.

The Lightning were all the buzz last season until their untimely exit in the first round but it looks like they’re stacking up for another season with a (hopefully) different outcome. The Lightnings’ GM said to the media:

The GM has faith that Shattenkirk can be good to the organization and he could be right. The team averaged an age of 27.1 last season and could use a player whose seen quite a bit in his time.

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