Tyler Johnson signs three-year extention with Lightning

Tyler Johnson signs three-year extention with Lightning

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TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Montreal Canadiens in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press / KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:13 PM

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract.

The team announced the news Friday. Johnson is a Central Valley High School grad, and former member of the Spokane Chiefs.

Johnson and teammate Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award. They're joined by Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy.

Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. Johnson also had 26 assists and finished plus-23 for the season. He played on the Lightning #1 line most of the season.

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