(via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75-million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Shattenkirk, 30, skated in 73 games for the New York Rangers last season, posting a pair of goals and 28 points to go along with 20 penalty minutes. The New Rochelle, New York native ranked tied for first among Rangers defensemen for assists with 26 and was second for points.
The 6-foot, 206-pound defenseman has appeared in 609 career NHL games over nine seasons with the Rangers, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, posting 75 goals and 349 points to go along with 368 penalty minutes. Shattenkirk represented the Blues at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. He scored eight power-play goals during the 2016-17 season, ranking tied for second in that category among all NHL defensemen. Shattenkirk has also skated in 60 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, notching five goals and 34 points.
Shattenkirk was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the first round, 14th overall, at the 2007 NHL Draft.