TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Adam Wilcox, a goaltender, to a two-year, two-way contract Thursday. He inked an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch for the rest of the season.
Wilcox, who’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, was 22-12-3 as a junior with the University of Minnesota this season, posting a 2.42 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. A nominee for the Mike Richter Award, given each year to the top college goaltender, he was taken in the sixth round, 178th overall, by Tampa Bay in the 2011 NHL entry draft.
As a sophomore at Minnesota, Wilcox was a finalist for the Mike Richter Award and the Hobey Baker Award, given each year to the nation’s top college hockey player. He won the inaugural Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year.