Lightning sign forward Jeff Tambellini to 1-year deal
TAMPA BAY — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Tambellini, 31, has skated in 242 career NHL games over six seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks, recording 27 goals and 63 points. The Calgary, Alberta native played his last NHL season with the Canucks during the 2010-11 campaign, posting career highs for goals (eight), points (17), plus/minus (+10) and shots on goal (114).
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward skated in 30 games with Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss-A League in 2014-15, registering five goals and 13 points. Tambellini also played in 20 games with the Vaxjo Lakers in the Swedish Hockey League, recording six goals and nine points.
Tambellini has appeared in 176 career American Hockey League games over five seasons with the Manchester Monarchs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Manitoba Moose. He tallied 101 goals and 201 points over his five seasons in the AHL.
Tambellini was selected in the first round, 27th overall, in the 2003 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings.