The Tampa Bay Lightning have handed out a one-year, one-way contract extension to Daniel Walcott, who was set to become a Group VI unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The team did not announce the financial details.
The minor league defenseman has still yet to play a game in the NHL, instead spending the entire 2019-20 season once again with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. That’s where Walcott has played since the Lightning acquired him in 2015 from the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick, and where he’s likely ticketed once again next season.
In 55 games the 26-year old registered seven goals, 19 points and 86 penalty minutes, all career-highs.