NHL: The Lightning have emptied their bank of choices for a utility player

NHL: Lightning emptied their bank of choice for a utility player


Many observers are wondering if Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois paid too much to acquire forward Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.&nbsp ;

The Florida team paid dearly to get their hands on a player who scored 62 points in 152 lifetime games in the National League and only 14 in 56 games this season. It traded defenseman Cal Foote as well as a protected first-round pick in 2025, a second-round pick in 2024, and third-, fourth-, and fifth-round picks in 2023.

As a result, the Lightning will remain silent until the sixth round in the next draft, unless further trades are made between now and then. For 2023, 2024 and 2025, he will not be able to speak in the initial round, unless he moves to obtain the right to speak from another organization. On March 18, 2022, he traded with the Chicago Blackhawks for the services of Brandon Hagel, sending his rivals a first-round protected selection for the next two amateur auctions.

BriseBois is used to pass on his first-round picks, he who did so in April 2021 to bring back David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets into his fold. He certainly hopes that Jeannot will give him his money's worth. The 25-year-old hockey player had a successful 2021-22 year with 24 goals and 130 penalty minutes. Eligible next summer for autonomy with compensation, the winger completes a two-year, $1.6 million contract.