Erik Condra has opted not to re-sign with the Ottawa Senators.
The 28-year-old right winger inked a three-year, $3.75-million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday.
His contract will carry a $1.25-million salary cap hit.
Condra played for Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper with the Texarkana Bandits of the NAHL during the 2003-04 season.
The Trenton, Mich., native was the Senators’ most-used forward on the penalty kill, averaging 2:13 per game last season. He was also tied for the lead among club forwards for blocked shots with 53.
Condra was reportedly intent on finding a three-year commitment and had received calls from a number of opponents.
The depth forward was paid $1.3 million last season and scored a career-high nine goals.
Fans should expect Ottawa to add to its forward core in light of losing out on Condra.
July 1, 2015