Lightning sign QMJHL points leader Alex Barré-Boulet to entry-level deal

During Hockey Central the panel spoke of the Tampa Bay Lightning and their trade with the New York Rangers.

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Alex Barré-Boulet to a three-year, entry-level contract, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced in a press release Thursday.

Barré-Boulet, an undrafted free agent, currently leads the QMJHL in both goals (49) and assists (55) through 57 games with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

The 20-year-old Montmagny, Que., native has spent the past two seasons with the Armada following three years with the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Barré-Boulet has 136 goals and 325 points in 255 career games in the QMJHL.

The signing serves as a way for Yzerman and the Lightning to restock the organization’s prospect shelf, so to speak, as they dealt defensive prospect Libor Hajek and forward prospect Brett Howden to the New York Rangers at Monday’s trade deadline in the move that helped them acquire Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller.

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