Report: Lightning sign Namestnikov to two-year deal

Watch Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov score nine seconds apart to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead over the Islanders.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have avoided arbitration with forward Vladislav Namestnikov, signing him to a two-year deal, according to a report.

The contract is worth a reported $3.875 million and carries a cap hit of $1.9375 million.

The Lightning had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday.

Namestnikov, 23, is coming off the first full season of his young career, registering 14 goals and 21 assists in 80 regular season games in 2015-16. The Russian centreman has earned a total of 23 goals and 28 assists in 127 career games over three seasons with the Lightning.

Tampa still has two restricted free agents to sign: Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov.

July 26, 2016


Vladislav Namestnikov

Tampa Bay Lightning
2 yrs
$3.875 million

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