Lightning sign Erik Cernak to eight-year, $41.6M extension

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak (81) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara / AP)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Erik Cernak to an eight-year, $41.6 million contract extension on Wednesday.

The news came alongside fellow restricted free agents Mikhail Sergachev and Anthony Cirelli, who also agreed to eight-year deals with the Bolts.

The Slovakian picked up a goal and 13 points for the Lightning in 2021-22. Cernak was also the team leader for hits with 165 in 55 games.

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