Brenden Morrow signs 1-year deal with Lightning

Free-agent winger Brenden Morrow has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly worth $1.55 million US.

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Unrestricted free-agent winger Brenden Morrow has signed on with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a one-year deal. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Free-agent winger Brenden Morrow has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly worth $1.55 million US. 

Morrow recorded 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games in his only season with the St. Louis Blues. He ranked eighth on the team for goals and averaged 11:54 in ice time per game

A native of Carlyle, Sask., Morrow is a veteran of 921 NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Blues. He has accumulated 262 goals, 567 points and a plus-108 rating. He is a seven-time 20-goal scorer and has reached the 30-goal plateau on two occasions.

Morrow's best offensive season came in 2007-08 when he registered 74 points in 82 games, including 28 power-play points.

Morrow has also appeared in 94 career Stanley Cup playoff games, notching 19 goals and 46 points.   

The 35-year-old was drafted in the first round, 25th overall, at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.  He was traded from Dallas to Pittsburgh on March 24, 2013.  He signed with St. Louis as a free agent on September 23, 2013.

Tampa Bay also signed forwards Philippe Paradis and Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contracts.

Panik had three goals and 13 points in 50 games with Tampa Bay last season.

Paradis played in 56 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season, recording six goals and 15 points.  He has 13 goals and 43 points in 166 career American Hockey League games with the Crunch, Toronto Marlies and Rockford Ice Hogs.

With files from The Associated Press


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