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Lightning sign Ondrej Palat to 3-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract.

Calder Trophy candidate scored 23 goals in 2013-14

Ondrej Palat had 23 goals and 59 points in his rookie season with the Lightning. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward OndrejPalat to a three-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday.

Palat and teammate Tyler Johnson are finalists for the Calder Trophy, presented each year to the NHL's top rookie. Palat had 23 goals and 59 points, finishing a plus-32 for the season and helping the Lightning make the playoffs.