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Tyler Johnson, Lightning agree to 3-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Centre finalists for NHL's top rookie award

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Tyler Johnson is a finalist for the NHL's Calder Trophy. (Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract.

The team announced the news Friday.

The value of the contract was not released but Hockey Night in Canada commentator Elliotte Friedman's Johnson will receive $10 million US during the life of the contract.

Johnson and teammate Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award. They're joined by Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy. Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. Johnson also had 26 assists and finished plus-23 for the season.

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