The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed forward Cedric Paquette to a two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.65 million.
Paquette, 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, skated in 80 games for the Lightning in 2018-19, recording 13 goals and 17 points. He led Tampa Bay in hits with 269 and paced all Bolts forwards in blocked shots with 61. Paquette also won 52.6 percent of faceoffs. He played in four Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording one goal.
The Gaspe, Quebec native has appeared in 316 NHL games, all with the Lightning, recording 40 goals and 67 points with 303 penalty minutes. Since his debut in 2013, no other Lightning player has more hits than Paquette’s 791. He has played in 66 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering five goals and nine points.
Paquette, 25, was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 101st overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft.