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2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning · NHL
Division 4th Southeast
Conference 12th Eastern
2009–10 record 34–36–12
Home record 21–14–6
Road record 13–22–6
Goals for 217
Goals against 260
General Manager Brian Lawton
Coach Rick Tocchet
Captain Vincent Lecavalier
Alternate captains Mattias Ohlund
Martin St. Louis
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Average attendance 14,994 (75.9%)
(after 25 games)
Team leaders
Goals Steven Stamkos (51)
Assists Martin St. Louis (65)
Points Steven Stamkos (95)
Penalties in minutes Zenon Konopka (265)
Wins Antero Niittymäki (21)
Goals against average Antero Niittymäki (2.87)

The 2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning season is the 18th season for the franchise in Tampa Bay.

Off-season Edit

On May 11, the Lightning gave Rick Tocchet a multiyear contract to make him their full-time head coach, removing the interim tag he held after taking over the position from Barry Melrose, who was fired during the previous season after 16 games.[1]

With the 2nd overall pick in the entry draft, the Lightning selected Victor Hedman from Modo Hockey of Elitserien, the Swedish Elite League. Hedman was considered the top European prospect available.[2] Having acquired a second first-round pick from the Detroit Red Wings, the Lightning used the 29th overall selection on Carter Ashton from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League.

Among several of the free agent signings the Lightning made included defenseman Mattias Öhlund,[3] goaltender Antero Niittymäki,[4] and left winger Alex Tanguay.[5]

Pre-season Edit

Regular season Edit

After the regular season finished with Tampa Bay missing the playoffs, the Lightning fired both general manager Brian Lawton and head coach Rick Tocchet on April 12, 2010.[6]

Divisional standings Edit

Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77

Conference standings Edit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
yBuffalo Sabres 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 14 214 267 74
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

Game log Edit

2009–10 Game Log
Schedule

      Win       Loss       Overtime/Shootout Loss

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos 82 51 44 95 -2 38
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis 82 29 65 94 -8 12
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier 82 24 46 70 -16 63
Malone, RyanRyan Malone 69 21 26 47 -8 68
Downie, SteveSteve Downie 79 22 24 46 14 208
Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster 71 8 34 42 -5 48
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay 80 10 27 37 -2 32
Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman 74 4 16 20 -3 79
Meszaros, AndrejAndrej Meszaros 81 6 11 17 -14 50
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern 55 9 8 17 -13 27
Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 67 0 13 13 -8 59
Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski 28 4 9 13 -1 2
Lundin, MikeMike Lundin 49 3 10 13 -4 18
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux 77 3 6 9 -14 48
Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell 19 3 6 9 -8 6
Szczechura, PaulPaul Szczechura 52 5 2 7 -15 18
Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk 50 3 3 6 -12 54
Wright, JamesJames Wright 48 2 3 5 -9 18
Walker, MattMatt Walker 66 2 3 5 -11 90
Konopka, ZenonZenon Konopka 74 2 3 5 -11 265
Hale, DavidDavid Hale 39 0 4 4 -2 25
Thompson, NateNate Thompson 32 1 3 4 -3 17
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish 16 0 2 2 -5 4
Ranger, PaulPaul Ranger 8 1 1 2 -2 6
Smaby, MattMatt Smaby 33 0 2 2 -4 27
Krajicek, LukasLukas Krajicek 23 0 1 1 -4 21
Craig, RyanRyan Craig 3 0 0 0 0 5
Mihalik, VladimirVladimir Mihalik 4 0 0 0 -4 2
Jones, BlairBlair Jones 14 0 0 0 -5 10
Lashoff, MattMatt Lashoff 5 0 0 0 -2 21
Jackson, ScottScott Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 14 0 0 0 -3 2

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 49 2657 21 18 5 127 2.87 1388 .909 1 0 1 0
Smith, MikeMike Smith 42 2273 13 18 7 117 3.09 1165 .900 2 0 0 14
Tokarski, DustinDustin Tokarski 2 44 0 0 0 3 4.09 16 .813 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Lightning. Stats reflect time with Lightning only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Mike Smith[8] NHL Second Star of the Week January 4, 2010
Steven Stamkos[9] NHL First Star of the Week February 15, 2010
Steven Stamkos[10] NHL Second Star of the Week March 8, 2010
Steven Stamkos[11] Maurice Richard Trophy</br>(Shared with Sidney Crosby) April 11, 2010

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Victor Hedman 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 3, 2009
James Wright 1st Career NHL Game October 3, 2009
James Wright 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 22, 2009
James Wright 1st Career NHL Assist October 24, 2009

Transactions Edit

The Lightning have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 26, 2009[12] To Detroit Red Wings
32nd and 75th pick in 2009
To Tampa Bay Lightning
29th pick in 2009
July 21, 2009[13] To Phoenix Coyotes
Radim Vrbata
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Todd Fedoruk
David Hale
August 13, 2009[14] To Anaheim Ducks
Evgeny Artyukhin
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Drew Miller
3rd round pick in 2010
March 3, 2010[15] To Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Halpern
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Teddy Purcell
3rd round pick in 2010

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Mattias Ohlund[3] Vancouver Canucks 7 years, $26.25 million
Matt Walker[16] Chicago Blackhawks 4 years, $6.8 million
Stephane Veilleux[17] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $750,000
Kurtis Foster[18] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $600,000
Antero Niittymaki[4] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $600,000
Alex Tanguay[5] Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $2.5 million
Mitch Fritz[19] New York Islanders 1 year
Mark Parrish[20] Dallas Stars 1 year, 2-way contract

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
David Koci[21] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $575,000
Cory Murphy[22] New Jersey Devils undisclosed
Richard Petiot[23] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year
Geoff Kinrade[24] Ottawa Senators 1 year, 2-way contract
Noah Welch[25] Atlanta Thrashers undisclosed
Jason Ward[26] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year
Brandon Segal[27] Los Angeles Kings 2 years
Vaclav Prospal[28] New York Rangers 1 year, $1.1 million
Matt Pettinger[29] Vancouver Canucks undisclosed
Lukas Krajicek[30] Philadelphia Flyers undisclosed

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Radek Smolenak[31] Chicago Blackhawks October 10, 2009
Nate Thompson[32] New York Islanders January 21, 2010

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Radek Smolenak[33] Chicago Blackhawks September 25, 2009
Drew Miller[34] Detroit Red Wings November 11, 2009

Player Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Mitch Fadden[35] 3 years
Lukas Krajicek[36] 1 year, $1.475 million
Victor Hedman[37] 3 years
Blair Jones[38] undisclosed
Lauri Tukonen[39] undisclosed
Matt Smaby[40] 2 years, $1.05 million
Martins Karsums[41] 1 year
Matt Lashoff[42] 2 years
Mike Lundin[43] 1 year
Radek Smolenak[44] 1 year
James Wright[45] 3 year entry level contract
Carter Ashton[46] 3 year entry level contract
Jaroslav Janus[47] 3 year entry level contract
Johan Harju[48] 1 year

Draft picks Edit

Tampa Bay's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team
1 2 Victor Hedman (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo Hockey (Elitserien)
1 29 (from Detroit) Carter Ashton (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
2 52 (from Philadelphia) Richard Panik (RW) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia HC Oceláři Třinec (Czech Extraliga)
4 93 Alex Hutchings (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Barrie Colts (OHL)
5 148 (from Carolina via Nashville) Michael Zador (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
6 162 (from Nashville) Jaroslav Janus (G) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Erie Otters (OHL)
7 183 Kirill Gotovets (D) Flag of Belarus Belarus Shattuck-St. Mary's School (MN) (United States High School)

Roster Edit

Updated April 11, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of the United States Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski

RW R 34 2008 Blaine, Minnesota
9 Flag of Canada.svg Downie, SteveSteve Downie

RW R 29 2008 Newmarket, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada.svg Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk

LW L 37 2009 Redwater, Alberta
6 Flag of Canada.svg Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster

D L 35 2009 Carp, Ontario
21 Flag of the United States Hale, DavidDavid Hale

D L 35 2009 Colorado Springs, Colorado
77 Flag of Sweden Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman

D L 25 2009 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
58 Flag of Canada.svg Jackson, ScottScott Jackson

D L 29 2008 Salmon Arm, British Columbia
28 Flag of Canada.svg Konopka, ZenonZenon Konopka

C L 35 2008 Niagara Falls, Ontario
55 Flag of the United States Lashoff, MattMatt Lashoff

D L 30 2009 East Greenbush, New York
4 Flag of Canada.svg Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier

 (C)

C L 36 1998 Ile-Bizard, Quebec
39 Flag of the United States Lundin, MikeMike Lundin

D L 32 2004 Apple Valley, Minnesota
12 Flag of the United States Malone, RyanRyan Malone

LW L 37 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Flag of Slovakia Meszaros, AndrejAndrej Meszaros

D L 31 2008 Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
30 Flag of Finland Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki

G L 36 2009 Turku, Finland
5 Flag of Sweden Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund

 (A)

D L 40 2009 Piteå, Sweden
16 Flag of Canada.svg Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell

RW R 31 2010 St. John's, Newfoundland
54 Flag of Canada.svg Ranger, PaulPaul Ranger

D L 32 2002 Whitby, Ontario
32 Flag of the United States Smaby, MattMatt Smaby

D L 32 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
41 Flag of Canada.svg Smith, MikeMike Smith

G L 34 2008 Kingston, Ontario
26 Flag of Canada.svg St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis

 (A)

RW L 41 2000 Laval, Quebec
91 Flag of Canada.svg Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos

C R 26 2008 Markham, Ontario
13 Flag of Canada.svg Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay

LW L 37 2009 Sainte-Justine, Quebec
44 Flag of the United States Thompson, NateNate Thompson

C L 32 2010 Anchorage, Alaska
19 Flag of Canada.svg Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux

LW L 35 2009 Saint-Georges, Quebec
8 Flag of Canada.svg Walker, MattMatt Walker

D R 36 2009 Beaverlodge, Alberta

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Lightning give Tocchet multiyear deal
  2. No surprise, Tavares is No. 1 on CSS final list
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lightning Sign Free Agent Defenseman Mattias Ohlund
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lightning Sign Free Agent Goaltender Antero Niittymaki
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lightning Sign Free Agent LW Alex Tanguay
  6. General Manager Brian Lawton and Head Coach Rick Tocchet to Be Replaced
  7. Lightning finish off win over Devils
  8. Langenbrunner, Smith, Eriksson top week's '3 Stars'
  9. Stamkos, Leighton and Turco top week's '3 Stars'
  10. Stewart, Stamkos, McCabe named Stars of the Week
  11. Winners of Richard, Ross and Jennings announced
  12. Lightning Acquire 29th Overall Pick in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
  13. Lightning Acquire LW Todd Fedoruk, D David Hale
  14. Lightning Acquire LW Drew Miller, 3rd Round Pick From Ducks
  15. Lightning acquire RW Teddy Purcell, 3rd round pick in 2010 from Los Angeles
  16. Lightning Sign Rugged Defenseman Matt Walker
  17. Lightning Sign Free Agent LW Stephane Veilleux
  18. Lightning Sign Free Agent Defenseman Kurtis Foster
  19. Lightning Sign Free Agent LW Mitch Fritz
  20. Lightning sign free agent RW Mark Parrish
  21. Colorado Signs David Koci
  22. Devils sign D Cory Murphy
  23. Blackhawks Sign MacArthur and Petiot
  24. Bulletin: Senators sign defenceman Geoff Kinrade
  25. Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agents Anthony Stewart and Noah Welch
  26. Flyers Sign Five
  27. KINGS SIGN SEGAL
  28. Rangers Add Veteran Center Prospal
  29. Canucks sign Matt Pettinger
  30. Flyers Add Krajicek
  31. Lightning Claim Radek Smolenak Off Waivers
  32. Lightning Claim C Nate Thompson off waivers from Islanders
  33. Blackhawks Claim Smolenak Off Waivers From Tampa Bay
  34. Wings claim Miller off waivers
  35. Lightning Sign C Mitch Fadden
  36. Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Lukas Krajicek
  37. Lightning Sign Defenseman Victor Hedman
  38. Lightning Sign Restricted Free Agents Jones, Tukonen
  39. Lightning Sign Restricted Free Agents Jones, Tukonen
  40. Lightning Avoid Arbitration with D Matt Smaby
  41. Lightning Re-Sign RW Martins Karsums
  42. Lightning Re-Sign D Matt Lashoff
  43. Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Mike Lundin
  44. Lightning Re-Sign LW Radek Smolenak
  45. Lightning Sign James Wright to Entry Level Contract
  46. Lightning Sign RW Carter Ashton to Entry Level Contract
  47. Lightning Sign G Jaroslav Janus to Entry Level Contract
  48. Lightning sign 2007 draft pick, LW Johan Harju
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