Benoit Pouliot Signs 1-Year, $1.8 Million Deal With Lightning

OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 14: Brian Lee #5 of the Ottawa Senators gets checked into the boards by Benoit Pouliot #67 and Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 14, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have come to terms on a one-year contract with Benoit Pouliot.

On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning came to terms on a one-year contract worth $1.8 million with unrestricted free agent Benoit Pouliot. The deal comes exactly one-year to the day that the 25-year-old winger signed a one-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Boston Bruins last July 1.

Tampa Bay had an interest in the gritty winger as they traded forward Michael Ouellet and a fifth-round draft selection in the 2012 draft to the Boston Bruins on June 23 in order to acquire the exclusive negotiation rights with Pouliot.

Pouliot played in 74 games in the 2011-12 season recording 16 goals and 16 assists for a total of 32 points.

A former No. 4 overall selection by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 Entry Draft, Tampa Bay will be Pouliot's fourth stop in the NHL after short stints with the Wild, Bruins and Montreal Canadiens.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.