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.
Lightning signed Benoit Pouliot. 1 year / 1.8 Million— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 1, 2012
Pouliot played in 74 games in the 2011-12 season recording 16 goals and 16 assists for a total of 32 points.