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The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Pat Maroon to a two-year contract extension worth an AAV of $1 million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Maroon, 33, has skated in 45 games with the Lightning this season, recording seven goals and 13 points along with three power-play goals. He joined the Lightning as a free agent prior to the 2019-20 season and played a combined 119 games with the Lightning over the previous two seasons, but most importantly, has helped the Bolts to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 2020 and 2021.
The St. Louis, Missouri native also won the Cup in 2019 with his hometown Blues, making him the first player since the New York Islanders dynasty of 1980-83 to win three consecutive Cups. Since the 2019 playoffs, no other player has appeared in more Stanley Cup Playoff games than Maroon’s 74. He has recorded six goals and 17 points in those games.
Maroon has appeared in 613 career NHL games over 11 seasons with the Lightning, Blues, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, recording 108 goals and 260 points with 711 penalty minutes. He tallied a career-best 27 goals while with Edmonton during the 2016-17 season.
Maroon was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 161st overall, at the 2007 NHL Draft.
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