Bolts strike for Stralman

07/01/2014 4:06 PM

07/01/2014 4:12 PM

Tampa, FL ( - The Tampa Bay Lightning inked defenseman Anton Stralman to a five-year contract on Tuesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Tampa Bay Times reported it to be worth $22.5 million.

Stralman spent the last three seasons with the New York Rangers. He registered 12 assists and 13 points over 81 regular-season games in 2013-14, then posted five assists over 25 playoff games for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

A seventh-round pick of the Maple Leafs back in 2005, the 27-year-old Swede has logged 394 contests of NHL experience for Toronto, Columbus and New York over seven seasons while accumulating 112 points (18 goals, 94 assists) and 159 penalty minutes.

"I am very excited we were able to add Anton to the team today," said Bolts defenseman and countryman Victor Hedman. "He is a great guy, a strong acquisition for our blueline, and I think we saw how good he can be in the playoffs this year. I really look forward to having the chance to play alongside him in the fall."

Tampa also re-signed UFA forward Mike Angelidis to a one-year, two-way contract. The 29-year-old winger has one goal in seven NHL appearances over the last two seasons. He posted 12 goals and 21 assists in 75 games for Syracuse of the American Hockey League last year.

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