Jeannot scored one goal, four points, 11 shots and 77 hits in 20 regular season games for the Bolts.
TAMPA, Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to make moves this offseason, and instead of not firing one of their players from last season, the team did just the opposite.
Forward Jeannot Tanner and the Lightning have agreed to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.665 million, the team said in a press release Saturday night.
Jeannot, who is one of the most aggressive and competitive players on this Tampa Bay roster, scored one goal, four points, 11 shots and 77 hits in 20 regular season games for the Bolts. His 77 hits were the Lightning’s most in the last 23 games of the season.
The 26-year-old also fought, landed 16 shots and blocked two shots in three games in the first round of the playoffs last season against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tampa Bay acquired Jannot in a trade from the Nashville Predators back in February, which resulted in the Bolts waiving defenseman Cal Foote, a 2025 NHL first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick, and a third-round pick, fourth and fifth rounds. picks in this year’s draft.
Lightning will also have many new faces in the new season.
Earlier this month, the team announced the signing of five free agents – forwards Conor Sheary, Luke Glendening, Josh Archibald, Logan Brown, Mitchell Chaffee and goaltender Jonas Johansson.
However, fan favorite Alex Killorn signed a four-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks after becoming an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. The team traded forward Ross Colton to the Colorado Avalanche. In return, Tampa Bay received a second-round pick, 37th overall, in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
Pat Maroon was also traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Tampa Bay’s Max Kaikovich has been included in the trade deal and will join Maroon in Minnesota. The team will continue to cover 20% of Maroon’s salary.
The Chicago Blackhawks have already signed Corey Perry, who scored 12 goals and 13 assists in 81 games for the Lightning last season, to a $4 million one-year contract. On Thursday, the Blackhawks traded a seventh-round pick to the Lightning for 38-year-old Perry.
Guard Ian Cole, who scored 17 points in 78 regular season games for Tampa Bay last year, was signed by the Vancouver Canucks.
The Associated Press and Claire Farrow of 10 Tampa Bay contributed to this report.