Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Forward Dana Tyrell
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Dana Tyrell to a standard three-year entry level contract, Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton announced.
“We are thrilled to sign a player of Dana's character and skill,” Lawton said. “His work ethic and character are symbolic of what we are looking for in players.”
Tyrell, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, is currently attending Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp which begins today in Ottawa, Ontario. The camp will end on Monday, December 15. He has played in 30 games with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL this season, recording 19 goals and 40 points. He is tied for eighth in the WHL in goals, tied for third in shorthanded goals with three and tied for 10th in power-play goals with seven.
A native of Airdrie, Alberta, Tyrell has played in 240 career games in the WHL, all with the Cougars. He has amassed 81 goals and 179 points during his junior career. He has also played in 20 career playoff games with Prince George, recording one goal and seven points.
Tyrell made his AHL debut with the Norfolk Admirals last year following the WHL season, recording a goal and six points in 11 games.
The 19-year-old was selected by the Lightning in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.