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Updated: July 20, 2012

The NHL's annual free agent frenzy is on, with teams jockeying to bring in prized free agents and fill holes as they begin to put their 2012-13 rosters together. Throughout the remainder of summer, TampaBayLightning.com will keep tabs on all the team’s current free agents, including those of the unrestricted, restricted, and non-roster variety.

Tune in frequently to find out who is on the move and keep up with all of the summer’s transactions by checking out our 2012 Offseason Free Agent Tracker below in order to stay up-to-date on all the latest news regarding your Bolts.


FREE AGENT ADDITIONS
# Name Pos. Age Notes Status
  Matt Carle D 27 Has played in 471 career NHL games with San Jose, Tampa Bay and the Philadelphia Flyers. SIGNED TO A SIX-YEAR CONTRACT ON JULY 4, 2012
  Sami Salo D 37 Has played in 761 career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators. SIGNED TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT ON JULY 1, 2012
  Artem SeRgeev D 19 Played in 46 games with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior. Hockey League last season SIGNED TO THREE-YEAR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT ON JULY 1, 2012
  MATT TAORMINA
D 25 Has played in 47 CAREER NHL GAMES WITH THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS. SIGNED TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT ON JULY 6, 2012

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
# Name Pos. Age Notes Status
3 Keith Aulie D 23 Acquired from the Maple Leafs on February 27. Recorded an assist in 19 games with the Lightning. RESIGNED WITH THE LIGHTNING ON JUNE 30, 2012
15 Brian Lee D 25 Acquired from the Senators on February 27. Recorded eight assists in 20 games with the Lightning RE-SIGNED WITH THE LIGHTNING ON JUNE 28, 2012
  Anders Lindback G 24 Acquired from the Predators on June 15 2012. SIGNED A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT ON JULY 6, 2012.
  Benoit Pouliot F 25 Acquired via trade from Boston on June 23. SIGNED WITH THE LIGHTNING ON JULY 1, 2012
29 Brendan Mikkelson   D 24 Acquired from the Flames on January 6. Scored his first career NHL goal on March 17 vs. St. Louis. RE-SIGNED WITH THE LIGHTNING ON jUNE 27, 2012
NON ROSTER / PROSPECT - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
# Name Pos. Age Notes Status
31 Jaroslav Janus   G 22 Played in 34 games with Norfolk, compiling a record of 23-8-2 with a 2.36 goals against average and .914 save percentage  
43 Evan Oberg D 24 Acquired from the Panthers on December 2. Played in three games with the Lightning, recording a +2 rating RE-SIGNED WITH THE LIGHTNING ON JULY 1, 2012
  Sabastien Piche D 24 Played in 16 games with the Florida Everblades (ECHL), tallying three goals and 10 points. Skated in 22 games with Grand Rapids (AHL) recording three assists.  
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
# Name Pos. Age Notes Status
7 Brett Clark   D 35 Played in all 82 games with the Lightning this season, collecting two goals and 15 points. Ranked first on the club and second in the NHL with 199 blocked shots.  
23 Mike Commodore   D 32 Acquired from the Red Wings at the February 27 trade deadline. Played in 13 games with the Lightning, recording two assists.  
27 Bruno Gervais   D 26 Played in 50 games with the Lightning this season, recording six goals and 13 points. Set a career high with six goals during the season. SIGNED WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ON JULY 3, 2012.
30 Dwayne Roloson   G 42 Played in 40 games with the Lightning this season, compiling a record of 13-16-3 with a 3.66 goals against average and .886 save percentage  
22 Ryan Shannon   F 29 Played in 45 games with the Lightning this season, collecting four goals and 12 points. Missed the final 11 games of the season due to a shoulder injury. Signed three-year contract with ZSC Lions of the Swiss League.
35 Sebastien Caron   G 31 Signed as a free agent on March 19. Played in three games with the Lightning, recording one win and a 3.11 goals against average RIGHTS TRADED TO NASHVILLE ON JUNE 15, 2012.
20 Tim Wallace   F 27 Claimed off waivers from NYI on February 23. Played 18 games and scored three goals and had five assists with a +4 rating. sIGNED A ONE-YEAR, TWO-WAY DEAL WITH CAROLINA ON JULY 19, 2012.
18 Adam Hall   F 31 Played in 57 games with Tampa Bay this season, notching two goals and seven points. Ranked second in the NHL in faceoff percentage amongst players with at least 200 faceoff wins at 59.5%. Re-Signed with the Lightning on June 15, 2012.
34 JT Wyman   F 26 Played in 40 games with the Lightning this season, tallying six goals and 12 points. Recorded first career NHL goal and assist on December 29 vs. Montreal Re-Signed with the Lightning on June 15, 2012.
NON ROSTER / PROSPECT - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
# Name Pos. Age Notes Status
59 Mike Angelidis F 26 Played in six games with the Lightning and recorded his first career NHL goal on January 24 in his debut. SIGNED ONE-YEAR, TWO WAY CONTRACT WITH LIGHTNING ON JUNE 18, 2012
58 Scott Jackson   D 25 Played in 66 games with Norfolk, recording eight assists and 53 penalty minutes  
  Jon Kalinski F 25 Acquired from the Flyers on February 18 in the Pavel Kubina deal. Played in five games with the Admirals and 40 games with the Phantoms of the AHL, recording nine goals and 12 points.  
  Mike Kostka D 26 Acquired from the Panthers on December 2. Played in 52 games with Norfolk, recording seven goals and 32 points. SIGNED A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS ON JULY 1, 2012
  Michel Ouellet F 30 Played in 55 games with Norfolk, recording 16 goals and 31 points. Ranked seventh on the Admirals in goals during the regular season. TRADED TO BOSTON BRUINS IN EXCHANGE FOR BENOIT POULIOT, 5TH ROUND PICK IN 2012 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
  Richard Petiot D 29 Played in six games with Norfolk, recording a +5 rating  
Alexandre Picard   F 26 Played in 42 games with Norfolk, recording six goals and 25 points  
15 Brandon Segal F 28 Acquired from the Blackhawks on February 21. Played in 10 games with the Lightning, recording four penalty minutes SIGNED WITH THE NEW YORK RANGERS ON JULY 11, 2012.
24 Trevor Smith F 27 Played in 64 games with Norfolk, recording 26 goals and 69 points. Represented the Admirals at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic. SIGNED A 1-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ON JULY 1, 2012