Lightning re-sign forward Mikey Eyssimont to two-year deal

TAMPA BAY, FL – When the Lightning acquired forward Mikey Eyssimont from the Sharks in a trade-deadline deal this season for underperforming forward Vladislav Namestnikov, they believed they were getting a player who could help them beyond the current season.

Opening an offseason in which the Lightning will retool their roster, their first move Friday was to re-sign Eyssimont, who could have been an unrestricted free agent in July, giving him a two-year deal worth an average annual value of $800,000.

Eyssimont, 26, fulfilled the Lightning’s hopes, proving to be a player with speed who can forecheck and create offensive opportunities, putting him in a position to solidify a bottom-six role in training camp next season.