Lightning sign defenseman Cal Foote to two-year contract

TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Cal Foote to a two-year, one-way contract worth $850,000 AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Foote, 22, played in 35 games in his first NHL season with the Lightning, posting one goal and three points to go along with a +9 rating and 29 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 227-pound defenseman made his NHL debut in the Lightning’s season opening game this past season against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 13. Foote netted his first career NHL goal on January 30 against the Nashville Predators. He also skated in six games with the Syracuse Crunch in 2020-21, recording a goal and four points.