Lightning sign Calder Trophy finalist Ondrej Palat to 3-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday.

Palat and teammate Tyler Johnson are finalists for the Calder Trophy, presented each year to the NHL’s top rookie.

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Palat had 23 goals and 59 points, finishing a plus-32 for the season and helping the Lightning make the playoffs.