Lightning sign Calder Trophy finalist Tyler Johnson to 3-year contract

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed centre Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract.

The team announced the news Friday.

Johnson and teammate Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL’s top rookie award. They’re joined by Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy.

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Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. Johnson also had 26 assists and finished plus-23 for the season.