The Tampa Bay Lightning manages to get rid of Tyler Johnson's contract

Published July 28, 2021 at 9:16

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded forward Tyler Johnson and a second-round pick in 2023 to the Chicago Blackhawks in return for Brent Seabrook's contract.


The Lightning have been trying to trade Tyler Johnson for some time, considering he carries a hefty salary of $5 million per year. He is under contract until the end of the 2023-2024 campaign.

Obviously, Julien Brisebois has pulled another rabbit out of the hat. He will take Brent Seabrook's contract, but Seabrook will be placed on the long-term injured list, so he will not have any impact on the team's payroll. As a reminder, Seabrook will be paid an average of $6.875 million per season through 2024. He did not play a single game in the NHL in 2020-2021.

The Hawks, meanwhile, receive a second-round pick, plus a very good depth center in Johnson. Johnson had 22 points, including 8 goals, in 55 games last year in Tampa Bay. He helped the Lightning win back-to-back Stanley Cup.
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