Cirelli signs three-year, $14.4 million contract with Lightning

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Anthony Cirelli signed a three-year, $14.4 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $4.8 million.

The 23-year-old restricted free agent forward had NHL career highs in assists (28) and points (44) in 68 games last season, and scored nine points (three goals, six assists) in 25 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Lightning win the Cup.

Selected by Tampa Bay in the third round (No. 72) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Cirelli has scored 94 points (40 goals, 54 assists) in 168 regular-season games and 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 46 playoff games.

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