Ice hockey – NHL: Bellemare signed for two years with Tampa Bay
Posted on July 28, 2021 at 11:48 p.m.
After two seasons in the Colorado Avalanche jersey, French striker Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has signed up for two years in favor of the Tampa Bay Lightning, two-time reigning NHL champion.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will continue his NHL adventure. While the North American ice hockey league has authorized its franchises to sign players free of any contract, the « free agency » from this Wednesday, the first movements did not take long to be confirmed. And one of them concerns the French striker who has been playing on North American rinks since 2014.. The native of Blanc-Mesnil will even discover from the 2021-2022 season a fourth franchise and not just any. After having worn the colors of the Philadelphia Flyers between 2014 and 2017 then those of the Vegas Golden Knights between 2017 and 2019 and finally having joined the Colorado Avalanche for the past two seasons, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has decided to join… the reigning double NHL champion!
We have signed forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year, one-way contract worth $ 1 million AAV.
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– Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 28, 2021
Bellemare to complete Lightning attack
Indeed, after the announcement by the American journalist Elliotte Friedman, an agreement has been officially reached between the former Rouen Dragons player and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who recently won their second straight Stanley Cup at the expense of the Montreal Canadiens. Finalist of the same Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Golden Knights against the Washington Capitals, the France international has signed for two seasons, each of which is valued at $ 1 million. An arrival that comes in a context of renewal of the workforce, with in particular the departure of Tyler Johnson to the Chicago Blackhawks but also the contract extension for eight seasons from 2022, along with a nice salary increase, of his star striker Brayden Point, author of fourteen goals last season. At 36, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will bring to the Tampa Bay Lightning his experience forged on both shores of the Atlantic.