One-year contract extension for Myers with the Lightning

Philip Myers agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. The agreement will come into effect during the 2023-24 season.

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The 25-year-old defender could have become a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season. He was acquired by the Lightning with the offensive prospect Grant Mismash in a trade with the Nashville Predators for the defenseman Ryan McDonagh last July 3.

Myers had four points (one goal, three assists) in 27 games for Nashville last season. He also played 16 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL), scoring seven points (two goals, five assists).

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Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers on September 21, 2015, Myers has 33 points (seven goals, 26 assists) in 142 career NHL games with the Flyers and Predators. He has added four points (three goals, one assist) in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with the Flyers in 2020.

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