Defenseman Nick Perbix agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.
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The 24-year-old full-back made his Bettman Tour debut this season. He will earn an average annual salary of $1.125 million under the new one-way deal.
A native of Minnesota, Perbix spent four years in the NCAA with St. Cloud State before joining the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
A former sixth-round pick of the Bolts, he has scored three goals and eight points in 29 games since the start of the campaign, in addition to maintaining an 8 differential.
He also wore the colors of the United States at the Beijing Games in 2022.
"He's the kind of kid who wants to learn," head coach Jon Cooper told the Bettman Tour website. He always has his eyes wide open. It is obvious that he wants the National Hockey League to be part of his daily life.