Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Darren Raddysh to Two-Year, Two-Way Contract


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Darren Raddysh to a two-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Raddysh, 26, skated in four games for the Lightning during the 2021-22 regular season, notching two shots and a plus-one rating. The right-shot defenseman made his NHL debut December 30 at Florida and recorded three blocked shots and a hit in 14:57 time on ice.

The Toronto, Ontario native also played in 61 games during the regular season for the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay’s American Hockey League affiliate, posting seven goals, 25 points and a plus-four rating. Raddysh ranked second among Crunch blueliners for goals and third for assists (18) and scoring in his first season in the Lightning organization. Raddysh also contributed two assists in five games for Syracuse during the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Raddysh was originally signed by the Lightning to a one-year, two-way contract July 28, 2021. He has skated in 289 career AHL contests between the Crunch, Hartford Wolf Pack and Rockford IceHogs, notching 29 goals, 120 points, 147 penalty minutes and a plus-23 rating.

Ticket packages for the 2022-23 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse or by calling the office at 315-473-4444. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

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