Lightning re-sign F Paquette to 2-year contract

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) before Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning re-sign F Paquette to 2-year contract

Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) before Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Cedric Paquette to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.65 million.

The Lightning announced the move Friday.

Paquette had 13 goals and 17 points last season. He was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

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Tampa Bay also re-signed forward Carter Verhaeghe to a one-year, two-way contract. He played in 76 games with Syracuse of the AHL, picking up 34 goals and 82 points.

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