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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Bring Vet Pat Maroon on Board

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TAMPA –  The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Pat Maroon to a one-year contract worth $900,000, according to vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois.

“We’re very pleased to add Pat to our organization today,” BriseBois said. “He brings size and physicality to our group as well as significant playoff experience. We expect Pat’s to be a great addition to the roster.”

Maroon, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, won the Stanley Cup last season as a member of his hometown St. Louis Blues. He skated in 74 regular season games with the Blues, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 64 penalty minutes.

Maroon also played in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering three goals and seven points while winning his first Stanley Cup. The St. Louis native has played in 449 career NHL games with the Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils notching 88 goals and 206 points.

He has skated in 73 career playoff games, recording 16 goals and 34 points Maroon is reunited with his former junior coach Jon Cooper, where the two worked together with the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL during the 2006-07 season and won the Robertson Cup.

He was named to the NAHL First All-Star Team. Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 161st overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.