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Lightning Acquire Ryan Callahan, Draft Picks For St. Louis

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TAMPA BAY The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Ryan Callahan, a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a first round selection in 2015 in exchange for Martin St. Louis, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The Lightnings conditional second round pick becomes a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft if the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Final this season. If Callahan re-signs with the Lightning the two teams will swap selections in the 2015 NHL Draft, with the Rangers acquiring the Lightnings second-round pick while Tampa Bay will get New Yorks seventh-round pick.

Callahan, 28, has skated in 45 games with the Rangers this season, posting 11 goals and 25 points to go along with 16 penalty minutes. The Rangers captain has notched four power play goals, ranking tied for fourth on New York. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward registered a season-best, five-game point streak from October 11 through November 7, recording five goals and two assists during that stretch.

The Lightning are very excited to have Ryan Callahan join the organization and help us in our quest to make the playoffs, Yzerman said. Ryan is an outstanding player and leader who we look forward to seeing on the ice tomorrow night.

Wed like to thank Marty for everything he has done on and off the ice during his outstanding 13-year career in Tampa Bay. He has been one of the greatest players in the organizations history but in the end we honored his request today. We wish him and his family the best of luck as he continues his career in New York.

The Rochester, New York native represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, appearing in six games and collecting one assist. Callahan also played for his country at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, earning a Silver Medal.

Callahan has played in 450 career NHL games, all with the Rangers, over eight seasons, collecting 132 goals and 254 points. He set career-highs during the 2011-12 season for goals (29), points (54), penalty minutes (61), power-play goals (13) and game-winning goals (nine).

He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round, 127thoverall, at the 2004 NHL Draft.

Callahans Career Statistics

Regular Season

Playoffs

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

+/-

PIM

PPG

SHG

GWG

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

2000-01

Syracuse

OPJHL

3

4

2

6

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2001-02

Buffalo

OPJHL

47

13

23

36

-

75

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2002-03

Guelph

OHL

59

14

17

31

15

47

-

-

-

11

0

3

3

2

2003-04

Guelph

OHL

68

36

32

68

17

86

-

-

-

22

13

8

21

20

2004-05

Guelph

OHL

60

28

26

54

-4

108

-

-

-

4

1

1

2

6

2005-06

Guelph

OHL

62

52

32

84

29

126

-

-

-

13

7

17

24

20

2006-07

Hartford

AHL

60

35

20

55

7

74

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NY Rangers

NHL

14

4

2

6

5

9

0

0

1

10

2

1

3

6

2007-08

NY Rangers

NHL

52

8

5

13

7

31

0

1

1

10

2

2

4

10

Hartford

AHL

11

7

8

15

7

27

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2008-09

NY Rangers

NHL

81

22

18

40

7

45

2

1

1

7

2

0

2

4

2009-10

NY Rangers

NHL

77

19

18

37

-12

48

9

0

3

-

-

-

-

-

2010-11

NY Rangers

NHL

60

23

25

48

-7

46

10

0

5

-

-

-

-

-

2011-12

NY Rangers

NHL

76

29

25

54

-8

61

13

1

9

20

6

4

10

12

2012-13

NY Rangers

NHL

45

16

15

31

9

12

6

2

4

12

2

3

5

6

2013-14

NY Rangers

NHL

45

11

14

25

-3

16

4

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

NHL Totals

450

132

122

254

-2

268

44

6

26

59

14

10

24

38

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media



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