J.T. Brown Ready To Go For Bolts

Panthers_JT_Brown_2013J.T. Brown arrived on the Lightning scene 18 months ago, choosing to sign with Tampa Bay as an undrafted college free agent.

Though the time frame is not that long, it feels as though he’s been around for some time now. When the 23-year-old reported for rookie camp Wednesday in preparation for a three-game tournament in Coral Springs, it marked the first time he has done so since joining Tampa Bay.

“It has felt like a long time,’’ Brown said. “The seasons (in pros) are a lot longer than the college ones, so it takes a little more out of you. But I’m excited to be back down here and see what it’s all about.’’

Brown appeared in the final five games of the 2011-12 season. Playing with scorers Vinny Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell, he did not look out of place.

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