9:52AM: The Lightning have announced that Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year deal worth $1.75 million.
Shattenkirk re-joins former Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh with Tampa.
Shattenkirk was nearly traded to Tampa Bay from St. Louis in 2017 but the deal fell apart when Shattenkirk was unwilling to commit to a seven-year, $42 million dollar extension with the Lightning. (STLToday)
It’s believed that Tampa Bay would have sent Jonathan Drouin to St. Louis for Shattenkirk.
He was ultimately traded to Washington as a rental before signing with the Rangers that summer.
Drouin was eventually traded to Montreal for right shot defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
Adam Rotter: It is not surprising to see Shattenkirk end up in Tampa. He was going to go to a contending team and Tampa, along with possibly Nashville, fit that. He can play the third-pair and second PP role with Tampa Bay that he could have had with the Rangers but at a cap hit that befits that role.