After being bought out by the New York Rangers, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has recently signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The deal between both parties is said to be for 1-year and $1.75 million.
Shattenkirk, the 11-year veteran has played 609 career games with 5 different teams.
Kevin Shattenkirk is heading to the Tampa Bay Lightning on a one-year, $1.75 million deal. pic.twitter.com/T11c3TDCRN— TSN (@TSN_Sports) August 5, 2019
This is a low-risk deal for both sides. Shattenkirk has a job with an elite team in the NHL. With the other players that will surround him, Shattenkirk will have less of a workload in Tampa similar to the teams he played with in St. Louis. Having higher talent around him and cutting his minutes can make Shattenkirk a good signing.
Reports state that Shattenkirk has had other offers on the table for a contract. For him to take a pay cut and have no reassurance he plays next season; there has to be a sense of confidence that he can win with this crew in Tampa.