Primary Menu
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 23: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on November 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

@Shermanconor