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Lightning, Filppula agree to terms on five-year, $25M deal

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TSN.ca Staff
7/5/2013 3:12:35 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with free agent forward Valtteri Filppula on a five-year, $25 million contract.

The deal carries a salary cap hit of $5 million per season.

Last season, Filppula scored nine goals and 17 points in 41 games with the Detroit Red Wings.

Filppula has spent his eight-year career with the Red Wings, scoring 100 goals and adding 151 assists in 483 games.

The 29-year-old centre was originally selected in the third round by the Red Wings at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Valtteri Filppula (Photo: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
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