Lightning add free agent winger Recchi Staff

7/7/2008 9:15:04 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to pile on veteran support on Monday, signing forward Mark Recchi to a one-year, $1.25 million contract that's worth $1.5 million with incentives.

Recchi, 40, split last season between the Atlanta Thrashers and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played in only 19 of the Penguins' 26 games with just two goals and six assists. He has been a healthy scratch in seven of their last eight games before the team place him on waivers in December.

The Thrashers acquired Recchi off the wire, and the Kamloops, B.C. native scored 12 goals and 40 points in 53 games with Atlanta.  

Recchi, who has 522 goals and 1,381 points in 1,410 career NHL games, made $1.75 million last season.

The 19-year veteran won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1991, and helped lead the Carolina Hurricanes to their first championship in 2006.

Recchi joins a host of new forwards that the Lightning have signed in the offseason, including former Pittsburgh teammates Ryan Malone, Adam Hall and Gary Roberts along with Radim Vrbata and the re-acquired Vinny Prospal.