Lightning sign Thompson to multi-year extension Staff

2/1/2011 1:11:52 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed centre Nate Thompson to a 2-year extension, $1.8 million extension on Tuesday.

Thompson will receive $950,000 in the first year of the deal and $850,000 in the second year.

The Anchorage, Alaska native was claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders last season.

This year, he has 7 goals and 10 assists in 51 games.

Thompson was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2003 but only appeared in four games with the club in the 2006-07 season.

The Islanders claimed him off waivers early in the 2008 campaign and he played 82 games over two seasons on Long Island.