Lightning sign 2011 first-round pick Namestnikov

The Sports Network

3/13/2012 4:20:43 PM

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov to a three-year entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old Namestnikov was a first-round draft pick (27th overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has played two seasons with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights.