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Tampa Bay Lightning

Founded:1992GM:Julien BriseBois
Owned By:Vinik Sports Group, LLCCoach:Jon Cooper
Home Rink:Amalie ArenaCaptain:Steven Stamkos

The Tampa Bay Lightning (colloquially known as the Bolts) are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division. The Lightning play their home games in Amalie Arena.

The Lightning have won two Stanley Cup championships in their history, in 2004 and 2020. The team is owned by Jeffrey Vinik, while Julien BriseBois serves as general manager. Jon Cooper has served as head coach since 2013 and is the longest tenured active head coach in the NHL

Deeper Dive

2021-22 Season Roster

ForwardsDefensemenGoaltenders
Alex Barre-BouletZach BogosianBrian Elliott
Pierre-Edouard BellemareErik CernakAndrei Vasilevskiy
Anthony CirelliCal Foote
Ross ColtonVictor Hedman
Mathieu JosephRyan McDonagh
Boris KatchoukJan Rutta
Alex KillornMikhail Sergachev
Nikita KucherovAndrej Sustr
Pat Maroon
Ondrej Palat
Corey Perry
Brayden Point
Taylor Raddysh
Steven Stamkos

Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey History

The Lightning first took the ice in 1992-93 with some mediocre uniforms about a decade ahead of their time. In an era when bold designs and vibrant colours reigned, Tampa Bay’s dull, unimaginative duds wouldn’t truly look at home until about 10 years later, when nearly every NHL team rolled out a jersey paying homage to darkness, like some sort of weird, poorly attended cult. Read More…

Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-Present Jerseys
(Illustration by Andrew M. Greenstein, The unofficial NHL Uniform Database)

The Players

More Lightning History

Lightning’s Stamkos Surpasses St. Louis in Franchise Power Play Points

Entering the 2020-21 season, Steven Stamkos hadn’t played a regular-season game since he suffered an injury on Feb. 25, 2020. Moreover, he saw just 2:47 of ice time during the Lightning’s Stanley Cup run. You wouldn’t know it the way he has played to start the season, though. Through seven games, Stamkos leads the Lightning in scoring with four goals and six assists. On Monday, he scored his third power-play goal of the season against the Nashville Predators. Read More…

Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos is the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Power Play Points Leader (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Captains

  • Paul Ysebaert, 1995–1997
  • Mikael Renberg, 1997–1998
  • Rob Zamuner, 1998–1999
  • Bill Houlder, 1999
  • Chris Gratton, 1999–2000
  • Vincent Lecavalier, 2000–2001, 2008–2013
  • Dave Andreychuk, 2002–2006
  • Tim Taylor, 2006–2008
  • Martin St. Louis, 2013–2014
  • Steven Stamkos, 2014–present

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