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Lightning sign Yzerman to four year extension

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According to the Canadian Press as of Monday, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Canadian Olympic gold medalist Steve Yzerman to a four year contract extension as their general manager.

This season the Lightning have overachieved. They are surprisingly in third place in the Atlantic Division and are playoff bound.

Key moves Yzerman has made are signing leading scorer Valtteri Filppula to a five year deal worth $25 million on July 5, acquiring number one goaltender Ben Bishop in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on April 3, 2013, drafting Ondrej Palat, who has been discussed as a serious Calder Trophy candidate this season, and signing undrafted American Tyler Johnson to a contract whose future in the National Hockey League looks extremely bright.

Yzerman won a gold medal with Canada in men's ice hockey as a player at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City (two goals and four assists) and was Canada's gold medal winning executive director at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

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