LIGHTNING SIGN FREE AGENT FORWARD MITCHELL CHAFFEE TO A ONE-YEAR, TWO-WAY CONTRACT
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Mitchell Chaffee to a one-year, two-way contract worth $775,000 at the NHL level, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
The 25-year-old Chaffee made his NHL debut April 19, 2022 while a member of the Minnesota Wild and has played two games total in the NHL, both with Minnesota during the 2021-22 season, posting a plus-one rating with one shot and seven hits.
Chaffee spent the 2022-23 season with Minnesota’s American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa where he skated in 10 games and posted five goals, seven points and a plus-eight rating before a knee injury cut his season short. Chaffee has played in 87 career AHL games, all over the last three seasons with Iowa, recording 30 goals, 63 points and a plus-25 rating. During the 2021-22 season, he ranked second on the Wild for goals (23) and fourth for scoring (39 pts.).
The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Chaffee went undrafted after three seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and was originally signed by Minnesota as a free agent on March 24, 2020.
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