Defender Kevin Shattenkirk, who will benefit from the full autonomy when the season of the national hockey League (NHL) will be completed, wishes to remain with the Ligthning of Tampa Bay.
After having seen the last two years of his 4 year contract, and $ 26.6 million being redeemed by the New York Rangers in August 2019, the back of the 31-year-old has agreed to a pact of a season and 1.75 million $ with the formation of the Lightning.
The American has bounced back after a last difficult season in New York, collecting eight goals and 34 points while maintaining a differential of +22 70 parties this season.
“I’m invested in this team, he said Wednesday, according to the official website of his team. I have already said, it is a place where I hope to go back after the season.”
No question, however, to start negotiations in the short term, since Shattenkirk has only one thing in mind currently: the Stanley cup.
“For the moment, I am focused on this journey in the playoffs, he explained. We have all invested so much time and effort in this whole situation and to enter in the bubble. […] I don’t think about [my future], in addition to the fact that I have to leave my house this week.”
The Lighthing will take part in the tournament at the round of the clubs head of the Association at the beginning of the month of August.