Reports: Lightning sign Cup hero Ross Colton to a 2-year deal

Ross Colton
Jul 7, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ross Colton (79) hoists the Stanley Cup after the Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game five to win the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ross Colton scored the Cup winning goal against the Canadiens this summer. That earned him the right raise Lord Stanley, but it also got him a new deal.

On Monday, the restricted free agent forward agreed to a two-year, $2.25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning per multiple media outlets.

Per reports, Colton will receive $1 million in the first season and $1.25 million in the second.

Colton, who made $700,000 this past season with the Lightning, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Aug. 16.

Lightning sign Colton

The 24-year-old Colton recorded 12 points (nine goals, three assists) in 30 games this past season. He added six points (four goals, two assists) in the playoffs, capped by his Stanley Cup-clinching goal in the second period of Tampa Bay’s 1-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5.

Colton was selected by the Lightning in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media