Various sources are reporting that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has signed with HC Barys of the KHL. Hedman is the first Bolts player to commit to a European team during the current lockout. The 6’6″ defenseman had five goals and 18 assists with the Lightning last season.
*Victor Hedman photograph courtesy of Linda Hamilton.
About the Author: WB Philp is a published hockey writer who has a built in disdain for Barry Melrose. He covered the Detroit sports teams for many years until he came to his senses and moved to the Sunshine State. He is a true puckhead on a mission from God (Gordie Howe) to make hockey relevant in the south. He lives in Hockey Bay USA and covers the Lightning full time. Did I mention he hates Barry Melrose?