The Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, have acquired defenseman Jonathan Racine, along with a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nesterov.
Racine, 23, has recorded three assists and 58 penalty minutes in 26 AHL games with St. John’s this season. In 224 career AHL contests with St. John’s, Portland and San Antonio, Racine has one goal, 24 assists and 391 PIM along with a plus-30 rating.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound Racine was originally drafted in the third round, 87th overall, by the Florida Panthers at the 2011 NHL Draft. He has played one career NHL games, with the Panthers in 2013-14.