Paul Szczechura (C)
Acquired: Signed a one-year contract with the Lightning on July 16, 2010
Set NHL career highs for games played, goals and shots (83) with Tampa Bay in 2009-10 â€¦ Ranked second in points-per-game (0.83) and tied for fifth in assists with Norfolk in 2009-10 â€¦ Recorded first NHL career multiple-goal game with two goals on 03/25/10 with Tampa Bay at Boston â€¦ Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 03/06/10 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 04/03/10, appeared in 15 games with the Lightning and recorded three goals and one assist â€¦ Had a goal and an assist â€“ including the overtime game-winner â€“ for #1 star on 02/05/10 vs. Hartford â€¦ Scored goals in back-to-back games on 11/27 â€“ 11/28/09 with Tampa Bay (NHL) â€¦ Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 11/11/09 and returned on conditioning loan on 01/31/10, appeared in 37 games with the Lightning and recorded two goals and one assist â€¦ Notched a pair of goals to record points in a fifth straight game on 11/10/09 vs. Binghamton â€¦ Had points in four straight contests (2G, 3A) from 10/16 â€“ 10/24/09.
2008-09: The second-leading rookie in goals, assists and points with Tampa Bay (NHL) in 2008-09 â€¦ Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 03/03/09 and finished the season with the Lightning â€¦ Appeared in his 100th career AHL game on 03/01/09 with Norfolk at Albany â€¦ Recorded his first career NHL multi-point game with a goal and an assist for #1 star honors on 12/23/08 with Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh â€¦ Scored his first career NHL goal on 12/08/08 with Tampa Bay at Boston (Tim Thomas) â€¦ Made his NHL debut on 12/02/08 with Tampa Bay at Philadelphia â€¦ Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/01/08 â€“ his first NHL recall â€“ and returned to Norfolk 02/13/09, appeared in 18 games, scoring two goals and two assists with six penalty minutes â€¦ Had a five-game point streak (2G, 4A) from 11/01 â€“ 11/14/08 â€¦ Scored two goals â€“ including the game-winner â€“ added an assist, and was +3 for first star honors on 10/17/08 at Lake Erie â€¦ Signed a two-year contract with the Lightning on April 24, 2008. 2007-08: Led Norfolk rookies in scoring and tied for the overall team lead with three game-winning goals â€¦ Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on 04/12/08 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton â€¦ Missed 16 games with a lower-body injury sustained on 02/26/08 at Portland, returned 04/04/08 â€¦ Netted points (7G, 7A) in his first ten games as an Admiral from 01/16/08 to 02/08/08, tied longest point streak by a Norfolk rookie in franchise history, tied for the fourth-longest point streak overall in Norfolk franchise history â€¦ Had a five-game goal-scoring streak (5g) from 01/23 â€“ 02/02/08 â€¦ Scored a goal in his Admirals debut on 01/16/08 vs. Bridgeport for second star honors â€¦ Acquired by Norfolk from the Iowa Stars in exchange for future considerations on January 15, 2008 â€¦ Signed an American Hockey League Standard Playerâ€™s Contract for the 2007-08 season.2006-07: Scored first pro/AHL point/goal on 03/18/07 with Iowa at San Antonio (David LeNeveau) â€¦ Made pro/AHL debut on 03/09/07 with Iowa at Manitoba â€¦ Signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract with Iowa (AHL) on 03/08/07.
Collegiate Career: Has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Western Michigan University â€¦ Finished seventh in CCHA overall points (45) in 2006-07 â€¦ Finished first on Western Michigan University Broncos in assists (26), tied for second in goals (19) and was second in points (45) in 2006-07 â€¦ WMUâ€™s recipient of the 2005-06 CCHA Scholar Athlete Award â€¦ Voted one of CCHAâ€™s Smartest Players in Captainâ€™s Poll in 2005-06 â€¦ Finished 15th in CCHA overall scoring (36 points) and tied for eighth in assists (26) in 2005-06 â€¦ Finished first in assists (26) and second in goals (10) with WMU in 2005-06 â€¦ Three-time Bronco Player of the Week in 2005-06 â€¦ CCHA Offensive Player of the Week and InsideCollegeHockey.com Player of the Week for 10/31/05 â€¦ Recipient of the WMU Catherine Lawson Sportsmanship Award in 2004-05 â€¦ Finished second on team in assists (23) and third in scoring (29 points) in 2004-05 with WMU â€¦ Bronco Player of the Week for the period ending 11/18/04 â€¦ WMUâ€™s recipient of the 2004-05 CCHA Scholar Athlete Award â€¦ Leading rookie scorer at WMU in 2003-04 â€¦ Co-Recipient of the Suzanne Klop Rookie of the Year Award in 2003-04 with WMU â€¦ Named CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention in 2003-04 â€¦ Named CCHA Rookie of the Week and Bronco Player of the Week for the period ending 01/19/04 â€¦ Scored first collegiate goal vs. Michigan on 10/25/03.