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Tampa Bay signs Trevor Smith

The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, have signed free agent center Trevor Smith to a one-year, two-way contract today, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Smith, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, played in 68 games with the Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League last season, recording 20 goals and 43 points. He also notched five power-play goals and one shorthanded goal.

A 26-year-old native of North Vancouver, B.C., Smith has skated in 282 career AHL games with the Crunch, Falcons and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring at least 20 goals in each of his four AHL seasons and totaling 92 goals and 192 points with 157 penalty minutes.

Smith has played in seven career NHL games, all with the New York Islanders during the 2008-09 season. He has one career NHL goal. Before going pro, Smith played two seasons at the University of New Hampshire. He originally signed as a free agent with the Islanders on Apr. 7, 2007.