Lightning add AHL All-Star Healey

The Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have signed left wing Eric Healey to a two-way contract.

"Eric Healey is a proven goal scorer at the AHL level and a very versatile depth player for our organization,” said Lightning executive vice president and general manager Jay Feaster. “He can play the wing or center, and he not only plays on the power play but can also kill penalties."

Healey led the AHL’s Providence Bruins in scoring during the 2005-06 season with 71 points (29 goals, 42 assists), and was selected to captain the PlanetUSA team at the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, his second career appearance.

A native of Hull, Mass., Healey also made his NHL debut with Boston on Nov. 25, 2005, and played in two games with the Bruins during the 2005-06 season.

Healey, 31, has played 439 career AHL games, recording 170 goals and 183 assists for 353 points. He played two seasons for the Falcons (1999-2001), totaling 62 points in 98 games.

Healey led the AHL in goals in 2002-03 with 42, and that year was named a co-winner of the league’s Fred T. Hunt Award for sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey.