Pat Maroon signs two-year contract extension

the Tampa Bay Lightning announced tuesday morning that they re-signed Pat Maroon to a two-year contract extension with a $1 million AAV. This move certainly didn’t need to be elaborate today, but for Julien BriseBois and the Lightning, it came at just the right time.

The Lightning are as dominant today as they were a few seasons ago when they started their consecutive Stanley Cup winning streaks. As they continue their run for success and try to claim their third championship, knowing that Maroon is locked up for a while is definitely a blessing.

Pat Maroon has won three consecutive Stanley Cups, and the Lightning are lucky to have him on their roster.

Pat Maroon came to Tampa Bay after winning his first championship with the St. Louis Blues in 2019. His move to Tampa was not much watched at one time as he was more of a role player joining a franchise that has failed. to make it on the big stage many times in the past.

Then some 48 playoff games later, the Lightning won back-to-back championships and Maroon played a big part in both providing a physical advantage and even scoring a few goals along the way.

The scary thing about this season is the fact that it has the potential to be his strongest in the league. Sure, Maroon won’t rack up 40 points like he did back then with Edmonton, but he can provide a physical spark and help ensure the Lightning don’t have a drop in production from his best lines.

At five against five, it’s his best season since the 2016-17 season for Maroon in terms of analysis. His corsi numbers are 53.15 five-to-five and he has an expected target of 20.59, which isn’t bad for the role he’s playing.

Maroon and the Lightning are on track to make the playoffs this season, and they are once again among the favorites to compete for the Stanley Cup. At the end of the 2021-22 season, the Lightning will certainly not regret locking up one of their best role players for the next few seasons, this team is definitely dangerous to face.

Robert M. Larson