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Tanner Jeannot will extend his stay in Tampa Bay after a difficult arrival
The arrival of Tanner Jeannot did not go down well with the Tampa Bay Lightning. After offering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th round picks (in addition to Cal Foote) to the Preds for the power forward, Julien BriseBois faced criticism until the end of the campaign.

Jeannot, who was already having a difficult campaign, ended his season with the Lightning with just 4 points, including a single goal, in 20 games. The left winger played only three playoff games, sitting out the other three, although it was later determined that this was the result of a troubling injury he’d been nursing for the past few weeks.

Nevertheless, at the price at which he was acquired, the Lightning had little choice but to maintain their position and retain his services.

Elliotte Friedman revealed this afternoon that the organization was nearing a two-year deal with the 26-year-old Canadian.

It’s important to note that, despite the difficult end to his season with the Lightning, it’s difficult to integrate so quickly with a team at the trade deadline, especially when it’s a well-established club that made it to the finals the previous year.

With a training camp and all the normal steps of a field hockey season, we could see the best of Tanner Jeannot in 2022-2023.

But it’s also important to remember that Jeannot was a never-drafted late bloomer who didn’t prove himself over more than one season in the best league in the world.

In his rookie season, at age 25, Jeannot scored 24 goals and added 17 assists for a total of 41 points in 81 games. As recently as 2020-2021, he was lining up with the Predators’ ECHL club-school.

If Jeannot turns out to be a flash in the pan, the Lightning will be biting their fingers for a long time… but until then, let’s give him a chance!

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