Lightning lose Garrison, picks in expansion draft

by Gary Shelton on June 22, 2017 · 0 comments

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Garrison was shipped to Vegas, but young defenders were protected.?/TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Garrison was shipped to Vegas, but young defenders were protected./JEFFREY S. KING

Thursday, 1 a.m.

Jason Garrison, one of the mainstays on defense for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has said Good Knight to the team.

Garrison, 32, was selected by the Las Vegas Knights in Wednesday night's expansion draft.

The selection came after a deal between Vegas and the Lightning to protect their younger defenseman. The Lightning will send its second-round draft in 2017 and a fourth-round selection (previously acquired from Pittsburgh) in 2018. The Bolts will also send the Knights the negotiating rights to unsigned forward prospect Nikita Gusev.

Garrison scored one goal and eight assists in 70 games last season. He had a minus-eight. In three years with the Lightning, he scored 10 goals and had 40 assists.

The Knights also picked up former Lightning forward Jonathan Marchessault, who scored 30 goals for the Panthers a year ago.

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