Tampa Bay announced the signing of undrafted junior prospect Tyler Johnson to a standard three-year entry-level contract Monday.
Johnson, 20, ranks second in the Western Hockey League with 106 points in 64 games with the Spokane Chiefs, including a career-high 48 goals. Johnson was a member of the 2010 Team USA World Junior Championships that won the gold medal as he had three goals and five points in seven games.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound native of Spokane, Wash., will remain with the Chiefs through the end of their season. Should the Norfolk Admirals, Tampa Bay's American Hockey League affiliate, still be playing when Spokane's season is finished, Johnson could suit up for Norfolk. Otherwise, Johnson is expected to attend Lightning training camp in September.