Yanni Gourde will leave Tampa Bay a 2 Cup Champ on the way to Seattle!


We hate seeing it, but Yanni Gourde is headed to Seattle!

The Seattle Kraken selected Yanni Gourde from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2021 National Hockey League Expansion Draft on Wednesday.

Yanni was an undrafted free agent signing by the Lightning, agreeing to terms on March 9, 2014. He set the Lightning rookie record for goals (25) during his first full NHL season in 2017-18 then inked a six-year, $31 million contract worth $5.166 million annually with Tampa Bay on November 2, 2018.

He leaves the Bolts scoring six goals in the 2021 Playoffs, including that badass series-clinching shorthanded goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Semifinal against the New York Islanders in front of the home crowd at the Amalie Arena. Seattle got a good one! Thank You, Yanni!

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