The Crunch do not have that goalie as their starter or a backup, or even a backup to the backup. He is officially off the books and has yet to sign anywhere else for next season. The Syracuse Crunch are the official affiliate of the 2020 Championship Tampa Bay Lightning. Mitchell Stephens and Gemel Smith return to the organization. At the end of the day, it all comes down to people and where they want to live, play, and how much they want to get paid. Alexey Lipanov (21, C, RFA in 2 years) Ryan Lohin (24, LW, RFA in 1 year) Taylor Raddysh (22, RW, RFA in 1 year) * Otto Somppi (22, C, RFA in 1 year) Daniel Walcott (26, LW, UFA in … The Lightning do not have a third goalie under contract for next season. That’s something only the Lightning will know internally. They have Clint Windsor, but he’s the Solar Bears starting goalie. Perhaps they’re working on an AHL deal with him, but without any further knowledge, he’s on the table for the Crunch. So all-in-all, the Crunch are probably going to be looking for a couple skaters, probably some AHL veterans they can get on AHL deals, and goalies. All rights reserved (About Us). All of these guys have NHL experience and have the lovely combination of not being a waiver risk and being a capable starting goalie in the AHL. $title = "Please complete this test to move on"; *** Oleg Sosunov was placed on waivers and his contract was terminated by the Lightning during the pause in the season. Of the players under contract, Walcott, Smith and Witkowski will need to clear waivers to join the Crunch roster — it shouldn’t be an issue for them. Now that the Tampa Bay Lightning are champions, it’s inevitably time to talk about next season, whenever that is going to be. Who’s coming back and who needs a contract? Gibson had the best save percentage of all four goalies on this list, he was the starter in Bridgeport. Syracuse Crunch fans just watched 26 alumni help the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup, but when can they watch their team again? The Crunch have nine forwards and five defensemen signed for next season. I have not included the likes of Mitchell Stephens and Luke Schenn, who are currently on the Lightning roster but played time in Syracuse last season. Episode 72 of the Syracuse Sports Podcast with Brent Axe features conversations with Julian Whigham and Howard Dolgon. Kaskisuo started for the Marlies. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Best three-on-three overtime combinations in Lightning history. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Allow me to kick off the first Syracuse Crunch article of the season with a rundown of where the roster stands ahead of Free Agency. Thank you for visiting The pandemic has thrown all three of those questions further into obscurity, so who knows where things land. Hello, Crunch fans, it’s been a while. There are five forwards and five defensemen who are either RFAs or UFAs that will need to be re-signed (or moved on from). He spent last season with Penn State in the NCAA. As someone who covers the Marlies on weekends, Hutchinson was a really great starter and influence on both his teammates and young goalies he partnered with. ?>. ** Mikhail Shalagin is a Lightning prospect who has a one-year contract with the Crunch. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Spencer Martin played in 33 games for the Syracuse Crunch last season. Please note that using an ad blocker on this site can cause this message, and can lead to our filters blocking your IP as a bot. * Otto Somppi has been loaned to the Lahden Pelicans of the Finnish Elite Liiga for 2020-21. Desrosiers has a really great AHL resume, so I was shocked when he did not get qualified by the Florida Panthers. Maybe they promote him to the AHL after a .927 sv% season, but that still leaves two (or more) spots that need to be filled. We’re going to go step by step so that this massive question mark of an offseason can become a few more manageable quandaries. advertising, and we do not run intrusive ads, so please be considerate and turn off your ad blocker if you're a frequent user of our site. 2019-20 Syracuse Crunch Roster # Full Name Pos Ht. Academic Year Hometown / High School; 7: Mathieu Joseph: F: 6-1: Chambly, Quebec / 8: Nolan Valleau: D: 6-1: Novi, Michigan / 11: Dennis Yan: F: 6-2: Portland, OR / 12: Alex Barré-Boulet: F: 5-9: Montmagny, Quebec / 13: Boris Katchouk: F: 6-2: Waterloo, Ontario / 14: Devante Stephens: D: 6-2: R: White Rock, BC / 15: Jimmy Huntington: F: 6-0: Laval, QC / 16 By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. The Lightning roster is loaded with players who developed in different ways. Looking through the reserve list on the Lightning’s Cap Friendly page, I don’t see anyone who will fit that bill unless one of the prospects currently playing in Europe finishes their season before the AHL gets back up and wants to make the move over. And that’s not even including contracts and team budgets! Unlike Somppi, Masin doesn’t have a contract (if he doesn’t sign, he’ll be added to the reserve list and the Lightning will retain his NHL rights until he’s 27). She is still looking for an apology and signs of remorse for her son. I’ve compiled a list of goaltenders the Lightning will probably be looking into for next season. Lightning Round: See the Tampa Bay Lightning etched on the Stanley Cup, Prospect bubbles could be a solution if seasons are cancelled. Bow was released by the Stars, who have Jake Oettinger as their third goalie/goalie of the future. Will Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup pay a visit to Syracuse Crunch? The roster, scoring and goaltender statistics for the 2019-20 Syracuse Crunch playing in the … He can sign with any team, including back with the Lightning. He spent last season with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL and has signed with Khimik Voskresensk of the VHL (Russian AHL) to start the season. 1 goalie for Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay Lightning re-signs Syracuse Crunch goalie, Marcellus prospect drafted by Tampa Bay, could skate for Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay Lightning agree to deals with 2 Syracuse Crunch forwards, SU football’s turnaround and the Syracuse Crunch help win the Stanley Cup (podcast), Axe: All Syracuse Crunch fans can do is hurry up and wait for hockey. And Gillies was in Stockton. Obviously those numbers may also go up depending on how many signed Lightning players start the season in Syracuse or down depending on how many players are going to Orlando. If he signs a contract extension with the Lightning, it will indicate whether he’s going to stay in Russia permanently or not. Lots of goalies. Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule, Roster, News, and Rumors | Raw Charge, Crunch Time: laying out the Syracuse Crunch roster and searching for goalies, Lightning Round: Mother of bullying victim pens letter to Arizona Coyotes, Mitchell Miller. He has an out-clause that will allow him to return to the AHL when the season begins.