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Ryan Callahan | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Ryan Callahan was utilized as a key scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the free agent process.
The Bolts signed his former New York Rangers teammates Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman on the first day of free agency. GM Steve Yzerman said Callahan was a "wealth of information" for the team. Callahan was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent as well, but he re-upped with the Lightning on a six-year, $34.8 million pact last week. Jul 2 - 10:39 AM

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Because Ryan Callahan re-signed with Tampa Bay, the Lightning will give the Rangers their 2015 second-round pick to complete the Martin St. Louis trade.

The Rangers will also give the Lightning their 2015 seventh-round pick. The Rangers also owe the Lightning their first round picks in 2014 and 2015, in part because they reached Eastern Conference Final, which upgraded the 2014 selection from a second to first round pick.
Jun 25 - 11:02 AM

Ryan Callahan has agreed to a six-year, $34.8 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay got Callahan as part of the Martin St. Louis deal. Callahan is the type of player that's more valuable to his team than he is to most fantasy squads. In a good season he'll get you 40-50 points, but his true value comes in what he brings to the locker room and the physical nature of his game. If you're in a league that uses hits and blocked shots than he's usually worth a look, but he'll be more-or-less a non-factor in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Jun 25 - 9:39 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are reportedly on the verge of locking up Ryan Callahan.

Callahan is expected to get a five or six year deal worth more than $5.5 million annually. The Lightning will partially offset the short-term impact by buying out the final season of Ryan Malone's seven-year, $31.5 million contract.
Jun 25 - 8:26 AM

Negotiations between the Lightning and Ryan Callahan have reached a "critical stage," according to agent Steve Bartlett.

The two sides don't appear to be close to agreeing to an extension, but Bartlett says there has been some progress. He added that there's still work to do in order to the close the gap. Even if Callahan remains unsigned on July 1, it's possible that he could end up staying in Tampa Bay.
Jun 24 - 11:59 AM

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said there’s been "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan’s camp.

Callahan’s two-way game fit well under coach John Cooper, and the winger said he enjoyed his time in Tampa Bay. He becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the organization, and we're going to continue to work. I'd like to get a deal done before he reaches free agency." Callahan earned $4.825 million last season, so it will be interesting to see how much Yzerman is willing to give the 29-year-old who recorded 36 points, 17 of which were goals.
Jun 21 - 7:50 PM

It's looking more likely that Ryan Callahan will test the free agent market on July 1.

He's still talking to the Lightning about staying in Tampa Bay, but he can start talking to other teams next Wednesday before free agency begins. Callahan recorded 17 goals and 36 points in 65 games with New York and Tampa in 2013-14.
Jun 20 - 8:37 AM

The contract negotiations between Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning are ongoing.

The talks have reportedly been positive, but the two sides aren't close to agreeing to terms. Callahan reportedly wanted a contract in the range of six-year, $39 million from the Rangers before they traded him and if he's making similar demands on the Lightning then that might prevent them from getting anything done.
Jun 4 - 6:38 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a "good case" to keep Ryan Callahan, according to agent Steven Bartlett, but he may decide to test free agency to see what other offers are out there.

"There's no question he did enjoy it," Bartlett said. "He was impressed by the organization and everybody, from the city and the fans, everything was positive. I think the city made a good case for itself, the team made a good case. There's always the temptation of July 1st. You don't get that many times in your career, especially at the peak of your career. Those are what you have to balance, the positive and all the good things he knows about Tampa, and what is his right, you have the opportunity to at least hear other people. That doesn't mean Tampa wouldn't be his first choice." The two sides haven't engaged in serious contract talks yet, but they can discuss a new deal exclusively until July 1. Bartlett believes Callahan will draw interest from plenty of teams if he goes on the open market.
May 15 - 11:21 AM

Ryan Callahan's agent, Stephen Bartlett, said Tampa Bay will be "in the mix" for his client's services this summer.

"He has a great respect for the organization," Bartlett said. "We look forward to hearing what they have to say." Callahan is "open" to returning to the Lightning, but it sounds like he may test the market to see what's out there.
Apr 25 - 7:39 AM

Ryan Callahan is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

He enjoyed his experience with the Lightning and likes the direction they are heading, but he isn't sure if he'll be back with the team next year. Coach Jon Cooper said he'd like to have Callahan return.
Apr 24 - 6:27 PM

Ryan Callahan had his first playoff goal with the Lightning controversially waved off in Game 3.

The tally would've given Tampa Bay a 2-1 with 4:22 left in the second period, but it was disallowed because of incidental contact on Montreal goaltender Carey Price by Alex Killorn. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper was "pissed" with the call during the game and he was "pissed" afterward. Now, the Lightning find themselves in a 3-0 hole in the series.
Apr 21 - 11:01 AM

Ryan Callahan picked up another power-play goal for the Lightning on Tuesday night.

He has recorded three goals with the man advantage in 14 games with Tampa Bay after he had four in 45 matches with the New York Rangers. Callahan has 10 points since joining the Bolts at the trade deadline in the Martin St. Louis deal.
Apr 2 - 11:12 AM

Ryan Callahan found the back of the net during the Lightning's 4-3 overtime win on Saturday.

Callahan has been great since being acquired by Tampa Bay. He has five goals and nine points in 12 games with the Lightning, bringing him up to 16 goals and 34 points in 57 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 30 - 11:03 AM

Ryan Callahan scored both Tampa Bay markers in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Islanders.

Callahan has been a useful contributor for the Lightning since joining the team earlier in the month and has now picked up eight points in 11 games with the team. No matter how you slice it, he has been more productive for the Bolts than Martin St. Louis has been with the Rangers.
Mar 27 - 10:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
5Brett Connolly
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Richard Panik
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov