List of Tampa Bay Lightning general managers

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Steve Yzerman is the current general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are an American professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). Often referred to as the Bolts, as seen from their third jerseys,[1] the team joined the NHL in 1992 as an expansion team, and won their first Stanley Cup championship in 2004. Having first played in the Expo Hall,[2] and later in the ThunderDome (now known as Tropicana Field),[3] the Lightning have played their home games at the Ice Palace, currently titled Amalie Arena, since 1996. The franchise has had six general managers since their inception.[4]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Tampa Bay Lightning
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Phil Esposito April 4, 1991 October 13, 1998 [5][6]
2 Jacques Demers October 13, 1998 July 14, 1999 [6][7]
3 Rick Dudley July 14, 1999 February 10, 2002 [7][8]
4 Jay Feaster February 10, 2002 July 11, 2008 Won Stanley Cup (2004) [8][9]
5 Brian Lawton October 22, 2008 April 12, 2010 [10][11]
Tom Kurvers (Interim) April 12, 2010 May 25, 2010 [11][4]
6 Steve Yzerman May 25, 2010 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 2015
Won NHL General Manager of the Year Award in 2015
[4][12]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning Unveil Third Jerseys vs. Devils". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "1992-93 The Fun Begins". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Tropicana Field History". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Tampa Bay Lightning name Steve Yzerman Vice President and General Manager". Tampa Bay Lightning. May 25, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Babineau, Jeff (April 5, 1991). "Lightning's Esposito Wants Orlando Tie-in". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "N.H.L.: ROUNDUP -- TAMPA BAY; Esposito Brothers Dismissed". The New York Times. October 14, 1998. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Lightning Strikes Demers". CBS News. July 14, 1999. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Dudley resigns as Lightning GM". CBC Sports. February 10, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster Resigns". Tampa Bay Lightning. July 11, 2008. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Brian Lawton Named Lightning's Executive Vice President & General Manager". Tampa Bay Lightning. October 22, 2008. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "General Manager Brian Lawton and Head Coach Rick Tocchet to Be Replaced". Tampa Bay Lightning. April 12, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ Leahy, Sean (July 24, 2015). "How Steve Yzerman won the 2015 NHL GM of the Year Award". Yahoo Sports: Puck Daddy. Retrieved July 24, 2015.