TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning remember obtained defenseman Jan Rutta, alongside with a seventh-round draft take in 2019, from the Chicago Blackhawks in trade for defensemanSlater Koekkoekand a fifth-round take in 2019, vice president and standard manager Julien BriseBois launched on the present time.
Rutta, 6-foot-3, 200 kilos, has performed in 23 video games with the Blackhawks this season, recording two dreams and six factors, alongside with 12 penalty minutes. He has also performed in eight video games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Rutta has performed in 80 occupation NHL video games, all with Chicago one day of the outdated two seasons, registering eight dreams and 26 factors, including two energy play dreams.
The Pisek, Czech Republic native spent seven seasons playing in his native nation earlier than signing a one-12 months contract with the Blackhawks on June 8, 2017. He scored his first NHL purpose in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 9, 2017.
Rutta modified into as soon as firstly undrafted.