2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 24-40-18 (SO: 3-10) - 66 points
Finishing 5th in the NHL's Southeast Division
Coach: Barry Melrose (5-7, 4 OTL)
Coach: Rick Tocchet (19-33, 14 OTL)
Location: Tampa, Florida
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning Results

The Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League ended the 2008-09 season with a record of 24 wins and 40 losses (and 18 overtime losses), with a 3-10 showing in shootouts for 66 points, finishing fifth in the NHL's Southeast Division.

The Bay Lightning scored 210 goals and gave up 279. Martin St. Louis netted 30 goals for Tampa and accounted for 50 assists. Mike Smith topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 2.62 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Barry Melrose and Rick Tocchet coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Evgeny ArtyukhinRApril 4, 19836'5"254LMoscow, Russia
Brandon BochenskiRApril 4, 19826'1"187RBlaine, MN USA
Matt CarleDSeptember 25, 19846'0"205LAnchorage, AK USA
Ryan CraigCJanuary 6, 19826'2"220LAbbotsford, BC Canada
Steve DownieRApril 3, 19875'11"200RNewmarket, ON Canada
Steve EmingerDOctober 31, 19836'2"211RToronto, ON Canada
Chris GrattonCJuly 5, 19756'4"231LBrantford, ON Canada
Adam HallRAugust 14, 19806'3"206RKalamazoo, MI USA
Jeff HalpernCMay 3, 19766'0"203RPotomac, MD USA
Riku HeleniusGMarch 1, 19886'3"202LPalkane, Finland
Jamie HewardDMarch 30, 19716'2"215RRegina, SK Canada
Andrew HutchinsonDMarch 24, 19806'2"206REvanston, IL USA
Jussi JokinenLApril 1, 19835'11"190LKalajoki, Finland
Martins KarsumsRFebruary 26, 19865'10"198LRiga, Latvia
Geoff KinradeDJuly 25, 19856'0"207LNelson, BC Canada
David KociDMay 12, 19816'6"238LPrague, Czech Republic
Olaf KolzigGApril 6, 19706'3"221LJohannesburg, South Africa
Zenon KonopkaCJanuary 2, 19816'1"213LNiagara Falls, ON Canada
Lukas KrajicekDMarch 11, 19836'2"196LProstejov, Czech Republic
Matt LashoffDSeptember 29, 19866'2"204LAlbany, NY USA
Vincent LecavalierCApril 21, 19806'4"223LIle Bizard, QC Canada
Mike LundinDSeptember 24, 19846'1"195LBurnsville, MN USA
Marek MalikDJune 24, 19756'6"240LOstrava, Czech Republic
Ryan MaloneLDecember 1, 19796'4"224LPittsburgh, PA USA
Mike McKennaGApril 11, 19836'3"187LSt. Louis, MO USA
Josef MelicharDJanuary 20, 19796'2"220LCeske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Andrej MeszarosDOctober 13, 19856'1"220LPovaszka Bystrica, Slovakia
Vladmir MihalikDJanuary 29, 19876'7"222LPresov, Slovakia
Cory MurphyDFebruary 13, 19785'10"185LKanata, ON Canada
Janne NiskalaDSeptember 22, 19816'0"187LVasteras, Sweden
Shane O'BrienDAugust 9, 19836'2"228LPort Hope, ON Canada
Richard PetiotDAugust 20, 19826'2"190LDaysland, AB Canada
Matt PettingerLOctober 22, 19806'1"210LEdmonton, AB Canada
Vaclav ProspalCFebruary 17, 19756'2"198LCeske-Budejovice, Czech Republic
Kevin QuickDMarch 29, 19886'0"175LBuffalo, NY USA
Karri RamoGJuly 1, 19866'2"192LAsikkala, Finland
Paul RangerDSeptember 12, 19846'2"215LWhitby, ON Canada
Mark RecchiRFebruary 1, 19685'10"195LKamloops, BC Canada
Gary RobertsLMay 23, 19666'2"215LNorth York, ON Canada
Brandon SegalRJuly 12, 19836'2"214RNorth Delta, BC Canada
Matt SmabyDOctober 14, 19846'6"239LMinneapolis, MN USA
Mike SmithGMarch 22, 19826'3"211LKingston, ON Canada
Radek SmolenakLDecember 3, 19866'3"180LPrague, Czech Republic
Martin St. LouisRJune 18, 19755'9"185LLaval, QC Canada
Steven StamkosCFebruary 7, 19906'1"196RMarkham, ON Canada
Paul SzczechuraCNovember 30, 19855'11"175RBrantford, ON Canada
Radim VrbataRJune 13, 19816'1"190RMlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
Jason WardRJanuary 16, 19796'2"205RChapleau, ON Canada
Noah WelchDAugust 26, 19826'4"215LBrighton, MA USA
Ty WishartDMay 19, 19886'4"205LBelleville, ON Canada



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