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Tampa Bay Lightning Recall Forward Mathieu Joseph from Syracuse Crunch

February 20, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mathieu Joseph from the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Additionally, the Lightning have reassigned defenseman Jan Rutta to the Crunch.

Joseph, 22, has skated in 51 games with the Lightning this season, recording 13 goals and 20 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating. The Laval, Quebec native ranks tied for fourth among all NHL rookies for goals and is tied for 12th for points. Joseph made his NHL debut on Oct. 6, 2018 and netted his first NHL goal on Nov. 4 against Ottawa.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward played 70 games with the Crunch during the 2017-18 season, registering 15 goals and 53 points. Joseph led the Crunch for points and assists. He also represented Team Canada at the World Jr. Championships in 2017, helping his native country win the Silver Medal.

Joseph was originally drafted by the Lightning in the fourth round, 120th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.

Single game tickets and packages for the 2018-19 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the War Memorial Arena at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch) using #SyrCrunch.


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