SAINT JOHN – Forward Mathieu Joseph has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The NHL club announced the signing over the weekend.
Joseph, 19, is tied for the QMJHL goal-scoring lead with 25. He has 45 points in 29 games in his fourth season in Sant John. The Chambly, Quebec, native has 80 goals and 171 points in 176 career games.
He is currently representing Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, which began today in Toronto and Montreal.
Joseph was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.