Steve Yzerman signs four-year extension with Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman talks to the media on March 5, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, April 7, 2014 4:25PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension.
The Lightning have made the playoffs twice in four seasons under Yzerman's watch, reaching the Eastern Conference Final in 2011.
Tampa Bay has already qualified for this season's playoffs and is currently in third place in the Atlantic Division.
Yzerman, who has one year remaining on his initial contract with Tampa Bay, also served as general manger of Canada's gold-winning Olympic men's hockey teams in 2010 and 2014.
Yzerman spent 27 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings as a player, captain and front-office executive prior to joining the Lightning.
The Hall of Famer ranks sixth in NHL history with 1,755 career points.