Today in Tampa Bay Lightning History

Events in Sport

  • 1990-12-06 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1992-06-18 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft
  • 1992-09-23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • 1992-10-07 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)

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1996-08-27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1997-10-01 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1998-01-15 Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers
  • 2004-05-22 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-06-07 Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 2011-05-27 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • 2015-05-29 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • 2015-06-15 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1964-02-12 Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-05-25 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-08-02 John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-09-29 John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-12-23 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-01-21 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1965-03-23 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-03-24 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966-05-10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1966-05-15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966-07-01 Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • 1966-09-29 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1967-03-11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1969-09-17 Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1969-10-01 Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971-01-03 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971-03-23 Alexander Selivanov, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971-03-23 Chris Lipuma, Oak Lawn, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1972-05-05 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • 1973-04-23 Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1974-02-22 Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1974-07-29 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975-07-05 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1976-04-14 Jason Wiemer, Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)