Published: July 2, 2013   |
Updated: July 2, 2013 at 08:54 PM
TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Drew Olson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for future considerations, the team announced Tuesday.
Olson, 23, played five games with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League last season after finishing his career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he helped the Bulldogs win the 2011 Frozen Four title.
The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Minnesota, who could become an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 15, was a fourth-round pick by Columbus in 2008.
Tampa Bay's plan, according to assistant general manager Julien BriseBois, is to sign Olson to a tryout agreement as a forward. Olson will attend the team's prospet camp this weekend and be invited to participate in a rookie tournament in September.
Prospect camp plans announced
Three first-round draft picks will headline the Lightning's 2013 prospect camp, to be held Saturday-July 10 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum.
The camp will feature 31 players, including forward Jonathan Drouin, the third overall pick in Sunday's draft, and defenseman Slater Koekkoek and goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy, both first-round picks in 2012. Twenty players from the team's past four draft classes will attend, including Nikita Kucherov, Matthew Peca and goaltender Adam Wilcox.
Practices will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Sunday. The annual 3-on-3 tournament will be from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on July 10. All sessions are free and open to the public.
The final day of the 3-on-3 tournament will be streamed live on the team website with radio voice Dave Mishkin providing the play-by-play.