Lightning sign D Roman Schmidt to Entry-Level Contract

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Roman Schmidt to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Schmidt, 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, has played in 22 games with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL this season, recording six goals and 11 points. Prior to joining the Rangers, he played for the United States National Development Team in the USHL during the 2020-21 season, where he accumulated two goals and seven points.

The Etobicoke, Ontario native was drafted by the Lightning in the third round, 96th overall, of the 2021 NHL Draft.