Tampa Bay Calls Up Former All-Star Boutin

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lighting announced that they have recalled former ECHL All-Star goaltender Jonathan Boutin to the National Hockey League on an emergency basis.

Former ECHL All-Star Mike Smith was injured in practice on Monday.

The Mississippi Sea Wolves are the ECHL affiliate of the Lightning of the NHL and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the third round (96th overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 22 year old began his career in the ECHL in 2005-06 and was the starting goaltender for the American Conference in the All-Star Game and was 8-9-2 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.93 and a save percentage of .920 in 19 games for Johnstown.