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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING ASSIGN FORWARD ALEX BARRE-BOULET TO SYRACUSE CRUNCH

Syracuse Crunch loan goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to Orlando Solar Bears.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Alex Barre-Boulet to the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Additionally, the Crunch have loaned goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

Barre-Boulet played in one game for the Lightning during the 2022-23 season versus the St. Louis Blues on November 25. The 26-year-old forward posted career highs for assists (60) and points (84) in 69 games with the Crunch last season and was selected as an AHL First-Team All-Star at the conclusion of the season.

Fitzpatrick, 25, appeared in one game with the Charlotte Checkers last season posting a 2.41 goals-against average along with a .920 save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound netminder also appeared in 17 contests with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL recording an 11-3-1 record to go along with a 2.25 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

The St. John’s, Newfoundland native has played in 13 career AHL games with the Checkers, Utica Comets, and San Antonio Rampage from 2018 to 2023 recording a 5-3-1 record, 2.44 goals-against average, and .907 save percentage. Fitzpatrick has also appeared in 78 career ECHL games with the Everblades, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Brampton Beast, and Tulsa Oilers posting a 35-29-8 record to go along with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage.
 
Fitzpatrick was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 59th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft. He was signed to a one-year AHL contract by the Crunch on July 1.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

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