Various sources reports the Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed center Steven Stamkos to a five-year deal. Financial terms to follow…It’s worth $37.5 million, which is an average cap hit of $7.5 million per season. Awaiting word if it’s front-or back-loaded.

**Update** Sportnet’s Nick Kypreos reports via Twitter Stamkos will get $8million per season in the first four years, $5.5 million in the fifth year.

Spector’s Note: And with that, we’ll have to wait five years for Stamkos’ inevitable signings as a UFA with the Philadelphia Flyers…or Toronto Maple Leafs…or NY Rangers…or his inevitable trade to the LA Kings straight up for Drew Doughty…;)