The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed undrafted free agent goaltender Pat Nagle, who played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the St. Louis Bandits during the 2006-07 season, to a two-year entry-level contract.
Nagle, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, played in 37 games with Ferris State University (CCHA) this season, posting an 18-14-5 record to compliment a 2.02 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
The Bloomfield, Mich., native ranked fifth among all Division I goaltenders in goals-against average, tied for ninth for shutouts with three and tied for 10th in save percentage. Nagle also set school records for goals-against average and tied for second in save percentage.
Nagle, who was named to the All-CCHA First Team this season, played in 101 career games with Ferris State from 2007-10. During that time, he recorded a 2.32 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage with a 45-42-11 record including five shutouts.
In St. Louis, Nagle won a Robertson Cup playing under Norfolk Admirals head coach Jon Cooper. The Admirals are the Lightning's AAA affiliate.