Former NAHL MVP Maroon signs contract with Tampa Bay
August 27, 2019
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward and former NAHL MVP Pat Maroon to a one-year contract worth $900,000.
"We're very pleased to add Pat to our organization today," said vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois. "He brings size and physicality to our group as well as significant playoff experience. We expect Pat's to be a great addition to the roster."
Maroon, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, won the Stanley Cup last season as a member of his hometown St. Louis Blues. He skated in 74 regular season games with the Blues, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 64 penalty minutes. Maroon also played in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering three goals and seven points while winning his first Stanley Cup.
The St. Louis native has played in 449 career NHL games with the Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils notching 88 goals and 206 points. He has skated in 73 career playoff games, recording 16 goals and 34 points
Maroon is reunited with his former junior coach Jon Cooper, where the two worked together with the Texarkana and St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. In 2007, the duo won the Robertson Cup and Maroon was named the NAHL’s Most Valuable that season in addition to being named to the NAHL 1st Team. His 23 points in the Robertson Cup Playoffs in 2007 still stands as a league record.
Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 161st overall, of the NHL Draft.