Erne, drafted by the Lightning 33rd overall in 2013, has skated in 49 NHL games, recording seven points. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound winger tallied 41 goals and 88 points over parts of four seasons with AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch.
The Connecticut native was the lone remaining restricted free agent to be signed by Tampa this offseason and will return to RFA status at the end of his contract in 2019.
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