The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Joel Vermin to a three-year, entry level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Vermin, 21, was a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He scored 13 goals and had 35 points along with 14 penalty minutes in 47 games last season with Bern (Swiss-A), where he will be assigned to open the 2013-14 season.
Forward Brett Welychka, defenseman Jake Dotchin and goaltender Eric Brassard were released from their amateur tryout agreements.