The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Chris Mueller to a one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Mueller, 33, appeared in 60 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League last season, collecting 33 goals and 65 points to go along with 32 penalty minutes. The West Seneca, New York native ranked first on the Marlies for goals and second for points. Mueller also ranked third in the AHL for power-play goals with 16. The Marlies assistant captain set a career high for goals in 2018-19. He also played in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games for Toronto, recording five goals and 10 points.
The 5-foot-10, 196-pound forward has skated in 53 career NHL games over five seasons with the Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers, posting three goals and 10 points. Mueller has also appeared in 711 career AHL games, registering 222 goals and 527 points to go along with 374 penalty minutes. He has won the Calder Cup twice, with the Marlies in 2018 and the Texas Stars in 2014.