The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Nick Perbix to a one-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced Thursday.
Perbix has signed an AHL amateur tryout contract and will finish the rest of this season with the Syracuse Crunch.
The 23-year-old played in 31 games this season for St. Cloud State, setting career highs for goals (6), assists (25) and scoring (31 pts.). Perbix led all Huskies skaters for assists, and he ranked second among Huskies skaters for scoring and first among defensemen.
In three seasons at St. Cloud State, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Perbix has skated in 104 career games, notching four power-play goals, 14 goals overall, 66 points and a plus-14 rating.
Perbix was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.