It's no secret that free-agent signees try to make a positive first impression with their new employer. The players will greet the media, reach out to fans and, as training camp nears, be among the first to hit the ice.
Two of the Lightning's offseason acquisitions have done just that, each signing a pair of pucks following the informal workout in Brandon:
Goalie Antero Niittymaki; and
defenseman Mattias Ohlund.
Missed on defenseman Matt Walker twice -- coming off the ice and in the Ice Sports Forum parking lot. He didn't seem too interested in stopping. I think he waved, though. Maybe.