The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Nick Perbix to a two-year contract extension with a $1.125 million cap hit.

Perbix is currently on a one-year, $842,500 contract with the Lightning, and was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. His closest paid comparable among defensemen is New Jersey Devils defenseman Brendan Smith, who’s currently making $1.1 million.