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Bolts sign Memorial Cup hero Cirelli

2015 Memorial Cup - Championship

QUEBEC CITY, QC - MAY 31: Anthony Cirelli #22 of the Oshawa Generals celebrates his goal with teammates during the 2015 Memorial Cup Championship against the Kelowna Rockets at the Pepsi Coliseum on May 31, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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Another of Tampa Bay’s bright young prospects has signed on the line that is dotted.

Anthony Cirelli, the 75th overall pick at the 2015 draft, has signed his three-year, entry-level deal with the club, Tampa Bay announced on Thursday.

Cirellia, 18, led OHL Oshawa with 38 assists and 59 points in 62 games this year and served as the club’s captain. But it was his theatrics in last year’s Memorial Cup Final that he’s most remembered for -- he scored both goals in the championship win Kelowna, including this dramatic OT winner:

Cirelli got his first, albeit brief, taste of pro hockey this season, appearing in three games for Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse.