The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Johnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent.

The 5-foot-9, 181-pounds Johnson played in his first full NHL season in 2013-14 and parlayed it into a nomination for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. He was one of three players to appear in all 82 games during the regular season, ranking fourth on the Lightning for goals with 24 and fifth for points with 50. His plus-23 rating was second on the team.

Johnson was third among NHL rookies for points and tied for first for goals. He led all NHL first-year forwards for average time on ice with 18:47 per game and face-offs taken with 1,275. Johnson became just the second rookie in NHL history, the first since Dennis Maruk in 1975-76, to record five power-play and five shorthanded goals in one season.

Johnson made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in 2014. Johnson played in all four games of the Lightning's first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens, recording a goal and two points. He has played in 96 career NHL games, all with Tampa Bay, notching 27 goals and 56 points.

"He had an outstanding first year in the league," Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said. "He's one of several restricted free agents that we intend to get resigned and this gets us started. We're happy to have him under contract and expected to get him signed, so he can continue his development."

Prior to joining the NHL ranks with the Lightning, Johnson played in 137 games with Tampa Bay's top minor league affiliates, the Norfolk Admirals and the Syracuse Crunch, over the course of two seasons. During that time he amassed 68 goals and 133 points.

The 23-year-old recently finished representing the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championships being held in Belarus. Johnson's first appearance at the tournament, he recorded a team-high six goals in eight games while leading all Team USA forwards in average ice time, at nearly 21 minutes per contest. He was tied for second among all tournament skaters for goals.