Player News - Senators

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The Ottawa Senators have signed Cole Schneider to a one-year extension.

Schneider will earn $110,000 at the AHL level or $700,000 annually if he plays in the NHL. He had 29 goals and 58 points in 69 contests last season.
Jul 2 - 3:15 PM

The Senators have signed veteran defenceman Mike Kostka to a one-year, two-way deal worth $800,000.

Kostka split time between the Rangers and their affiliate in Hartford in 2014-15 registering 30 points in 63 AHL games and one point in seven NHL games. Kostka will serve as organizational depth for the Sens and as a result has no fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 3:23 PM

The Senators got a little tougher with the signing of Zack Stortini.

Stortini inked a two-year, two-way deal with the Sens on Wednesday. He has made NHL stops in Edmonton and Nashville but was in the AHL for the entire 2014-15 season and registered 25 points and amassed 184 penalty minutes with the Flyers' affiliate. When he does get a chance to play with the Sens he will have fantasy value only in pools that value penalty minutes.
Jul 1 - 2:39 PM

The Ottawa Senators have signed Eric O'Dell to a one-year/two-way contract.

O'Dell will earn $700,000 if he remains in the NHL and $300,000 when plying his trade in the AHL. He played in the Jets chain last season but managed to pick up one assist in 11 games with Winnipeg.
Jul 1 - 2:13 PM

Patrick Mullen has re-signed with Ottawa to another a one-year, two-way contract worth $600K in the NHL.

The deal is actually a slight step down from his previous $700K NHL salary. However, Mullen is a career minor leaguer. He'll be entering his third season with AHL Binghamton after having his best season since 2011-12 with five goals and 29 points in 54 games. The 29-year-old Mullen will once again make $150K in the AHL.
Jun 30 - 8:35 PM

Mike Hoffman has received a qualifying offer from the Senators.

The two sides will continue working on a new contract. Ottawa also sent qualifying offers to Alex Chiasson, Shane Prince and Cole Schneider.
Jun 29 - 6:24 PM

Chris Wideman has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators.

He will earn $600,000 if he's playing at the NHL level and $400,000 if he's in the AHL with Binghamton. Wideman captured the Eddie Shore Award, as the AHL's best defenseman, for the 2014-15 campaign after he compiled 19 goals, 61 points and 116 penalty minutes in 75 games. He's expected to get playing time with Ottawa at some point next year, but he may still start in the minors because the team already has six defenders on the roster.
Jun 29 - 12:13 PM

The Ottawa Senators are hoping to see more progression from Jared Cowen next season.

Ottawa traded Eric Gryba to Edmonton so that Cowen could have a regular spot on the blue line. "It's a chance for Eric (Gryba) to go and get a chance to play a prominent role," said GM Bryan Murray after the draft. "It allows us to play Jared Cowen on a regular basis and it gets us down to seven defensemen. "Cowen had the injury at the end and I believe he's going to be a really good defenceman in the league. Opening the door for him to get that spot was a big part of it.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 28 - 10:49 AM

The Ottawa Senators have acquired Travis Ewanyk from the Edmonton Oilers.

Ewanyk was sent with the 107th pick acquired from Toronto to Ottawa, for Eric Gryba. Ewanyk was drafted in the third round in 2011 and is a chippy bottom two center as he had only three goals and eight points in 69 games with Oklahoma City of the AHL but did have 120 penalty minutes.
Jun 28 - 7:56 AM

The Ottawa Senators selected Filip Chlapik with the 48th pick of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Chlapik stands as another forward added to the mix in Ottawa. The Czech native scored 75 points in 64 games as the QMJHL level in 2014-15 and also had a nice showing at the international level.
Jun 27 - 10:54 AM

The Ottawa Senators made Colin White their second first-round pick (21st overall) of the 2015 entry draft.

White is a strong two-way center who plays the game at a high level and can be an effective player even when he doesn’t have the puck due to his superior skating skills. The 6’0", 183-pound Massachusetts-born forward is highly regarded for making players around him better and his ability to play in both the offensive and defensive zones. White played for the U.S. Under-18 National team in 2014-2015 scoring 23 goals and 54 points in 54 games played. He also notched the gold medal-clinching goal in overtime to defeat Finland at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championships. During that tournament, he scored six goals and added three assists in seven games en route to the gold medal. He is committed to playing the 2015-2016 season at Boston College but he should be an impact NHL player down the road.
Jun 26 - 9:26 PM

The Ottawa Senators selected Thomas Chabot with the 18th overall pick in the 2015 amateur entry draft.

Chabot is a two-way defenseman with great size and excellent puck skills and mobility. The 6’2", 180-pound left-hander needs to bulk up in order to make it to the big stage, but has the potential to flourish into a very reliable all-around defenseman in the NHL. He has moved up the draft class ranks very rapidly and has quickly drawn lots of scouts’ attention. Chabot posted 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 66 games last season and was able to improve his plus minus from a minus-29 in 2013-2014 to a plus-6 last season. In the 2015 Under-18 World Juniors, the Quebec native tied for the team lead among defensemen with five points in seven games. Chabot will need some more seasoning before he will make an impact in the NHL.
Jun 26 - 9:08 PM

Ottawa isn't close to a new contract with Mike Hoffman.

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion told TSN 1200 on Thursday that talks with Hoffman's representatives have gone well so far. He is a restricted free agent on July 1 after he broke out in 2014-15 with 27 goals and 48 points in 79 games.
Jun 25 - 6:40 PM

Erik Karlsson believes Ottawa's second-half surge is what allowed him to win the Norris Trophy, which is awarded to the league's top defenseman.

"It's a very special feeling" said Karlsson. "This would have never happened if we didn't go on that unbelievable run that we did and if we didn't have guys stepping up and playing the way they did. It wouldn't have allowed me to sit in the position I'm in today." The Senators captain generated seven goals and 25 points in his first 36 games prior to racking up 14 markers and 41 points in his final 46 contests.
Jun 25 - 11:43 AM

The Ottawa Senators have inked Mika Zibanejad to a two-year, $5.25 million deal.

Zibanejad would have become a restricted free agent as his entry-level contract expired. The 22-year-old forward took a moderate step forward last season with 20 goals and 46 points in 80 contests. It wouldn't be surprising to once again set career-highs in 2015-16.
Jun 25 - 9:04 AM

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