Ottawa Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to seven-year contract extension

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Hours prior to their season opener versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Ottawa Senators revealed Thursday that they have actually signed forward Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year, $57.5 million agreement extension. Tkachuk, who has actually led the Senators in scoring each of the previous 2 seasons, will make approximately $8.214 million each year.

Tkachuk, the No. 4-overall choice in the 2018 NHL Draft, child of NHL fantastic Keith Tkachuk and bro of Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk, is now connected to Ottawa through the 2027-28 season.

“This is an exciting day for the Ottawa Senators,” checked out a declaration by Senators basic supervisor Pierre Dorion. “Brady possesses a very dynamic skill set and is a prototypical power forward in today’s NHL. He scores goals, he plays physical and exemplifies what it means to be a pro for all players in our organization.”

Tkachuk, an NHL All-Star in 2020, has actually rapidly increased through the ranks of significant Senators gamers, as he is currently among simply 29 gamers in franchise history to have actually scored 60 objectives in his profession. Last season, Tkachuk was the Senators’ leading scorer with 36 points (17 objectives, 19 helps) while likewise leading the group in charge minutes (69). Tkachuk has actually played in 198 profession video games (194 consecutively), and has 60 profession objectives and 65 helps.

“We’re thrilled to come to a long-term agreement with Brady,” checked out a declaration by Senators owner and guv Eugene Melnyk. “He’s a valuable member of our leadership group, is universally respected by his teammates and a player we’re certain will have a significant impact on our success in the seasons ahead.”

The Senators go into the 2021-22 season seeking to develop on their 2020-21, which saw them trade away a number of veteran gamers in favor of a more youthful team. The Senators ended up sixth in the NHL North with a 23-28-5 record, however ended up the year 10-3-1 to keep their playoff hopes alive up until May.

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