Sports Ottawa Senators sign forward Chris Tierney to two-year deal, avoiding arbitration
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The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Chris Tierney, signing the forward to a two-year contract with an average annual value of US$3.5 million.
Tierney, 26, will earn $2.8 million in 2020-21 and $4.2 million in 2021-22.
A native of Keswick, Ont., Tierney ranked sixth among Senators in scoring with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 2019-20 and was one of four players to appear in each of Ottawa’s 71 games.
In 2018-19, he set career-highs in assists (39), points (48) and games (81).
The Senators acquired Tierney in the deal that sent star defenceman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks in September 2018.
Ottawa Senators reward Paul for best season, signing forward to two-year deal
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration with Nick Paul, signing the forward to a two-year contract with an average annual value of US$1.35 million on Wednesday. It marks the first one-way contract of the 25-year-old Paul's career. He was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Nov. 1. The native of Mississauga, Ont., set career highs with nine goals, 11 assists and 56 games with the Senators last season. Paul started last season withIt marks the first one-way contract of the 25-year-old Paul's career. He was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Nov. 1.
Tierney has 189 points (61 goals, 128 assists) in 436 career NHL games with San Jose and Ottawa.
“We’re pleased to reach an agreement with Chris that will see him under contract here for multiple seasons,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement.
“He’s a reliable veteran who has very good hockey sense and who is consistently among our best centres in faceoff success rate. That he’s accumulated significant NHL experience in a short period of time is also of considerable importance to our lineup.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 27, 2020.
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Report: Senators re-sign Tierney to 2-year deal with $3.5M AAV .
The Ottawa Senators and forward Chris Tierney have agreed to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $3.5 million, reports Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch. Tierney will earn $2.8 million in the first year and $4.2 million in the second, Garrioch adds. The 26-year-old was a restricted free agent who had a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Nov. 8. He's coming off a two-year pact that carried a cap hit of $2,937,500 - a deal he inked with the San Jose Sharks.The Keswick, Ontario-born center collected 11 goals and 37 points over 71 games with the Senators this past season, his second with Ottawa.