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Sport Senators' Connor Brown avoids arbitration with three-year deal

18:30  22 october  2020
18:30  22 october  2020 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Connor Brown, settling on a three-year contract just hours ahead of his scheduled hearing. The new contract will carry an average annual value of $3.6M and keeps Brown under contract through the 2022-23 season. Senators GM Pierre Dorion released the following statement:

a hockey game in the snow: Ottawa Senators right wing Connor Brown has signed a new three-year deal with the team. © Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Ottawa Senators right wing Connor Brown has signed a new three-year deal with the team.

"We’re very happy to have Connor back under contract. He brings a veteran presence to our lineup and is a player who can play in different situations. He’s durable, has a strong work ethic with great practice habits and is regarded as a leader by his teammates. His ability to play up and down the lineup while producing offensively is especially valuable to us as we continue our transition towards being a consistent winner."

Connor Brown, Ottawa Senators exchange arbitration figures

  Connor Brown, Ottawa Senators exchange arbitration figures It is important to remember that in the NHL, the arbitrator does not need to choose one filing or the other and usually instead awards a contract somewhere in the middle. The two sides can also come to an agreement in the coming days, though this year once the hearing begins they must wait for the reward and cannot settle while the arbitrator deliberates. In Brown’s case, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic suggests that a contract similar to the one Kevin Labanc just signed with the San Jose Sharks could potentially be a comparable should the two sides settle before arbitration. Labanc signed a four-year deal that carries a $4.

Brown was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing later Thursday. That would have resulted in a one-year contract that would have taken the 26-year-old right to unrestricted free agency, but he’ll stay in the organization a little longer with this three-year deal. Brown had filed for $4.8M while the team had filed for just $2.25M.

All five of this week’s arbitration hearings were settled prior to taking place. The next one on the schedule is Tyler Bertuzzi on Sunday.

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