The Senators re-signed J.C. Beaudin to a one-year, two-way contract ($700K/$80K).
Source: @TSN1200 10/19/20, 8:55 am EST
The Senators have signed Rudolfs Balcers to a one-year, two-way contract ($735K/$70K).
The Senators have signed Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year deal worth $15.0 million ($5.0M AAV).
The Senators have signed Nick Paul to a two-year deal worth $2.7 million ($1.35M AAV).
The Senators have acquired Austin Watson from the Predators for a 2021 fourth-round pick.
The Senators have signed Logan Shaw to a two-year, two-way contract.
Shaw spent a large portion of 2020 with the Jets, registering just five points (3G / 2A) in 35 games. Shaw has produced strong numbers at the AHL-level but has settled in as a fourth-liner in his NHL career. If he starts 2021 in the AHL, he'll likely be one of the first forwards called-up by Ottawa.
The Senators have signed Matthew Peca to a one-year, two-way contract.
Peca has been a fringe NHLer for a few years now but only played 14 games with Montreal and Ottawa in 2020. He spent most of the season in Laval (AHL) where he had just 13 points (4G / 9A) in 34 games. The hard-working, industrious winger will likely start 2021 in the AHL but would be a candidate to get promoted to the Senators' fourth line when injuries hit.
The Senators have signed Matt Murray to a four-year deal worth $25.0 million ($6.25M AAV).
Murray was acquired from the Penguins on Wednesday and signed a four-year extension this afternoon. The signing makes Murray the seventh-highest paid goalie in the NHL for the 2021 season. Last year, Murray was tied for 34th in GAA (2.87) and tied for 45th in SV% (.899 SV%), so he has a lot of work to do to earn this contract.
The Senators have acquired Erik Gudbranson from the Ducks for 2021 fifth-round pick.
Gudbranson is entering the final-year of his deal that carries a $4.0M cap-hit. After nine years with the Panthers, Canucks, Penguins and Ducks, Gudbranson gets a chance to play in his hometown. Gudbranson has been much maligned in recent years but brings physicality to a Senators blueline that lost that edge when they let Mark Borowiecki walk in free agency.
The Senators have acquired Matt Murray from the Penguins for Jonathan Gruden and a 2020 second-round pick (No.52 overall).
The Penguins made their decision in net when they locked up Tristan Jarry last week. With so many free agent goalies becoming available on Friday it was a priority to get this trade done before then to maximize Murray's value. He is coming off of a down year, having posted a 2.87 GAA and .899 SV% in 38 starts but Murray is a huge upgrade in net for the Senators, who have improved drastically over the last 24 hours.
Source: PuckPedia 10/7/20, 4:05 pm EST
The Senators have signed Josh Brown to a two-year, $2.4 million ($1 2 million AAV) contract extension.
Brown was acquired from the Panthers for a 2020 fourth-round pick last Friday and he will likely skate in the Senators' top-6 defensemen in 2021. The 26-year-old is a towering defenseman (6-foot-5, 217 lbs.) but offers very little in terms of offence--10 points (4G / 6A) in 93 career NHL games.
The Panthers have traded Josh Brown to the Senators for a 2020 fourth-round pick.
Brown was originally a sixth-round pick of the Panthers (2013) and worked his way into an NHL defenseman in 2020. Brown spent the whole season in Florida, where he played primarily as Keith Yandle's D-partner and scored three goals with five assists (eight points) in 56 games. At 6-foot-5, 217 lbs. Brown can be a physical force on the ice but had just 77 hits (to lead FLA defensemen) in 2020.
Murray led the Penguins onto the ice for warmups.
Source: @penguins 08/5/20, 7:42 pm EST
Brown is expected to draw into the Panthers lineup for Game 3.
Source: Erin Brown 08/5/20, 11:56 am EST
Murray will start Game 2 vs. the Canadiens.
Murray allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 1. Despite the loss, the Penguins will go right back to their more experienced netminder in Game 2. Dating back to the 2018 playoffs, Murray has lost seven straight playoff games, while posting a 2.89 GAA and .905 SV%.
Murray will start Game 1 vs. the Canadiens.
The Senators have signed Artem Zub to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Zub was an undrafted free agent defenseman out of Russia, who is coming off of a career-year in the KHL. The 24-old set new career-highs in goals (13), assists (9) and points (22) in 57 games with St. Petersburg SKA. In 2018 he represented Russia in the Olympics, where he had four assists in six games to help the team win gold.
The Senators signed Kevin Mandolese to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Mandolese was a sixth-round pick (No. 157 overall) of the Senators in 2018. In his fourth year in the QMJHL, the 19-year-old netminder went 26-8-1 with a league-best .925 SV% and third-best GAA (2.33). With 86 career wins to-date, Mandolese sits second all-time in Screaming Eagles franchise history.
The Senators have signed Jonathan Aspirot to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Aspirot was an undraafted free agent out of the QMJHL, who spent the 2019-20 season with the Senators AHL affiliate. The 20-year-old winger scored two goals with 14 assists (16 points) in 44 games with Belleville and will likely start the 2020-21 season with them again.
The Predators signed Austin Watson to a three-year extension worth $4.5 million ($1.5M AAV).
Watson started 2019 with an 18-game suspension and ended up playing just 37 games, scoring seven goals with nine assists (16 points) in 37 games. He figures to be a key factor of the Predators' fourth-line in 2019-20.