The Ottawa Senators have signed pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Chris Wideman to a new one-year two-way deal. The contract will pay Wideman $600,000 at the NHL level and $400,000 in the AHL.
The 25-year-old appeared in 75 games for the Binghamton Senators last season scoring 19 goals and 42 assists to go along with 116 penalty minutes. He led all AHL defensemen in assists, points and shots on goal (213).
Wideman won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s top defenseman in 2014-15. He was also named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound blue liner was originally a fourth-round selection (100th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in 2009.
The Ottawa Senators have come to terms on a one-year, two-way contract extension with defenseman Fredrik Claesson the club announced.
The deal will pay Claesson $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 in the AHL.
The 22-year-old set a career high for goals (four) and games played (76) while playing with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators in 2014-15. The Stockholm, Sweden native was awarded Binghamton’s “Top Defenseman” award following the 2013-14 season when he recorded a career-high 29 points in 75 games.
Claesson finished the 2013-14 season second among all AHL players with a plus-37 rating.
In 221 AHL games, over three seasons, the 6-foot, 205-pound blue liner has seven goals, 49 assists and 132 points to go along with 132 penalty minutes and a plus-35 rating.
Ottawa selected Glaesson in the fifth round (126th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft.
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