Ottawa locked in another piece of the blueline on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Frederik Claesson on a one-year extension.
The deal — of the two-way variety, worth $700,000 at the NHL level — comes after Claesson made his NHL debut last season, appearing in 16 games for the Sens. A fifth-round pick in 2011, Claesson had previously spent all of his North American pro career with Ottawa’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
The 23-year-old will have to battle for minutes in the Canadian capital next season. With a projected top six of Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Cody Ceci, Marc Methot, Mark Borowiecki and Chris Wideman, it’ll be Claesson battling with the likes of Mike Kostka and Patrick Sieloff to fill the extra depth defenseman role.