Senators sign defenceman Djibril Toure to three-year, entry-level contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed amateur tryout defenceman Djibril Toure to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 20-year-old from Dorval, Que., had 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) and a team-leading 91 penalty minutes over 57 regular-season games as a rookie with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves last season.

He also had an assist and a team-leading 12 penalty minutes in four playoff games against Peterborough.

Toure split the 2021-22 season between the Central Canada Hockey League’s Carleton Place Canadians and the Hawkesbury Hawks, totalling 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 76 penalty minutes over 45 games.

"Djibril’s growth over the last two years has been remarkable,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. “He’s come a long way, from playing in the CCHL as recently as two seasons ago, to earn this contract. He’s a rangy defender who skates well and who has shown consistent improvement in his game."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2023.

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