OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators' busy off-season continued Wednesday with the signing of forward Alex Galchenyuk. The one-year deal is worth US$1.05 million. The 26-year-old Galchenyuk was an unrestricted free agent after splitting last year between Pittsburgh and Minnesota. He had eight goals and 16 assists over 59 regular-season games in 2019-20, and was held without a point in four post-season appearances with the Wild. The Senators are Galchenyuk's fifth team since June 2018. Born in Milwaukee to Belarusian parents, Galchenyuk was selected third overall by Montreal in the 2012 NHL draft. He spent his first six NHL seasons with the Canadiens, putting up career highs with 30 goals and 56 points in 2015-16. He was traded to Arizona for Max Domi in June 2018. After one season with the Coyotes, he was shipped to Pittsburgh in the deal that sent Phil Kessel to Arizona. His tenure in Pittsburgh lasted 45 games before he was sent to the Wild, along with Calen Addison and a conditional round first-round pick in 2021, for forward Jason Zucker. Galchenyuk has 135 goals and 185 assists over 549 career NHL games. He joins sniper Evgenii Dadonov, goaltender Matt Murray, forward Austin Watson and defencemen Josh Brown and Erik Gudbranson as new additions to a revamped Senators roster. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 28, 2020. The Canadian Press
Wandering former third-overall draft pick Alex Galchenyuk is headed to Ottawa on a show-me-something deal.
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Chris Tierney, signing the forward to a two-year contract with an average annual value of US$3.5 million. Tierney, 26, will earn $2.8 million in 2020-21 and $4.2 million in 2021-22. A native of Keswick, Ont., Tierney ranked sixth among Senators in scoring with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 2019-20 and was one of four players to appear in each of Ottawa’s 71 games. In 2018-19, he set career-highs in assists (39), points (48) and games (81). The Senators acquired Tierney in the deal that sent star defenceman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks in September 2018. Tierney has 189 points (61 goals, 128 assists) in 436 career NHL games with San Jose and Ottawa. “We’re pleased to reach an agreement with Chris that will see him under contract here for multiple seasons,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. “He’s a reliable veteran who has very good hockey sense and who is consistently among our best centres in faceoff success rate. That he’s accumulated significant NHL experience in a short period of time is also of considerable importance to our lineup.” Also Tuesday, the Senators signed forward Filip Chlapik to a one-year, two-way contract worth $735,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the American Hockey League. The 23-year-old Prague native had six points (three goals, three assists) in 31 games with Ottawa last season and 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) over 37 games with the AHL's Belleville Senators. Ottawa selected Chlapik in the second round, 48th overall, at the 2015 NHL draft. He has 11 points (five goals, six assists) over 56 career NHL games with Ottawa and 88 points (37 goals, 51 assists) over 146 contests with Belleville. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 27, 2020. The Canadian Press