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Senators sign Locke to a two-year contract

Wednesday, 07.07.2010 / 3:20 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010
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Senators sign Locke to a two-year contract
The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has signed forward Corey Locke to a two-year, two-way contract.

Locke, 26, spent the majority of the 2009-10 season with the New York Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 76 games with Hartford, Locke scored 31 goals and added 54 assists for 85 points, while recording 44 penalty minutes. He was named to the AHL’s second all-star team following the season.

Locke was recalled to the Rangers for three National Hockey League games in 2009-10, when he recorded no points and no penalty minutes. In four career NHL games, including one with the Montreal Canadiens, Locke has been held scoreless.

The 5-9, 189-pound forward has skated in 466 career AHL games in six seasons with the Wolf Pack, Hamilton Bulldogs and Houston Aeros, registering 141 goals and 252 assists for 393 points, along with 295 penalty minutes. Locke has played in the AHL All-Star Classic on four occasions (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010).
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