Defenseman Chris Wideman agreed to terms on a two-year, one-way contract extension worth $1.6 million with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.
Wideman, a 26-year-old rookie, has five goals and nine points in 44 games, and is averaging 13:59 of ice time per game. He could have become a restricted free agent after the season.
A fourth-round pick (No. 100) in the 2009 NHL Draft, Wideman had 19 goals and 61 points last season for Binghamton of the American Hockey League.