OTTAWA (AP) -Star Russian defenseman Anton Volchenkov re-signed with the Ottawa Senators, a 3-year deal worth $7.5 million.
Volchenkov had career highs in assists (18) and points (19) and led the league in blocked shots (273).
"Anton has been one of our top defensemen all season," general manager John Muckler said.
The 25-year-old defenseman would get $2.1 million next season, $2.2 million in 2008-09 and $3.2 million in 2009-10.
Drafted by the Senators in the first round (21st overall) in the 2000 NHL entry draft, Volchenkov has spent his entire career in Ottawa.