OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler announced today the re-signing of the club's all-time defenceman leader (in games played, goals and assists), Wade Redden, to a multi-year agreement.
Redden, who turned 29 this month, returns for his 11th NHL and Senators career season this September. Completing his 10th season in Ottawa in 2005-06, the native of Lloydminster, Sask., set personal career highs in assists and points, recording 10 goals and 40 assists over 65 games. He also added 10 points (2 goals and 8 assists) over nine playoff games. Redden's career totals have him at 694 games played, 336 points (88, 248) and 466 penalty minutes during the regular season, with nine goals and 25 assists over 70 post-season games.
Last season also saw the defencemen tied for first overall in the league with the New York Rangers Michal Rozsival in the plus-minus rating with +35. Serving as an alternate team captain for his eighth season, Redden also wore the captain's ‘C' for four games.
Redden ranks as the Senators' all-time top defencemen in games played games (694), goals (88), assists (248) and points (336), while overall he is second, eighth, third and fifth, respectively.
Redden has represented Canada seven times in international competitions, but took part in his first Olympic experience in Italy during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Canada's final ranking at the Games was 10th overall, after finishing in third place of group A in the preliminary round with a 3-2-0 record, and then losing 2-0 to Russia in the quarter-finals. He scored once and was +2 in six games.
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