Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the signing of defenceman Matt Carkner
to a two-year contract.
Carkner, 27, spent last season with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. In 67 games with the B-Sens, he scored 10 goals and added 15 assists for 25 points while recording 218 penalty minutes.
The Winchester, Ont., native was Montreal’s second-round choice (58th overall) in the 1999 entry draft. In 2001, he signed a free-agent contract with the San Jose Sharks, spending the next five seasons with the AHL’s Cleveland Barons. Carkner made his NHL debut during the 2005-06 season, recording one assist and two penalty minutes in one game with San Jose.MATT CARKNER
, Defence - Shoots right - 6'4”, 231 lbs.Born:
Nov. 3, 1980 (Winchester, Ont.)Drafted:
1999 - Montreal’s second-round pick (58th overall)