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Bulletin: Senators sign Jamie Allison

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators signed defenceman Jamie Allison to a one-year agreement.

Allison, 31, joins the Senators for his 13th pro hockey season. In 2005-06, he suited up with his fourth and fifth NHL teams starting the season with the Nashville Predators and then claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers to end the schedule. He had one assist and 45 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Predators and 11 penalty minutes in seven games with the Panthers.

Since his first NHL game during the 1994-95 season with the Calgary Flames, Allison has registered seven goals, 23 penalty minutes and 639 penalty minutes over 372 games with the Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators.

The Lindsay, Ont. native was selected by Calgary with their second choice, 44th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Allison stayed in the Flames organization until Oct. 27, 1998 when he was traded to Chicago with Marty McInnis and Erik Andersson for Jeff Shantz and Steve Dubinsky. Calgary then reclaimed him in the Sept. 28, 2001 waiver draft. He was then acquired by Columbus from Calgary on March 19, 2002 for Blake Sloan. Allison joined Nashville as a free agent Sept. 10, 2003, remaining with the Predators until Florida claimed him off waivers on Feb. 13, 2006.

In his fourth and final junior season, Allison captained the OHL's Detroit Jr. Red Wings to a league championship and Memorial Cup finals in 1995.

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