OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the National Hockey League’s arbitrator has awarded forward Alex Chiasson a one-year contract with a value of $1.2 million.
“The arbitration process went as we expected - we had the opportunity to make our case, as did Alex’s group,” said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. “In our opinion, both sides made fair, detailed arguments and we are satisfied with the ruling of the arbitrator. We are happy to have Alex under contract and anticipate that he will be a productive player for us this season. Alex will be given the chance to have an important role in the team’s success.”
Chiasson, 24, scored 11 goals and added 15 assists for 26 points, while recording 67 penalty minutes in 76 regular-season games last season. He also played in four of the Senators’ playoff matchups.
Chiasson was acquired by Ottawa in a July 1, 2014, trade along with Nick Paul, Alex Guptill and the Dallas Stars’ second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft (a pick the Senators later used in a trade to acquire the 36th overall pick, with which they selected forward Gabriel Gagne) in exchange for Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson.
The 6-4, 205-pound, forward was Dallas’ second-round selection (38th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
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