OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Chris Wideman on a two-year, one-way contract extension. The contract will carry an annual value of $800,000 for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
Wideman, 26, has recorded five goals and four assists for nine points while adding 16 penalty minutes in 44 games in his first National Hockey League season. His five goals are third amongst NHL rookie defencemen.
Last season with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, he led all defenceman with 61 points and was Binghamton’s lone representative at the 2014-15 All-Star Classic. Following the season, he won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s best defenceman and was named as a defenceman on the AHL’s First All-Star Team.
Drafted by the Senators with their fourth-round selection (100th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Wideman came to Ottawa after completing four years with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Miami (Ohio) RedHawks.
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