OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Mark Stone on a three-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. The average annual value of the contract is $3.5 million ($2.25M, $3.75M, $4.5M).
Stone, 23, established new statistical career highs in all major categories in 2014-15, registering 64 points (26 goals, 30 assists) and 14 penalty minutes over 80 regular-season contests. His 64 points saw him conclude the season tied for the rookie scoring lead with Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau (with whom he was a nominee for the NHL’s Calder Trophy) while his 26 goals ranked second only to teammate Mike Hoffman’s 27 markers among NHL rookies. He finished his first full NHL campaign in a tie for second (with Kyle Turris) among Senators in scoring while leading Ottawa forwards with a plus/minus rating of +21.
A Winnipeg native, and drafted by the Senators in the sixth-round (178th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Stone has recorded 72 points (30 goals, 42 assists) and 20 penalty minutes over 103 career NHL contests.
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