OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed defenceman Michael Koskta to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $800,000 in the National Hockey League and $325,000 in the American Hockey League.
Kostka, 30, played in 15 games with Ottawa last season, recording one assist and four penalty minutes. He appeared in 50 contests with the B-Sens, scoring five goals and adding 29 assists while recording 20 penalty minutes. He represented Binghamton at the 2016 Toyota All-Star Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.
Undrafted, Kostka has scored four goals and earned 17 assists, while adding 39 penalty minutes in 85 career NHL games with Ottawa, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. He has recorded 244 points (47 goals, 197 assists) while registering 270 penalty minutes over 456 AHL contests.
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