OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension which will run through the end of the 2021-22 NHL season. The average annual value of the contract is $7.25 million ($6.5M, $7.0M, $7.25M, $7.5M, $7.5M, $7.5M, $7.5M).
Ryan, 27, appeared in each of the Senators’ first 70 regular-season games last season (his first with Ottawa), before aggravating an injury he originally sustained last November in a March 22 game at Dallas. The sports hernia ultimately required a surgical procedure which forced him to miss the club’s final 12 games. He recorded 48 points, (including a team-high 23 goals at the time of the injury), 45 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating in his first season with the Senators.
Originally acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks on July 5, 2013, Ryan tied for third among Senators in goals while finishing fifth in team scoring last season.
The 6-2, 208-pound, native of Cherry Hill, N.J., had spent his entire National Hockey League career with the Ducks prior to the 2013-14 campaign. In total, Ryan has scored 170 goals and added 167 assists for 337 points in addition to recording 296 penalty minutes over 448 regular-season games with Anaheim and the Senators. Internationally, Ryan represented the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver while helping his home country earn a silver medal.
Ryan was Anaheim’s first-round pick (second overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft.
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