OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Tierney to a two-year contract. The contract holds an average annual value of $3.5M and will see Tierney earn $2.8M in 2020-21 and $4.2M in 2021-22.
A native of Keswick, Ont., Tierney, 26, ranked sixth among Senators in scoring with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 2019-20 and was one of four players to appear in each of Ottawa's 71 games. In 2018-19, he led the Senators in games (81) while establishing NHL career highs in assists (39) and points (48) in what was his first season with Ottawa.
"We're pleased to reach an agreement with Chris that will see him under contract here for multiple seasons," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He's a reliable veteran who has very good hockey sense and who is consistently among our best centres in faceoff success rate. That he's accumulated significant NHL experience in a short period of time is also of considerable importance to our lineup."
Selected by San Jose with the team's second-round pick (55th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, Tierney was acquired by the Senators via trade with the Sharks on Sept. 13, 2018, and has tallied 189 points (61 goals, 128 assists) and 86 penalty minutes over 436 career NHL games with San Jose and Ottawa.
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