OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed forward Connor Brown to a three-year contract. The contract holds an average annual value of $3.6M and will see Brown earn $2.8M in 2020-21, $4M in 2021-22 and $4M in 2022-23.
A Toronto native, Brown, 26, established NHL career highs in assists (27) and points (43) while skating in each of the Senators' 71 games in his first season with the team in 2019-20. One of four Senators to appear in each of the team's contests last season, Brown has not missed an NHL game for which he has been eligible, dating to his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 17, 2016.
"We're very happy to have Connor back under contract," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He brings a veteran presence to our lineup and is a player who can play in different situations. He's durable, has a strong work ethic with great practice habits and is regarded as a leader by his teammates. His ability to play up and down the lineup while producing offensively is especially valuable to us as we continue our transition towards being a consistent winner."
Selected by Toronto with the team's first sixth-round pick (156th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, Brown was acquired by the Senators via trade with the Maple Leafs on July 1, 2019, and has tallied 142 points (59 goals, 83 assists) and 68 penalty minutes over 324 career NHL games with Toronto and Ottawa.
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