OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Chris DiDomenico to a two-year, two-way contract.
The contract will carry a value of $575,000 in the National Hockey League and $150,000 in the American Hockey League (both values are prorated for the remainder of the 2016-17 season) and a value of $650,000 in the NHL and $190,000 in the AHL for 2017-18.
DiDomenico, 28, recently completed his second season with Langnau of the Swiss-A League and led the team in scoring with 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists). In doing so, he matched his Swiss-A career high in points while establishing a new high in assists after previously leading the club in scoring with 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 2015-16. In total, he recorded 76 points (22 goals, 54 assists) and 74 penalty minutes in 94 games over his two seasons in Switzerland's top hockey league.
A native of Woodbrige, Ont., DiDomenico was a teammate of Senators forward Mike Hoffman with the 2008-09 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Drummondville Voltigeurs. In 203 career QMJHL regular season contests with Drummondville and Saint John, DiDomenico recorded 251 points (90 goals, 161 assists) and 235 penalty minutes.
Drafted by Toronto in the sixth round (164th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, DiDomenico was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Chicago Blackhawks on June 30, 2010. He made his professional debut with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, in 2010-11 and has registered 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) and 30 penalty minutes over 74 career AHL contests, all of which occurred over two consecutive seasons with Rockford.
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