OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed forward Tyler Ennis to a one-year contract. The contract carries a value of $900,000 for the 2021-22 season.
Ennis, 32, has participated in the Senators' training camp on a professional tryout agreement after having spent last season with the Edmonton Oilers where he registered nine points (three goals, six assists), six penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating over 30 regular-season games.
"Tyler has had a strong training camp," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He's a highly-skilled veteran whose leadership qualities should prove as valuable as they were here two seasons ago. He's capable of generating offence both at five-on-five and on the power-play, and, with an ability to play both wing postions, he'll be a good addition for us at forward."
An Edmonton native, Ennis returns to the Senators after having spent the majority of the 2018-19 campaign with Ottawa where he earned 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 61 games and concluded the season as the club's seventh leading scorer despite a late Februrary trade.
Originally selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, Ennis has appeared in 643 career NHL games over 12 seasons with Buffalo, the Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, the Senators and Oilers recording 322 points (136 goals, 186 assists) and 208 penalty minutes.
Internationally, Ennis has represented his country on two occassions. He helped Team Canada win a gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa by way of earning seven points (three goals, four assists) in six games and also won gold at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship when he registered six points (two goals, four assists) over 10 tournament games.
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