OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed goaltender Chris Driedger to a one-year, two-way contract ($735,000 in the National Hockey League and $70,000 in the American Hockey League).
Driedger, 23, spent the majority of last season with AHL Binghamton, posting a 12-19-1 record with a 3.22 goals-against average, .900 save percentage and one shutout in 34 games. He also made one appearance (the third of his NHL career) with Ottawa and two with Wichita of the ECHL.
Drafted by the Senators in the third-round (76th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 6-4, 204-pound netminder has appeared in 82 career AHL games since making his professional debut in 2013-14, posting a 36-34-6 record with two career shutouts. He played four years in the Western Hockey League, including one with the Tri-City Americans and three with the Calgary Hitmen.
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