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Sens sign Clarke MacArthur

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

The Sens have made their first acquisition of the free agency period today, landing former Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur. The contract is set to be two years in length.

In MacArthur the Sens get a player who should fit right into their system. He plays the full rink with pace, brings grit, scores and makes plays. Over the past three seasons he has amassed 49 goals and 125 points. He hit the 20 goal plateau in each of the last two 82 game seasons. At 28 years old the contract will take him through his age 30 season.

MacArthur’s game should bring some versatility to the Sens lineup as well. Given his skillset he can fill a top six or checking role with equal effectiveness. He had his best run with Toronto playing on their second line with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin under Ron Wilson. MacArthur, by virtue of being an aggressive, versatile player, did well setting the table for his linemates. He posted 62 points in their first season together, helping Grabovski score 29 goals and Kulemin score 30.

By bringing in MacArthur, the Sens have done well to increase their versatility and depth up front, as well as adding a player that can bring offence and grit.

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