OTTAWA – Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed a seven-year, $ 57.5 million contract.
The senators announced Thursday morning, hours before Ottawa’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tkachuk was a limited free agent and had not played for the Senators during the preseason until an agreement was reached.
The contract has an average value of $ 8.214 million annually.
Tkachuk will be paid $ 4 million this season, $ 6.5 million in 2022-23, $ 10.5 million in 2023-24, $ 10.5 million in 2024-25, $ 10.5 million in 2025-26, $ 8.5 million in 2026-27 and $ 7 million in 2027-28.
The 22-year-old Tkachuk played in all 56 of Ottawa’s games last season, leading the Senators to score 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists).
He also had a team of 69 penalty minutes.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 14, 2021.