Senators re-sign forward Drake Batherson to 6-year deal
23-year-old was Ottawa's 4th-leading scorer last year with 34 points
The Ottawa Senators announced Friday they've agreed to a six-year, $29.85 million US contract with forward Drake Batherson.
Batherson, 23, was Ottawa's fourth-leading scorer last year with 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists). His 17 goals were tied for second-highest on the club.
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"Drake represents an integral component of our future at forward," Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion said in a statement. "He possesses a strong ability to play at both ends of the ice, is a key power-play contributor and someone we expect to be a prominent player for us for several years to come."
Batherson is scheduled to appear in his 100th career NHL game when Ottawa opens its 2021-22 season Oct. 14 against Toronto. He has registered 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) in 99 contests with the Senators.