Tkachuk signs seven-year, $57.5 million contract with Senators

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Brady Tkachuk signed a seven-year, $57.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $8.214 million and runs through the 2027-28 season.

The 22-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, led the Senators in scoring with 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) in 56 games last season. He also led them in penalty minutes (69) and was second in the NHL in hits (248), two behind Rakdo Gudas.

“This is an exciting day for the Ottawa Senators,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “Brady possesses a very dynamic skill set and is a prototypical power forward in today’s NHL. He scores goals, he plays physical and exemplifies what it means to be a pro for all players in our organization.”

Selected by Ottawa with the No. 4 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Tkachuk has scored 125 points (60 goals, 65 assists) in 198 NHL games.

It is unclear when Tkachuk will be available for the Senators, who begin the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, TSN4, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

“We’re thrilled to come to a long-term agreement with Brady,” Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said. “He’s a valuable member of our leadership group, is universally respected by his teammates and a player we’re certain will have a significant impact on our success in the seasons ahead.”

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