The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract.
White had been a restricted free agent and the new deal will keep him in Ottawa through the 2024-25 season.
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“We’ve identified Colin as one of our core players who will help drive the team’s success in both the short and long term,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “Colin plays the 200-foot game that is so coveted in today’s NHL. He can skate, play on both special teams, and is a character player and leader who loves hockey and this city.”
The six-foot, 183-pound native of Hanover, Mass., has 16 goals and 31 assists in 94 career NHL games. A first-round pick by the Senators in the 2015 NHL draft, he had 14 goals and 27 assists in 71 games last year in his first full season in the NHL. His 41 points were fifth among NHL rookies, while his assist total placed him third among first-year players.
Even with White signed, the Senators still have the fifth-lowest cap hit in the league, with $10.89 million in projected space and a nearly full roster of 22.