Senators ink defenceman Chris Wideman to extension

The Ottawa Senators extended their win streak to four-games in their win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Chris Wideman to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal is worth $1.6 million and carries an annual value of $800,000 trough the 2017-18 season.

Wideman has five goals and nine points in 44 games with the Senators this season. The 26-year-old rookie ranks third among first-year defencemen in goal scoring.

Wideman currently earns an NHL salary of $600,000 according to generalfanager.com.

The former fourth-round pick (100th overall) was the 2014-15 recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's best defenceman. He totaled 19 goals and 61 points in 75 games with the Binghamton Senators.

February 24, 2016

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Chris Wideman
Defence
AGE: 26
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT:
N/A
TOTAL:
$1.6 million