Condra turns down Ottawa, signs with Tampa Bay

As Kyle Bukauskas reports, the Ottawa Senators camp could be quiet as Free Agency opens, as they’ve already done most of their heavy lifting through the trade market.

Erik Condra has opted not to re-sign with the Ottawa Senators.

The 28-year-old right winger inked a three-year, $3.75-million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday.

His contract will carry a $1.25-million salary cap hit.

Condra played for Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper with the Texarkana Bandits of the NAHL during the 2003-04 season.

The Trenton, Mich., native was the Senators’ most-used forward on the penalty kill, averaging 2:13 per game last season. He was also tied for the lead among club forwards for blocked shots with 53.

Condra was reportedly intent on finding a three-year commitment and had received calls from a number of opponents.

The depth forward was paid $1.3 million last season and scored a career-high nine goals.

Fans should expect Ottawa to add to its forward core in light of losing out on Condra.

July 1, 2015


Erik Condra

Tampa Bay Lightning
3 yrs
Free Agency
$1.25 million
$3.75 million

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