The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Christian Wolanin to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Wolanin had 12 goals and 35 points in 40 games with the University of North Dakota this season.
He was a fourth-round pick of the Senators in 2015.
“Christian is talented player that has displayed high-end offensive skill from the blue line during his career at the University of North Dakota,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion in a release. “He made the decision to turn professional and we are happy to have him under contract. Christian will join our team in Ottawa for the remainder of the season, which will present a tremendous opportunity for him to learn and develop.”
The 23-year-old is expected to join Ottawa this week.