Senators sign Magnus Paajarvi to one-year extension

Watch as Magnus Paajarvi takes a great pass from Erik Karlsson and gets his own rebound off Juuse Saros to score his third goal of the season and give the Ottawa Senators the lead over the Nashville Predators.

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year extension worth $900,000, the team announced Wednesday.

“We’re happy to have Magnus back in Ottawa,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in the club’s press release. “He showed us last season that he can play the game with speed, which fits with the style of play we want our team to exhibit. Magnus is a versatile player who will be able to provide us productive minutes in many situations.”

Paajarvi first arrived in Ottawa in January after being claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Blues and went on to score six goals and register two assists in 35 games with the Senators. He had eight goals and four assists in a combined 79 games between the Senators and Blues in 2017-18. The 27-year-old is coming off a successful stint representing Sweden at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, where he tallied three goals in 10 games to help his country claim gold at the tournament.

The 2009 first-round pick (No. 10 overall, Edmonton) has played a total of 387 NHL games, with 51 career goals and 54 assists to his name.

May 30, 2018

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Magnus Paajarvi
Left Wing
AGE: 27
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT:
$900,000
TOTAL:
$900,000

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