“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.