The 24-year-old European free agent played for Assat Pori in Finland this past season where he picked up 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 51 games.
“Nikolas’ signing represents a good depth addition for us on defence,” said Senators GM Pierre Dorion in a statement. “He took a big step this past season in improving his overall game in a short period of time. He has size, reach and an active stick. He’s also a very good puck mover who competes and plays with urgency which has helped him become a reliable defender.”
Matinpalo is currently representing Finland at the 2023 IIHF Men’s World Hockey Championship.
May 25, 2023