Fresh off the quasi-new news that Kyle Turris believes that he can eventually score 30 goals in a season, the Ottawa Senators have announced that they have locked up their second line center to a five-year extension that carries an average annual value of $3.5 million.
What a steal!
When Turris was acquired in exchange for David Rundblad and a second round pick, one of the biggest concerns or gripes with the trade was the fact that the Senators were taking on a player who would be under team control for a shorter period of time – Turris was slated to become an UFA at the conclusion of the 2015/16 season.
Thanks to the announcement of this extension, those fears are allayed.
With one year left on his current contract that carries an average annual value of $1.4 million, the Senators have ensured that Turris – barring a trade obviously – will be under contract through the 2017-18 season. In other words, the Senators have bought out Turris’ first two years ...