Posted August 29, 2012 on
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The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Kyle Turris to a 17.5-million, five-year contract extension.
The 23-year-old Turris scored 12 goals and 17 assists last season, both career highs. The deal, which is worth an average of $3.5 million per year, will keep Turris in Ottawa through the 2017-18 season.
Turris was acquired by the Senators in a December 2011 trade with the Coyotes that sent defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick to Phoenix.
In 186 career games, Turris has 31 goals and 44 assists with 70 penalty minutes.
BEST OF MAXIM
Thank goodness the Ottawa Senators locked up Kyle Turris for five more years, committing $17.5 million to keep him under control until 2018.Turris exploded for 12 goals last season. Had he made it all the way to 15 goals, the Philadelphia Flyers may have begun plotting a $100 million offer. So, sure, the Senators HAD to extend his deal. Turris was set to earn $1.4 million this season...
OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed centre Kyle Turris to a five-year contract extension through the 2017-18 NHL season.
Turris, 23, recently completed his third full season in the National Hockey League and played 49 of his 55 regular season contests in 2011-12 as a member of the Senators. He was originally acquired...
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...
In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that Kyle Turris has signed a five-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators, it is always fun to scan the Interwebs and monitor the reactions of the greater hockey community; especially those from outside the nation’s capital.
The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson had this take for example:
I know the Oilers and Sam Gagner were...
Remember how it was just the other day that Allan Muir was putting the screws to Senators management for their unwillingness to spend $1.5 million per season on Matt Carkner? Assuming that there would be a salary cap floor in the next CBA and that Ottawa would have to spend money to get above that floor, his logic entailed that it would have been prudent to for the Senators not to...