Reports: O'Brien, Cowick among B-Sens not returning

By wbng sports

July 1, 2014 Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 10:43 PM EST

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Ottawa Senators did not offer new contracts to forwards Jim O'Brien and Corey Cowick, making them unrestricted free agents. Goalie Nathan Lawson was not offered, as well.

Cowick was a restricted free agent; O'Brien and Nathan Lawson became unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.

Forward and restricted free agent Wacey Hamilton was also not offered after a season in which he accounted for a career-high 20 points.

Defensemen Tyler Eckford and Ben Blood also did not receive qualifying offers.

O'Brien played five seasons for the Binghamton Senators. He played 51 games in 2013-14, tallying 11 goals and 18 assists. His best season as a B-Sen came in 2010-11, when he scored 24 goals and 56 points overall.

Cowick played four seasons in Binghamton. He scored 12 goals and notched 13 assists last season.

Lawson battles injuries during the 2013-14 season, playing 30 games for Binghamton and compiling a 15-8 record. He played two seasons in Binghamton.

These transactions were reported by the Ottawa Sun and Le Droit newspapers.

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