(WBNG Binghamton) The Ottawa Senators made several moves over the weekend. Here's a look at the players coming to the Black and Red.
The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forward Shane Prince to a three-year entry-level contract. Prince recently completed the 2011-12 season with the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's.
The Senators' second-round pick (61st overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Prince has played the last 2-1/2 seasons with Ottawa, establishing career highs in 2011-12 in goals (43) and points (90). He ranked second among all 67's players in goals, assists (47) and points, and was fourth in OHL scoring this season.
The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has signed defenceman Mike Lundin to a one-year contract.
Lundin, 27, spent last season with the Minnesota Wild, recording two assists and two penalty minutes in 17 games. Lundin missed the first 23 games of the season with a back injury and final 25 contests with a lower body injury. He also played two games with the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros.
The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has signed forward Guillaume Latendresse to a one-year contract.
Latendresse, 25, has spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Wild. In 2011-12, he scored five goals and added four assists in 16 games. He suffered a concussion in a game in San Jose on Nov. 10 which caused him to miss a total of 61 games. In three seasons with the Wild, he recorded 33 goals and 19 assists in 82 games, while recording 52 penalty minutes. He set a career high with 25 goals during the 2009-10 campaign.
The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Marc Methot from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Nick Foligno.
Methot, 27, scored one goal and added six assists along with 24 penalty minutes in 26 games with Columbus last season. He suffered a broken jaw in a Feb. 9 games versus the Dallas Stars and missed the last 28 games of the season. He returned to play for Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship, recording two assists, 25 penalty minutes and a +6 rating in six games.
The 6-3, 227-pound, native of Ottawa has spent his entire NHL career with the Blue Jackets, recording seven goals, 55 assists and 208 penalty minutes in 275 regular-season games.
Foligno, 24, has spent each of the last five seasons with the Senators. He recorded 61 goals, 87 assists and 299 penalty minutes in 351 career NHL games. He was Ottawa's first-round selection (28th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
A member of the Binghamton Senators Calder Cup Championship team may be coming back to Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
TSN reports defenseman Andre Benoit has signed a one year contract to return to the Ottawa Senators.
No word on if it's a one way, or two way deal.
He spent last season playing in the KHL.